• Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day for Diversity Leaders

    It’s my favorite time of the year, Oscar season. I love both movies and awards shows so I have watched (and rewatched) every Oscars since, likely, birth. Now perhaps you’ve seen the hashtag around the Oscars this year, #OscarsSoWhite. Does…
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  • Profession

    The End of (Our) Profession?

    You may disagree with predictions that the current legal profession is dying a slow but immutable death. You may have ignored Richard Susskind’s prior warnings about the changes affecting the legal profession. But it is perilous for anyone who cares…
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  • legal technology

    Legal Technology and Millennial Lawyers

    Are robots still coming for lawyers? Despite the doomsdayers, the nay-sayers, and the harbingers, it appears that the imminent revolution is not so, well, imminent. So says a recent study of legal technology. Conducted by UNC and MIT, the study…
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  • Virtual Mentoring

    Virtual Mentoring: Next Platform In Lawyer Learning

    After nearly two decades of classroom education, to say that law students are anxious to enter the law profession and begin their careers is an understatement. Maybe it is accepting a job at a law firm after a successful summer…
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News

Illinois Makes E-Filing Mandatory in Civil Cases

The Illinois Supreme Court is going green. Paper will soon be a thing of the past when dealing with civil cases in the Land of Lincoln as the national e-filing movement arrives in our state. Currently, 46 U.S. jurisdictions have…
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Posted by on February 5, 2016

Email Addresses Now Required For All Illinois Attorneys

How often do you check your email? Pretty frequently, right? Email has become one of the most common ways to communicate with our colleagues, clients, and other personal and business contacts. Yes, even lawyers are using email for work and…
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Posted by on February 2, 2016

Honoring Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

The legal profession is often scrutinized for its lack of diversity, and with good reason. Currently, only 12% of practicing lawyers are minorities, and women make up 35% of the overall licensed lawyer population. Aside from a much needed increase…
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Posted by on January 28, 2016