• We The People: Our Constitution

    The Constitution of Civility

    September 17 is Constitution Day in the United States of America. This day should give us all reason…
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  • Survival Guide

    How to Survive Your First Law Clerkship

    I have officially completed my first summer law clerk position at a Chicago firm. I feel grateful for…
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  • Negative Reviews

    Responding to Negative Online Reviews

    Many of us have felt the temptation. When someone expresses an opinion on Facebook or Twitter that lights…
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  • Legal Blogging

    To Blog Or Not To Blog?

    I was surprised to read that the number of lawyers with legal blogs is dropping, according to the…
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Lawyer Spotlight

Ruta Stropus feature

Ruta Stropus: Illinois Attorney General’s Office

I began my career as a litigation associate in two large Chicago law firms. Although the work was intellectually…
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Meg-Benson

Meg Benson: Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

My primary practice is family law and has been for my entire career. I found family law interesting while…
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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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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

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

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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News

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges – Law Forum

The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) will be held on October 8, 2014 through October 11, 2014. Of…
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Law Student Interns Wanted

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism seeks law students interested in social media, researching, and writing about…
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Intercultural Development Inventory Qualifying Seminar

From September 15 through September 17, 2014, Commission Education Associate Michelle Silverthorn will be in Baltimore participating in the…
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In Print

Interviews

Life After On Campus Job Interviews

For rising second-year law students throughout the country, August is On-Campus Interview month. OCI is a complex process…
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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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