• Bar Association Network

    The Key To Young Lawyer Success

    September is the busiest month of the bar season. Bar associations across the state are working hard to…
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  • The Daley Center

    Learning What It Means To Be A Lawyer

    When I walked into the Daley Center at the end of my first year of law school, I…
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  • Mentoring in the Legal Profession

    Approaches to Mentoring in the Legal Profession

    All lawyers, and most law students, are familiar with the practice of mentoring, in which a law student…
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  • Look North to the Future

    Look North to the Future?

    The Canadian Bar Association is bold. I just finished reading its in-depth report issued last month: “Futures: Transforming…
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Lawyer Spotlight

Lauren Bauser

Lauren A. Bauser: The Office of the State Appellate Defender

What is your primary practice area? My practice is exclusively criminal appellate law. I have been with the…
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William H.T. Lee: Law Office of Paul Whitcombe, Chtd.

I have a general practice, specializing in plaintiff’s employment law, workers’ compensation, personal injury, family law and general…
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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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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

Look North to the Future?

The Canadian Bar Association is bold. I just finished reading its in-depth report issued last month: “Futures: Transforming…
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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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News

Rededication of the IL Supreme Court Building

The rededication ceremony of the restored Illinois Supreme Court Building will be held on Tuesday, October 7 at…
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Posted by on October 1, 2014

University of Chicago Law Students Learn the Art of Trial Advocacy

Thirty-six University of Chicago law students completed a two-week Intensive Trial Practice Workshop, culminating in a mock trial…
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Posted by on September 29, 2014

Congratulations To New Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of DuPage County

Please join the Commission in extending congratulations to to our commissioner Judge Kathryn Creswell. Judge Creswell recently became Chief…
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Posted by on September 26, 2014

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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