Continuing Legal Education

Sponsors and Exhibitors - 2013 ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference

October 3 - 5, 2013
Westin Northwest Chicago
Itasca, IL

Exhibitor Information


  • ABA Law Practice Management Section
    THE ABA Law Practice Management Section helps lawyers practice law effectively and successfully while maintaining the highest standards of the profession.  Stop by our table to browse our latest books about technology, marketing, management, and finance.  All books are available at a 15% conference discount.
  • ABA Retirement Funds Program
    What's inside your 401 (k) may surprise you. Find out why thousands of law firms of all sizes – even solos – use the ABA Retirement Funds Program as their 401 (k) provider.  Call us at 866-812-3580 or visit our website for more information and a Program prospectus.
  • Amata Office Centers
    aLawCenter at 180 N LaSalle and 161 N Clark.  When you are a part of aLawCenter, you will enjoy the camaraderie and beauty of a medium to large firm and the amenities of both! The only difference- with Amata, you have access to this level of professionalism while running your own practice.  Each of these is conveniently located in the heart of Chicago's Legal District across from City Hall and the Thompson Center.  These centers have been appointed to offer many services for the legal community including trained legal staff, paralegal support, private deposition rooms, court filing, secure document file room, extended receptionist hours, secretarial work stations, electronic library, video conferencing, skip tracing, and docket services.

  • Amicus Creative Media, LLC
    Specializing exclusively in legal marketing, Amicus Creative offers firms a completely custom website solution which includes stunning graphics, unlimited revisions, an extensive content library and integrated site tools such as click to call technology, blogging, a comprehensive newsletter system, event management and secure document storage right through the firm's website. *Each conference attendee who enrolls with Amicus Creative during the conference will receive a complimentary mobile website (a $750 value).

  • Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc
    Since 1964, Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG) core business has been title insurance and services related to residential and commercial real estate transactions. Beginning in the early 1990's, ATG began to diversify the products and services available to ATG members to help them build their practices, offer more to their clients, and increase revenue.  We offer these products and services under the following ATG subsidiaries: ATG Trust Company, ATG LegalServe, ATG Legal Education, Auctions by ATG, and The Judicial Sales Corporation.

  • ATG Trust Company
    ATG Trust Company is approaching half a billion in assets under management.  ATG Trust represents an attractive alternative to law firms and their clients looking for professional trustee solutions that sometimes are just not available or cost effective in the mega bank trust department environment.  In addition to helping law firms generate new revenue through its account representative program, lawyers can maintain ongoing and more meaningful inter-generational relationship with clients.

  • ATG Legalserve
    ATG LegalServe, Inc. is a litigation support provider specializing in service of process, skip-tracing document filing and document retrieval.  We serve all 102 counties in Illinois and offer nationwide reach through our extensive network.  For more information, visit

  • Avvo
    Avvo helps lawyers grow their business with Avvo Ignite, a could-based legal marketing and contact management solution for attorneys.  Avvo Ignite is brought to you by, the web's largest expert-only legal Q&A forum, marketplace and directory.

  • Clausen Miller PC
    Clausen Miller's Appellate Practice Group assists attorneys who do not have the time, interest or experience to navigate the appellate minefield. From preparing notices of appeal, appellate briefs and making oral arguments, we partner with you to achieve success on appeal. 

  • Clio
    Clio is the #1 provider of cloud-based legal practice management for sole practitioners and small law firms.  100% secure and accessible from any device, Clio allows you to manage your practice while on the go.
  • CourtCall, LLC
    CourtCall created the turn-key remote court appearance industry in 1995.  Lawyers hoping to help reduce the cost of litigation know that clients save hundreds, if not thousand, of dollars each time their lawyers are not required to sit in traffic or jump on a plane or train for a brief appearance. CourtCall was created because there was a compelling need ot make routine, non-evidentiary pretrial appearances more cost effective for clients and more manageable for busy attorneys. CourtCall enables attorneys to seamlessly simulate an in-person court appearance with no discernible disruption in the business of the Court by audio and/or video, all at no cost to the Court.  CourtCall can be found in the following Illinois counties: Hancock, Kane, Kendall, Knox and Winnebago. For more details, contact Nicole Hebel at 708-446-6638 or
  • Fricano & Associates, LLC

  • Go Next
    For nearly 40 years, Go Next has made the world more accessible to the sophisticated traveler.  Offering unique and fascinating itineraries on land, at sea and by river, Go Next programs are designed to provide the maximum experience at an affordable price.  With the ideal balance of exploration, education and relaxation, our trips provide the savings and conveniences of a group program, while presenting you with opportunities to explore on your own.  Go Next is committed to providing quality travel programs and excellent customer service for professional associations and college alumni groups. Accompanied by an experienced and dedicated staff,  Go Next travelers have journeyed the globe.

  • Illinois Bar Foundation
    Visit the Illinois Bar Foundation exhibit table for information on the Foundation's mission, grantees, becoming a Fellow and upcoming events. Anyone who becomes a Fellow at the conference will receive a free Nike golf shirt and IBF suit bag. Any existing Fellow who upgrade will receive a free IBF suit bag.
  • Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program
    The Illinois Lawyers' Assistance Program is a not-for-profit corporation that has been assisting Illinois lawyers, judges, law student and their families with impairment issues since 1980.  We have 2 offices, one in Chicago and one in Belleville, IL (St. Louis Metro-East).
  • ISBA Advertising & CLE
  • ISBA Membership & Publications
  • ISBA Mobile App
  • ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
    ISBA endorsed legal professional liability company.
  • J.M. August Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
    Available for review will be sample work products, including: chronologic case/ record summary; brief report and comprehensive report summarizing medical records of a medical mal-practice case.

