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Top 8 Legal Tech Conferences to Attend in 2024

The LawPay Team
The LawPay Team
January 26, 2024

A new year has arrived and with it comes an abundance of potential legal conferences and events to attend—and the time to plan is now. Leading legal professionals know that law conferences are an excellent chance to network with fellow attorneys and vendors, level up their skills, and learn about the latest industry best practices.

Recently, the amount of technology-focused legal conferences has grown, in order to address and inform evolving customer behaviors. Additionally, in-person events are back in a big way, providing an opportunity to gain valuable facetime with the top innovators in today's legal space.

But with so many events on the horizon, which opportunities are worth your time in 2024? Here are some reasons why you should consider going to a legal technology conference along with our list of the top 8 legal tech conferences to attend in 2024.

Why You Should Go to a Legal Technology Conference

When assessing which events to attend, many law offices ask why they should participate in a legal tech conference over a broader law conference.

"Legal tech" is still nothing more than a buzzword for many legal professionals—but to ignore it entirely may result in becoming uniformed on how law firms are using key technology to maximize efficiency and boost profits. Legal technology is one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal industry for good reason. It is upending how customers choose and find potential law firms, how lawyers do their work, and client expectations.

In today's increasingly digital world, investing in the best software for lawyers is key to standing out from competitors and staying relevant with customers. Legal tech conferences provide a great opportunity to delve into the latest legal tech trends and to understand how innovation in the legal industry can help your office thrive.

This is not to say a traditional law conference isn't worth it—but forward-thinking law firms should consider supplementing their event calendar with a few technology-specific conferences too.

8 Best Legal Tech Conferences in 2024

Choosing the right legal tech conferences to attend can feel overwhelming. There are also a number of well-regarded international conferences that run every year to consider. To point you in the right direction, we've assembled our top eight choices for 2024 taking place in the United States:

1. Legalweek

When: January 29 - February 1, 2024 | Where: New York, Hilton Midtown

Every year, information and intelligence company ALM hosts Legalweek—a four-day event where leading legal professionals and innovators from around the world come together. Besides offering ample networking opportunities, Legalweek hosts a variety of panels and informational events to give attendees actionable insights into the latest innovations and challenges that are driving the future of the legal world.

With thousands of attendees, an ideal location in downtown New York City, and big-name keynote speakers like actor Bryan Cranston, Legalweek is a great event for lawyers of any experience level.

Join LawPay & MyCase at Legalweek 2024

LawPay and MyCase will be at Legalweek to deliver actionable insights on how to thrive in an ever-evolving legal landscape. Stop by booth #2117 to see what's new, get a customized demo, and enter in a giveaway.

Also, be sure not to miss an exclusive fireside chat featuring Affinipay's CEO Dru Armstrong on Wednesday, January 31 at 3:30 p.m. EST. During the panel, we'll have an in-depth conversation about the latest legal tech trends, challenges, and successes within the legal technology landscape. Panelists also include Pratik Shah (Founder, EsquireTek), Jacqueline Schafer (Founder, CEO of Clearbrief), and Eric Voogt (Founder, CEO of Proof).

2. ABA TECHSHOW

When: February 14-17, 2024 | Where: Chicago, IL

Highlighting the importance of technology in the future of legal practice, the ABA TECHSHOW brings together legal professionals, technology providers, and attorneys to learn about the latest innovations that are helping lawyers practice more effectively. ABA brings together a wide variety of legal professionals—highlighting how technology is changing the operational landscape across different practice areas.

Join LawPay & MyCase at the ABA TECHSHOW 2024

ABA TECHSHOW is one of our biggest events of the year where we connect with legal professionals and showcase our top legal technology solutions. Come visit LawPay and MyCase during the ABA TECHSHOW at booth #505 to learn how we're helping law firms optimize their operations using MyCase and LawPay—and don't forget to enter our giveaway for an Oura ring while you're there.

In addition, join us on February 16 at 12:00 p.m. for an exclusive lunch and learn event with Niki Black (Senior Director of SME and External Education, MyCase) and Gabriela Cubiero (VP of Marketing, Affinipay) to hear about the latest trends and data from our 2024 industry report.

3. Legal Marketing Association 2024

When: April 3-5, 2024 | Where: San Diego, CA

While legal marketing might not jump out as a high priority for many lawyers, it's also one of the areas where modern technology can make the most impact on the long term health of your business. The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) 2024 conference offers attendees with strategies, best practices, tips, tricks, and advice in legal marketing—including the best technologies to help you attract more clients.

4. Legal Up

When: April 24-25 | Where: Virtual Event

LegalUp is a virtual event that helps legal professionals of all stripes gain insights and continuing education surrounding the changes and constant challenges of the legal industry. As a virtual event, networking takes the form of live chat, but the law conference still offers over nine hours of continuing legal education opportunities and informative insights into best practices and actionable strategies for success.

5. CLOC Global Institute

When: May 6-9, 2024 | Where: ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Technology has rapidly transformed legal operations across the globe. The 2024 CLOC Global Institute gathers a global audience full of technology vendors, legal operations experts, law firms, academics, and more. The event helps their highly-varied attendees network and share ideas about the future of legal operations.

6. ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference

When: May 8-10, 2024 | Where: Washington, D.C.

As its name implies, the World Technology Law Conference is an event that focuses heavily on the technology side of the industry. With a global membership from over 70 countries, ITechLaw seeks to bring together experts to educate lawyers about "the unique legal issues arising from the evolution, production, marketing, acquisition, and use of information and communications technology". Forward-thinking law firms who attend will have a chance to go in-depth with how technology is affecting the legal world both today and tomorrow.

7. Legal Geek Conference

When: June 20, 2024 | Where: Chicago, IL

What started as a small gathering in a California Warehouse has turned into a legal technology conference with over 50,000 attendees. The Legal Geek Conference brings together in-house legal teams from tech companies, law firms, and technology companies to provide hands-on sessions, product pitches, workshops, and more. At Legal Geek, you'll get ample opportunities to ask experts from various fields to ensure your practice stays at the forefront of legal innovation.

8. ILTACON

When: August 11-15, 2024 | Where: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN

ILTACON describes itself as the "only peer-created and led conference for legal technology professionals" and hosts a variety of educational sessions, networking events, and more. 2023 boasted about 400 different firms in attendance—providing ample opportunities to meet other legal professionals while learning about how new technologies like AI, digital payments, and practice management solutions are pushing the industry forward.

Move Forward with Leading Legal Software

Regardless of your business goals in 2024, technology will continue to play a massive part in how law firms operate and thrive moving forward.

Case management and legal payment solutions like MyCase and LawPay are helping thousands of law firms optimize their legal operations, automate their legal processes, and get paid faster. To learn more about our award-winning solutions, we'd love to see you in person at Legalweek or the ABA TECHSHOW.

In the meantime, if you'd like to see our best-in-class legal software in action, schedule your MyCase demo or LawPay demo today.