This year, legal conferences are back in full force. You have more opportunities than ever to learn, network, and build your skills.

Keep in mind that the events listed here may be subject to change, especially during virus surges and other unpredictable circumstances. All the dates and locations listed in this article are correct as of January 2023. Check the event homepages for the latest information.

In chronological order, here are the top legal events to attend in 2023.

National Trial Lawyers Summit

Miami — January 23-26

Trial Lawyers Summit is a gathering of civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys who want to network and hone their craft. The event is packed with information, entertainment, and opportunities to meet other talented lawyers in your field.

As an added bonus, the Trial Lawyer’s Summit is a family-friendly event. Bring your family along to enjoy catered meals, social functions, and the warm weather in Miami.

Registrations are still open as of the time of this publication, but don’t wait. This is one of the earliest events of 2022.

ABA Tech Show

Chicago — March 1-4

The ABA Tech Show is a place where lawyers can learn about and experience the technology that is currently impacting the legal industry.

Legal work is increasingly dependent on tech, both in and out of the office. At this event, you get the chance to grow your tech competence while you get a glimpse at the future of legal tech

Choose your track to focus on a specific area, or attend talks from each of the available tracks for a well-rounded learning experience. In 2023, the tracks are Financial Management, Marketing, Core Concepts, Operations, Futures, Client Experience, and Transactional.

Last year, this event was a hybrid of virtual and in-person sessions. The 2023 event is focused exclusively on the in-person experience.


New York City — March 20-23

One of the most popular conferences of the year, Legalweek New York is a highly anticipated networking and learning opportunity.

You can expect to find in-depth workshops, thought-provoking discussions, and plenty of opportunities for networking and skill development.

Don’t miss the two keynote addresses: Amplified, Polarized, and Digitized: Take My Word For It: Using the Power of Storytelling to Rise Above the Noise by LeVar Burton, and How to Blend Profit and Purpose by PayPal CEO Dan Schulman.

LMA Annual Conference

Las Vegas — April 24-26

The Legal Marketing Association will host their Annual Conference this year at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. This conference is specifically dedicated to the art and science of legal marketing.

According to their website, the LMA Annual Conference is the largest event focused exclusively on marketing and business development for the legal profession. The conference draws a great blend of people from large firms, small firms, and others who support firms and lawyers.

There are also a series of pre-conference programs that you can dig into now.

Legal Up

Virtual — April 27-28

Legal Up is a 2-day virtual conference for attorneys and other legal professionals who want to level up their careers.

This was a virtual event before virtual events were cool, and being location-independent is one of the biggest advantages. You can easily set aside the time to learn and network without worrying about flights, hotels, and the expense associated with business travel.

Earn more than 5 hours of CLE and join thousands of other legal professionals at this outstanding annual event.

Registration is not yet open at the time of this publication, but you can get the newsletter for an alert as soon as tickets go on sale.

Want to present? The Legal Up call for speakers is currently open.

ABA Spring Conference

Las Vegas — May 10-13

Though ABA Spring Conference is returning to an in-person conference this year after several years of virtual events.

The theme of this year’s Spring Conference is Leading Change Through ADR: Strategies for Navigating Our World Today.

Expect deep dives into the current and future legal landscape, including discussions about which pre-COVID practices we should leave behind and to which we should return.

AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

Orlando — June 21-24

The American Immigration Lawyers Association hosts their Annual Conference on Immigration Law this summer in Orlando, Florida. At the time of this publication, registrations are not yet open, but the conference has issued a Save the Date.

If you’re looking for speaking opportunities, there’s an open call for speakers for this event.

ALA Annual Conference & Expo

Chicago — June 22-27

The ALA Annual Conference and Expo is a popular in-person event. Registrations are not yet open, but you can sign up for alerts on their website.

The Annual Conference is a long-running conference that draws big crowds of attorneys and legal professionals. It’s operated by the Association of Legal Administrators.

The agenda for 2022 has yet to be announced, which means there’s still time to apply as a speaker if you’re looking for opportunities this year. You can also inquire about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

NALA Conference and Expo

Boston — July 12-14

The NALA Conference and Expo is a top-notch paralegal conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Like many of the conferences later in the year, tickets are not yet on sale at the time of this publication, but you still have time to volunteer to help or apply to advertise.


Orlando — August 20-24

ILTACON returns this year with their popular 4.5 day conference in Orlando, Florida.

ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association, and their annual conference excellent place to connect with other legal professionals while you explore the latest in legal tech.

At the time of this publication, planning is still underway, so watch their website for announcements.

Legal Geek

London — October 4-5

Attorneys, legal professionals, and thought leaders in the legal tech community all come together at Legal Geek in London. This 2-day conference is packed with workshops, exhibitors, social events, and more.

Like many tech-focused events, the conference itself is not the only way to get involved. There are extracurricular opportunities in the days leading up to the event and even a yoga side event the day after.

This event is international, and as a conference with a strong focus on technology, that makes sense. Expect plenty of content that will modernize your thinking and help you run your firm with future-proof strategies and practices.

Clio Cloud Conference

Nashville — October 9-10

This is a great time to buy your pass to the Clio Cloud Conference because there’s a deep discount ($399 instead of $1599) if you buy before January 19. Prices will increase closer to the event.

Cloud Conference is a great blend of skill-building, networking, tech exploration, and more. You’ll meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and you’ll be able to follow your curiosity in a wide range of topics.

In 2023, you can choose to attend this event in person or virtually. You don’t have to be a Clio user to attend.

The Summit

Orlando — November 2-3

The Summit is a business-focused event to help law firms level up their marketing, business strategy, and more.

Join hundreds of other law firm owners for a deep dive into what it takes to make a firm successful. This is a hands-on style of event with plenty of workshops to build skills that you’ll be able to use right away.

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