• Ally #MeToo

    #MeToo: Be A Better Ally and Stop the “Harvey Weinstein Culture”

    #MeToo. That’s the hashtag that’s been circulating around the post-Harvey Weinstein Internet this week. Women around the world, on every social media platform, have stated publicly that they too have been victims of sexual assault and harassment. The goal is…
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  • lawyers speak up

    What Happens When Lawyers Speak Up

    A recent Chicago Tribune op-ed exhorting corporate leaders to speak up got me thinking.  It was by Ravin Gandhi, the CEO of GMM Non-stick Coatings, a company that produces non-stick cookware.  He talked about writing an op-ed critical of President…
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  • Haben Girma delivers her keynote address at Clio Cloud Conference accompanied by her dog Maxine and keyboard translator

    Clio Cloud Conference Highlights the Data-Driven Law Practice

    Thunder, feel the thunder. Lightning and the thunder. …” – Imagine Dragons, Thunder (Interscope Records 2017) Clio rolled into New Orleans last week to bring its fifth Clio Cloud Conference to its subscribers and legal tech junkies alike. Going on ten years…
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  • inspiring change in illinois attorneys

    Challenging Illinois Attorneys To Think Differently

    At the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, we are charged to connect lawyers and inspire change. Through our weekly blog posts and news items, our monthly e-newsletter, various video projects, and even our educational programming – like the Future is Now Conference or any of our in-person and online CLEs –…
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pro bono week 2017

2017 Pro Bono Week Opportunities in Illinois

Pro bono service is a core element of the legal profession, one that attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals revere. To reinforce that tie to service, the profession hosts annual Pro Bono Week programming for lawyers and the public to attend.  For…
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Champaign County Circuit Clerk Hosts Expungement Summit

After the success of last year’s Expungement and Record Sealing Summit, the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office is hosting its now annual event again, this October.  On Saturday, October 21st, volunteer attorneys will provide free legal assistance to those individuals wishing to expunge, clear, or seal past criminal records. The…
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e-filing guide illinois

LTF Creates E-Filing Guide for Illinois Lawyers

E-filing is coming. As many of you know, lawyers in Illinois will be required to file electronically in Illinois state court civil cases starting January 1, 2018. Therefore, case documents must be filed electronically through the newly developed centralized manager, eFileIL, and all filing fees must be paid electronically as well.   In light of…
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