  • Keno Kozie Associates & Microsoft Inc.
  • Information is the lifeblood of your firm. You and your clients count on it to be there when you need it. Managing that information and the infrastructure supporting it is becoming more and more complex, and the choices of how to deal with that complexity bring constantly evolving technical, budgetary and staffing challenges.
  • Law Bulletin Publishing, Chicago Daily Law  Bulletin
    Lawyers, Judges and all allied to the legal profession have relied on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for important legal information and news of the day for over 158 years.  Editors, reporters, and columnists provide daily comprehensive coverage of significant legal stories while covering state, federal and the appellate courts.

  • Law Bulleting Publishing, JuraLaw
    JuraLaw is a web-based SaaS product that offers a law practice management solution that not only manages cases, but also integrates critical law firm data with calendar events, court dockets, court calls and court rules.  This legal case management software protects against "dismissed for want of prosecution" and legal malpractice claims by keeping a firm's lawyers on track for important deadlines and on time for court appearances.  JuraLaw offers the most experienced and extensive support and the most comprehensive and secure technology available.

  • LawPay
    Trust your transactions to the only payment solution recommended by over 80 bar association.  Correctly safeguard and separate client funds into trust and operating accounts.  Funds are never commingled.  The ability to accept credit cards attracts clients, improves cash flow and reduces collections.  Plus, members save up to 25% off their credit card processing fees.  For more information, call 866-376-0950 or visit

  • Legal Document Management, Inc.
    Chicagoland's premier legal support service to attorneys since 1982, providing unparalleled lawclerking/paralegal expertise at all Loop courts/government offices, expediting local/nationwide process service and skip-tracing, preparing and processing volume forcible and garnishment pleadings, as pre/post-trial specialists in landlord-tenant matters.  *ISBA members shall receive a 30% discount on first service provided up to $150- mention "ISBA".

  • Life's Plan Inc Pooled Trust
    Life's Plan, Inc manages a Pooled trust for people with disabilities and their families.  The trust allows for a beneficiary to use their own private funds or the famiy's assets set aside in a trust that is safely protected for supplemental use without loss of any public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.  A pooled trust provides a trust document along with the Trustee service that can be an effective and economical planning tool for families in establishing a special needs trust account for an individual with disabilities in receipt of an inheritance or lump sum payment.
  • Midwest Special Needs Trust
    Midwest Special Needs Trust is a non-profit organization, located in Columbia, MO that administers special needs trusts for persons with disabilities in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.  MSNT was established as a result of advocacy by parents and professionals for the purpose of planning for the financial future of individuals with disabilities.

  • Mila Carlson & Associates
    Mila Carlson & Associates, Legal Nurse Consulting/Life Care Planning, assists attorneys with medical related cases. Let my 40 years of healthcare experience work for you in reviewing/analyzing medical records, creating reports, developing life care plans/medical cost projections, and locating testifying experts. Let me share how my Life Care Plan contributed to a substantial jury award for the plantiff. Call for a FREE consultation.
  • OVC, INC
    OVC, INC provides cutting edge internet marketing for attorneys. We specialize in website design and content development, search engine optimization (SEO) for Google, Yahoo and more, videos, social media, blog writing, mobile friendly sites, directory packages, click to chat, pay per click, LinkedIn and more.
  • Postali
    Postali provides legal marketing services with an emphasis on direct mail marketing and web design, development and search engine optimization.

  • Property Insight
    Perform real property searches, verify ownership and research property history in Greater Chicago using Xpress Services, our Web-based search application (  Need expert help? Our Xpress Services Desk offers on demand custom search services using data from the former plant operations of Chicago Title & Trust. Call 630.510.4161.

  • RD Legal Funding
    RD Legal Funding is a legal finance company that provides immediate capital to attorneys with settled legal fees between $20,000 up to $20 million.  Our fee acceleration program helps solve cash flow problems for attorneys and grow their practice.

  • Robson Forensic
    Robson Forensic has been assisting clients in the resolution of disputes and litigation for 25 years. With 175 experts and the experience of over 40,000 cases, we are a highly and uniquely qualified group of engineers, architects, scientists and fire investigators. We provide forensic investigations including inspection, testing, reports and testimony.
  • Smokeball
    Smokeball is productivity software that makes operating a solo or small law firm dramatically easier. It manages the large volume of emails and documents you create every day, allows you to create documents much faster, and provides a digital file for every matter to allow your team to work together easily from anywhere.
  • TABS3/ Practice Master
    Tabs 3 and PracticeMaster make up a reliable , easy-to-use, seamlessly integrated suite of software products ranging from billing to practice management, accounts payable, general ledger and trust accounting. Tabs3 has been used in law firms for over 30 years. Our customers have over a 95% satisfaction level with our local (not outsourced) technical support. Free trial.
  • The Bar Plan Surety And Fidelity Company
    The Bar Plan Court Bond Program offers a full range of probate and other court bonds.  The program distinguishes itself by offering a 24-hour turnaround service and an attorney-managed underwriting staff dedicated to working with attorneys and their principals.  Visit us at our table or on the web.
  • The Rainmaker Institute
    The nation's largest law-firm marketing provider specializing in small law firms is comprised of the top law-firm marketing experts in the country, hand-picked for their proven expertise in law firm marketing strategies, business development, and online marketing. Every member is results-oriented, action-centered, and completely dedicated to the success of their clients.

  • Weblinx, Inc
    Weblinx, Inc. specializes in custom website, mobile website, and responsive design for the legal industry.  Our search engine marketing solutions will surpass your expectations without exceeding your budget.  Call us today at 630.551.0334 to receive a complimentary website analysis, or email us at for more information.
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