• rule of law

    Guarding the Rule of Law Means Providing Access to Legal Services

    At the American Bar Association (ABA) and National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) Annual Meetings in Chicago last week, many speakers addressed lawyer groups on all manner of topics. Some of the highlights included United States Deputy Attorney General Rod…
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    Lawyers Must Be Present in the Moment

    If lawyers are not well and present in the moment, they cannot competently do their jobs. This was the clear message throughout the Mindfulness in Law Society’s 2018 national conference entitled, Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well-Being. The conference…
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  • Uniform Bar Exam

    Does a Uniform Bar Exam Call for a Uniform Regulatory System?

    Slowly but surely, the Uniform Bar Exam is being adopted across our country. In 2018, several state supreme courts, including Illinois with over 94,000 registered attorneys, announced that they would adopt the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). We are adopting a…
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    Lawyers: Is Your Stress Management Toolkit Ready?

    Stress and summer are words that should not go together. Summer should be about relaxing and recharging and maybe even a vacation. However, this year, fewer Americans (only 37% in 2018, down from 53% in 2017) say they can completely…
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James DeAno

Commissioner Spotlight: James DeAno

I developed a curiosity for the law when I was in high school. I remember having classes where we held mock debates and trials. I personally loved making arguments and enjoyed the process of crafting a counterpoint to address the opposing arguments.  …
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Illinois LAP Welcomes Nearly 300 Attorneys at Annual Training

This June, the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) hosted its Annual Training  in both Chicago and Carbondale. In one of their largest trainings, LAP welcomed 260 attorneys on-site for the yearly event. Each year, Illinois LAP teaches attorneys how to…
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UIC John Marshall Law School

UIC John Marshall – Chicago’s First Public Law School

Last week, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and The John Marshall Law School announced big news for the city of Chicago. The two institutions joined forces to create the city’s first and only public law school – UIC…
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