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    Client Relationships: 4 Family Lessons to Make Clients Happier

    It’s worth repeating – the legal profession is a service industry. We lawyers are trained in the arts of litigation and transactions to give our clients solutions to their problems with competent representation. Yet, the very best lawyers often excel…
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    What’s NOT Going To Change?

    I had the pleasure of closing The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.018 conference earlier this month. The day was exhilarating.  From Chief Justice Karmeier’s opening remarks until the last town hall meeting, about 400 participants were challenged to incorporate…
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    Data Driven Law Practice Starts Now

    Don’t be deceived. Many of our conference goers casually refer to our 2Civility annually hosted conference as the Futures Conference. But one must pay particular attention to the actual name itself: The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.018 The profession…
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    The Future Is Now – It’s Time To Be The Answer

    This May, nearly 400 legal professionals attended the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.018 Conference. This year’s speakers addressed a wide array of topics including diversity and inclusion, legal technology, data and analytics,…
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4 Ways Illinois Lawyers Can Help Separated Families at the Border

Laid out in the Preamble to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers are “public citizens” charged to seek improvement of the law, create access to the legal system, and ensure that justice is administered equally to all. When issues…
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Succession Planning Rule 781 Goes to Illinois Supreme Court

Last weekend, at the Illinois State Bar Association Annual Meeting, the ISBA Special Committee on Succession and Transition Planning proposed Rule 781 to the ISBA Assembly. With the support of the ISBA Board of Governors and the Special Committee, the…
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PILI Joins IL-AFLAN to Provide Pro Bono Services to Veterans

Last year, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) reported that 86% of civil legal problems reported by low-income Americans in the past year received inadequate or no legal help. A large segment of that population is veterans. Many different access to…
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