• future law

    Interest in Future Law Grows: The Future Is Now 2.018

    Our future law conference is back! Every year, interest in future law topics grows. The number of legal tech start-ups continues to increase. Developments in technology enable more efficient work. And we are not just talking about speeding up the…
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  • First Generation Lawyers

    First Generation Lawyers: The Next Diversity Frontier

    Have you heard of “first generation lawyers”? If you work in diversity and inclusion, the idea of first generation lawyers might be familiar to you. But for many lawyers and legal professionals, “first generation” is a new term with which…
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  • Lawyer Advertising Rules

    Lawyer Advertising Rules: Overhaul Needed

    The Model Rules related to lawyer advertising desperately need to be revised.  This was the universal opinion expressed at a public forum at last week’s American Bar Association meeting.  A recurrent theme expressed by the over a dozen speakers was…
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  • make plans 2018

    2018: The Year When Plans Turn into Action    

    With a new year, come many resolutions to make the coming months some of our best yet. We make plans to get more active, to eat right, to volunteer, etc. But yet, for many of us, these goals we set are short-lived, and more…
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Supreme Court Rules Committee To Hold Public Hearing in March

Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court Rule Committee announced it will hold a public hearing this March to present eight different proposals that will make significant changes to our state’s Supreme Court Rules.   Proposals offer to create and amend rules surrounding consumer…
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Commissioner Spotlight: Hon. Jorge Alonso

I wasn’t one of those kids who always knew they wanted to get into the legal profession. I didn’t grow up knowing I wanted to be a lawyer. In fact, I don’t remember the exact moment when it happened, but…
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ABA Lawyer Advertising Rules Open for Public Comment

Since 2015, various individuals and organizations have been working to streamline the lawyer advertising rules. However, significant process has not been made.  The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct govern how lawyers are permitted to market their services to clients, dictating the do’s and don’ts of how…
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