• virtual law office

    4 Ethical Questions For Operating a Virtual Law Office

    As the situation surrounding COVID-19 evolves, and thereafter as we start to settle on the new normal of the legal profession, hosting a full or partial practice out of a virtual law office is an apparent reality. In the past, operating a virtual law office (also known as a VLO) meant less overhead, more flexibility, and new marketability to target...
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    Shouting into the Void: Tips for Presenting an Online CLE

    An email lands in your inbox. It begins: Following recently updated guidelines from the CDC, we have made the difficult decision to move the course you’re scheduled to present this month to an online webinar session. If you’re scheduled to present a CLE in the next few months, you may have received a similar email. You had committed to a...
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  • illinois judicial branch

    How the Illinois Judicial Branch Has Prepared for a Pandemic

    “We want people to trust the judicial branch in good times. We want people to trust the judicial branch even more in bad times.”  Dan Wallis, Trial Court Administrator of Illinois’ 22nd Judicial Circuit, offered this remark to over 300 members of the Illinois judicial branch on March 19, 2020. He, along with Chief Judge Gene Doherty of t...
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    Supporting Women Lawyers So They Can Lead

    Social distancing is becoming the new normal. Yet, it was only two weeks ago that I attended an excellent program on women in the law where the common theme was supporting women lawyers so they can lead in the workplace. The event was the Summit on Advancing Women in the Law, which was organized by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession a...
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remote notaries

Pritzker Issues Executive Order Addressing Notaries and Remote Witnessing of Document Signings

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued updated guidelines addressing the services of notary publics and the remote witnessing of document signings. The guidelines are in response to social distancing recommendations linked to the coronavirus outbreak. Executive Order 2020-14, which was issued on March 26, states that during the duration of t...
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How Illinois Lawyers Can Help Those Impacted By COVID-19

In these unfamiliar times, it’s more important than ever that all Americans have access to legal help. Many organizations are answering the call and stepping up to help those impacted by COVID-19. We’ve compiled a running list of ways Illinois lawyers can get involved. We will keep this list updated as new information becomes available. ...
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Michael McCuskey

Commission Recognizes Hon. Michael McCuskey for 15 Years of Service

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism would like to recognize former Commissioner and Advisor to the Commission Hon. Michael P. McCuskey for his 15 years of service. McCuskey’s term as Advisor to the Commission ended on March 9, 2020, pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court guidelines. “As one of our first Commissioners, Judge ...
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