5 of the Best Law Conferences in 2018

2018 Conferences for Law Professionals

• 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
• American Bar Association TechShow 2018
• Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference
• 17th Annual National Crime Victim Law Conference
• 2018 Association of Corporate Counsel Meeting

Taking a break from the courtroom to attend law conferences can refresh attorneys’ knowledge and skills for successfully representing their client’s rights. Whether specialized in property, constitutional, corporate, or family law, attorneys must stay up-to-date on the newest regulations and statutes to practice effectively. Training doesn’t end after the three-year Juris Doctor degree because lawyers in most states need continuing legal education (CLE) credits. Conferences for law are convenient one-stop shops where attorneys can uphold their Bar certification while advancing abilities, networking, and traveling. Welcome in the New Year with the gift of professional development by registering for some of these five can’t-miss lawyer conferences happening in 2018.

1. 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime: San Diego, CA

February 28-March 2, 2018

At the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section will hold the 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime in late February. Costing ABA members $1,185, the three-day law conference gives 13.25 CLE credits to 1,100 attorneys discussing financially motivated crimes like fraud, tax evasion, and industrial espionage. The agenda includes welcoming remarks from Raymond Banoun, J.D., the Young Lawyers Reception, and 24 breakout sessions.

2. American Bar Association TechShow 2018: Chicago, IL

March 7-10, 2018

Offering an Early Bird price of $650 until January 22nd, the American Bar Association TechShow 2018 will kick off in March at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. It’s among the best law conferences where attorneys can learn the latest legal technologies from 100+ vendors for more efficient practice. Attracting faculty like Heidi Alexander and Barron Henley, the four-day event has 11 tracks, including Cybersecurity, Advanced IT, Process Management, and Litigation.

3. Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference: New Orleans, LA

April 9-11, 2018

In April, the Legal Marketing Association will welcome 1,500 lawyers to its Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Sponsored by LexisNexis, the three-day law conference provides 40+ breakout sessions focused on client retention for legal firm development. Attendees benefit from hearing 150 speakers like Shearman & Sterling’s Samara Abrams, testing products in the Lagniappe Demo Lounge, and joining the Mentoring Program for $1,395 total.

4. 17th Annual National Crime Victim Law Conference: Portland, OR

June 7-8, 2018

Lewis & Clark Law School will celebrate its 17th year of hosting the National Crime Victim Law Institute in June at the Oregon Convention Center. Billing $399 until May, it’s among the leading legal conferences dedicated to just, holistic victim services for 13 CLE credits. The two-day schedule features a keynote by Meg Garvin, J.D., breakout sessions like “Privacy Protections,” networking luncheons, and the Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Reception.

5. 2018 Association of Corporate Counsel Meeting: Austin, TX

October 21-24, 2018

Granting up to 15 CLE credits, the Association of Corporate Counsel 2018 Meeting will take place in October at the Austin Convention Center on Cesar Chavez Street. Charging ACC members $1,575 total, the four-day law conference integrates 100+ sessions for honing representation skills in private-sector business. Lawyers may attend Women in the House (WITH) breakfasts, the ACC Exhibit Hall, speeches by Chair William Mordan, and the Insurance Staff Counsel Committee Meeting.

Investing in legal conference registration pays off by increasing attorneys’ access to educational workshops, vendors, resources, and partners from America’s best law firms. The seemingly endless list of 2018 law conferences also includes the GMA Legal Conference in New Orleans, 20th ICLS Conference in Montreal, FBA Immigration Law Conference in Memphis, and 109th Society of Legal Scholars Conference in London.