Solo & Small Firm Conference Sponsors

2022 SSF Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

September 29-30, 2022
Wyndham Hotel, Springfield

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors that help make the Solo & Small Firm Conference possible. Stop by their exhibit hall booths to learn more about their services and register to win valuable door prizes!

Diamond Sponsors

ISBA Mutual Insurance Company - Exclusively focused on providing Illinois Attorneys and Law Firms with unparalleled professional liability insurance. Since our founding in 1988 as a mutual insurance company, ISBA Mutual has provided attorney malpractice insurance exclusively to the Illinois legal community. Our strength, commitment and dedication are recognized by the endorsement of the Illinois State Bar Association and our "A Excellent" rating by AM Best. 

Illinois State Bar Association - Your membership in the ISBA provides you with the tools, research and network that help you stay on top of your practice. Our member benefits enable you to practice more affordably and effectively while upholding the ideals of the profession. 

Platinum Sponsor

Clio - Clio is the world’s leading cloud-based technology platform that prides itself in simplifying operations, growing businesses, and allowing legal professionals like you to work remotely from anywhere. With powerful tools for client intake, case management, document management, time tracking, invoicing and online payments, let Clio focus on the business side of running your firm while you spend more time doing what you do best—practicing law. 

Gold Sponsors

Affirm Legal Nurse Consultants - Affirm is a team of nationwide medical professionals providing nursing and medical expertise in legal cases. As an extension of the legal team, our Legal Nurse Consultants and Medical Experts utilize their highly specialized, firsthand expertise & knowledge in cases involving injury and illness to help Attorneys interpret medical records and develop a winning case strategy.

Churchill Reporting - Churchill Reporting is the premier court reporting and legal video deposition firm in Illinois. We are a local team of court reporters and videographers who live in places like Chicago, Peoria, Springfield and many other towns and cities around Illinois. Our goal is to provide attorneys in Illinois with video and trial presentation technology that is as good or better than any jurisdiction in the United States.

Silver Sponsors

Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. - Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG®) was founded in 1964 by a group of Illinois lawyers concerned about the erosion of the lawyer's role in real estate transactions. Through the years, our goal has remained the same: To provide our members with a level of support and services that empowers them to give their clients high quality legal assistance with real estate transactions—including real estate title insurance, estate planning, and related services. 

LexisNexis – LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. We help lawyers win cases, manage their work more efficiently, serve their clients better and grow their practices. We assist corporations in better understanding their markets, monitoring their brands and competition, and in mitigating business risk.

Life’s Plan Inc. – Protect Your Loved One with a Special Needs Trust in Illinois. Life's Plan, Inc. assists families in addressing the very difficult and universal question: "Who will care for my family member when I am gone?" For over 30 years, Life's Plan has assisted people with disabilities and their families.

Exhibitors

ABA Retirement Funds Program - The ABA Retirement Funds Program (“the Program”) offers an employer-sponsored retirement plan; built by lawyers, powered by pros. For over 55 years, the Program has been committed to providing the tools necessary to help all legal professionals achieve retirement security.

Affinity Consulting Group - Affinity Consulting has been a longtime friend of the ISBA and, for the past seven years, has had the honor of partnering with the ISBA on the Practice HQ resource for members, where we cover all things legal management and technology-related. Visit our page on the Solo & Small Firm Conference website to find sample materials - whitepapers, checklists, and "Pointers from Practice HQ" from the Illinois Bar Journal. Check them out! 

Illinois Bar Foundation - In 1951, a handful of visionary leaders of the Illinois State Bar Association founded the Illinois Bar Foundation. Their initial commitment was to provide aid to deserving members of the Illinois Bar who, because of age or infirmity, could no longer provide for their own care or support. Since then, the Foundation has expanded its scope to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. 

Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program - Real Problems. Real Help. Real Experts. Our mission is to help lawyers, judges, and law students get assistance with substance use, addiction, and mental health problems compromising wellness. LAP protects the interests of clients and others from harm caused by impaired judges, and Attorneys. LAP educates the legal community about addiction and mental health.

Illinois State Bar Association Advertising – The ISBA offers member attorneys the opportunity to advertise in the Illinois Bar Journal, newsletters the ISBA website. All members receive a member benefit discount of 25% off the cost of our regular rates. Stop by to find out more about advertising opportunities, and our Career Center – where you can post job openings at 15% off the regular rate or post your resume for free.

Illinois State Bar Association Member Services – Visit the Member Services table to find information about all the benefits that are included with your membership – like publications, free online legal research, and other practice-related products and services.

Jane Sexton Legal Nurse Consulting & Associates LLC – As experts on the healthcare system and its inner workings, we can cost-effectively uncover crucial facts from medical records, educate about a wide range of medical issues, and quickly pinpoint and interpret medical and nursing issues in any case involving health, illness, or injury. This knowledge saves you time and money when working with expensive medical experts.

KHB Consulting Services – We provide expert witness and consulting services to attorneys for litigation involving product liability, premises liability, wrongful death, intellectual property, and others that deal with warnings & labels, paint & coatings, household chemical products, industrial chemicals, chemical accidents, chemical exposure, hazardous materials, aerosols & spray products, laboratory testing and analysis, paint & coatings, failure analysis.

Mila Carlson Associates, P.C. – Let me help you with your medical-related cases: Develop Life Care Plans/Cost, Projections/MSAs, Analyze Medical Records, Serve as Medical Record Fact Witness, Assist with Record Retrieval, Locate Expert Witnesses, Attend Medical Exam. Include us on your litigation team and experience the difference a nurse can make.

ReliaGuide - Our lawyer to consumer and lawyer to lawyer directories help lawyers increase their web presence, obtain new clients, and build a referral network with others in the legal community.

Rural Practice Initiative - The mission of the ISBA Standing Committee on the Rural Practice Initiative is to increase access to attorneys in rural areas of Illinois. The RPI’s goal is to place attorneys or soon-to-be-graduating law students into a rural community where they can start their legal careers and become successful.

Smith.ai - When calling a law firm, new leads may be seeking guidance through complicated legal procedures, or simply require quick answers to simple questions. Regardless, being greeted by a friendly and competent receptionist on the other end of the phone goes a long way towards making a positive impression. Don’t fret about who has the flu, Smith.ai is always available during business hours. Our personable receptionists have you covered!

The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company - The Bar Plan Surety and Fidelity Company is the proven market leader for Probate, Civil Court, and Notary Bonds. The Bar Plan is licensed to write court bonds in all 50 states. The Bar Plan’s bond program distinguishes itself by offering a 24-hour turnaround service and very competitive rates. Please give us a call at 877-553-6376 or visit us online.