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    It’s Back: The Future is Now Legal Conference

    You should plan to attend our second annual The Future is Now conference on May 18, 2017 in Chicago. Our first future law program last year was a great success. And based on feedback from those participants, this year’s program…
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    Do Our Lawyer Advertising Rules Need Reform?

    Advertising can be a big ethics trap for lawyers.  What lawyers can and cannot say or do in describing their services is laid out in lawyer advertising rules adopted by the state supreme courts. Most state supreme courts refer to…
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    Technology Demonstrates Success in Revolutionizing Legal Aid

    The struggle for self-represented litigants (SRL) in the legal aid arena can be vast and complicated. They need the ability to identify whether there is a legal aspect to their problems. They must find and apply the rules, regulations, and…
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    Walking In The Public’s Shoes: Courthouse Professionalism Training

    Trial attorneys feel at home in the well of the court, advocating for their clients. Veteran judges know the view from the bench well, conducting the court’s business. Courthouse employees across the Land of Lincoln constitute a well-oiled machine inside…
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Save the Date: “The Future Is Now” is Back

After a successful event last April, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is bringing The Future Is Now Conference back in 2017. This May, the Commission will host its 2nd annual future law conference discussing innovations and practices impacting…
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Posted by on February 23, 2017

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House of Delegates Vote Against Change in Bar Pass Standards

Earlier this month, the ABA House of Delegates rejected a proposal tightening ABA accredited law school bar pass standards at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami. This ruling comes after much debate from both sides of issue. Resolution 110B was…
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Posted by on February 22, 2017

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Commission Welcomes New Commissioner Judge Alonso

Created to advance professionalism within the legal profession, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism relies on its fourteen commissioners to ensure civility remains a cornerstone of law practice throughout the entire state. On January 9, 2017, Judge Jorge Alonso,…
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Posted by on February 19, 2017