• TV Lawyers

    Grading TV Lawyers: Ethics vs. Entertainment

    See full infographic. I can’t say whether Perry Mason and Matlock fueled my childhood interest in becoming a lawyer, but, like many Americans, I’ve always enjoyed watching TV lawyer shows. So I tuned in to watch a new show, The…
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  • justice system

    Rating the Justice System

    The state of the civil litigation system has long been lamented by lawyers and laymen alike. How does Illinois’ civil litigation system rank? Not well, apparently. A recent study ranked Illinois’ justice system 48th out of the 50 states—a ranking…
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  • diversity in the legal profession

    Accessing Diversity in the Legal Profession

    In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no…
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  • women lawyers

    Will Women Lawyers Embrace Fashion Faux Pas?

    Earlier this week, two elder stateswomen of the Millennial generation offered some career advice suitable for women lawyers: when you can’t beat ‘em, transform the game. On Tuesday night, Serena Williams played her older sister Venus for the 27th time,…
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Legal Advice Goes On Demand

Earlier this month, the American Bar Association (ABA) and Rocket Lawyer announced a joint venture that will allow small businesses to seek legal advice on demand. Through Rocket Lawyer’s cloud-based technological capabilities, ABA Law Connect will allow users to pay…
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Posted by on October 8, 2015

Licensing Changes Made for Attorneys With Military Spouses

In late September, the state adopted Rule 15.1 which will reduce the licensing barriers for attorneys with military spouses in this specific sort of predicament. The “Special Authorization for Military Spouse Attorneys” rule gives attorneys the okay to practice law…
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Posted by on October 7, 2015