Lawyer Spotlight

Carol Casey: Office of the Cook County Public Guardian I currently supervise the Public Guardian’s ...
Joshua G. Vincent: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP My primary practice area is in appeals and has been ...

Profiles in Professionalism

Thomas Fitzgerald Champion of Process As he humbly recounts his heroic accomplishments of cleaning up...
Ilana Rovner Civility in the Legal Profession Judge Ilana Rovner discusses the importance of civility...
Ann Claire Williams Advice for Lawyers There is only so little time in a young lawyer’s work sc...

Civility

Future Law

The Technology of Truth “Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” Have...
The Startup Legal Profession The legal industry has been disrupted, permanently. The law is no longer the provenance of those with law degrees. Technology has instead created opportunities for...
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News

Chief Justice Rita B. Garman To Speak at U of I College of Law PRESS RELEASE — The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism announced today the continuation of the 2014 Law School Orientation program scheduled for all nine Illinois law schools. Incoming...
Ethics and Professionalism Webinar for New Lawyers On Wednesday August 20 at 12 noon CST, Jayne Reardon is moderating a webinar “Ethical Pitfalls for New Lawyers” sponsored by the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility and the...
Rising First Year Law Students Receive JumpStart Over 60 rising 1Ls from all six Chicago-area law schools attended the recent JumpStart program, sponsored by The Chicago Consortium of Law School Diversity Professionals, in partnership with Just...

In Print

“Are you tired of people complaining about millennials?” That question was met with a hearty, “Yes!” at the recent...
Lawyers generally agree that mentoring for new lawyers is more important than ever.  Today’s challenging job market, the ever-increasing...
We here at the Commission frequently discuss technology and how it has transformed the practice of law. For our...