• Jackie Robinson West Rally Millennium Park

    The Ballad of Jackie Robinson West

    People often mistake me for African-American. That’s fair. I’ve lived in this country for 14 years. But I…
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  • Blocked Access To Justice

    Access Blocked To Justice?

    Ferguson, MO stories are dominating the news feeds and my thoughts. I’m feeling a profound sadness that the…
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  • Law Firms

    How To Survive BigLaw

    Congratulations new attorney! You’ve studied for countless exams, drafted epic outlines, and can, after weeks of bar study,…
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  • Argument

    Dear Uncivil Colleague

    Readers, I have a problem. I’ve spent the last ten years doing my best to be counted among…
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Lawyer Spotlight

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Jack Cranley: Action Law Center

My primary practice is that of traditional general practitioner. I handle civil matters, plaintiff and defense, estates, trusts…
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Carol Casey

Carol Casey: Office of the Cook County Public Guardian

I currently supervise the Public Guardian’s legal staff in six child protection courtrooms. We are the attorneys and…
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Mary Curry

Mary Curry: U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

I began my legal career as a law clerk in the Chancery Division. I first worked for the…
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Profiles in Professionalism

Thomas R. Fitzgerald

Thomas Fitzgerald Champion of Process

As he humbly recounts his heroic accomplishments of cleaning up the traffic court, instituting night court for criminal…
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Ilana Rovner Civility in the Legal Profession

Judge Ilana Rovner discusses the importance of civility in our legal culture and how her passion for civility…
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Ann Claire Williams Advice for Lawyers

There is only so little time in a young lawyer’s work schedule to engage in pro bono, Judge…
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Future Law

The Technology of Truth

“Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but…
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The Startup Legal Profession

The legal industry has been disrupted, permanently. The law is no longer the provenance of those with law…
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#TweetSearch: Using Twitter for Legal Research

We’ve written about the importance of technology and social media in our profession, and how social media has…
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Be Not Afraid: Thinking Positively About the Future

The emergence and proliferation of legal startups and the growing incorporation of new technology within the legal industry…
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Illinois Supreme Court Building Officially Reopens

The Illinois Supreme Court issued a press release on August 27, 2014 announcing the officially reopening of the Supreme…
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Illinois Chief Justice, Rita Garman, Shares Wisdom With Incoming Law Students

On August 22, 2014, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman spoke with University of Illinois College of…
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Key Takeaways from National Legal Mentoring Conference

An article by Morgan Smith, Program Administrator of Dykema’s Mentoring Program, was featured in the August 2014 issue…
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Posted by on August 26, 2014

In Print

Text Messaging

Texts, Ethics and Other Thoughts on Technology

Those of us with teenage children know that “texting” is the preferred communication method of the young. But…
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Collaborative Practice

The Truth About Millennials And Building Collaborative Practices

“Are you tired of people complaining about millennials?” That question was met with a hearty, “Yes!” at the…
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Mentoring Lawyers

As The Law Changes Mentoring Does Too

Lawyers generally agree that mentoring for new lawyers is more important than ever.  Today’s challenging job market, the…
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