• lawyer diversity

    Lawyer Diversity: The Future is Now

    This is the last in my Future is Now: Legal Services 2.017 conference wrap-up posts. I am incredibly grateful to all of the speakers who shared their perspectives with a packed audience last month. Another theme that emerged from the…
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  • Value

    Unlocking Untapped Value: The Future is Now

    This is the second in a three-part blog series on last month’s conference The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.017 that took place in Chicago. A dominant theme that emerged from many of the speakers’ TED-like talks was the evolving…
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  • Competition

    Super Chickens: A Lesson in Competition

    Dr. William Muir has dedicated his research to group behavior and measuring productivity. That is, productivity of a more fowl persuasion. Professor Muir is an evolutionary biologist at Purdue University. In the 1990s, Muir researched and advocated a group-selection theory…
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  • access to justice

    Addressing Access To Justice: The Future Is Now

    We are excited to share with you some of our favorite moments from this year’s The Future Is Now Conference. On a warm, sunny May 18, nine speakers from across the country and approximately 400 law students, legal educators, attorneys,…
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IL District Court Participates in Mandatory Discovery Pilot Project

This month, the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois announced its participation in a discovery pilot project. The three-year study will examine the discovery practices endorsed by the Judicial Conference of the United States. All Eastern…
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Posted by on June 21, 2017

lsat changes

Changes to the LSAT Continue to Roll In.

This month, the Law School Admission Council announced more changes to the LSAT test-taking process. Effective September 1, 2017, the law school admissions test will now be offered six times a year. Prior to this, the exam was administered quarterly,…
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Posted by on June 13, 2017

mike tardy aoic

Director of AOIC Michael Tardy Announces Retirement

After serving the Illinois Courts for over forty years, Michael Tardy, current director of the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts (AOIC) is retiring. On August 1st, Marcia Meis, active Deputy Director of the AOIC will take over Hardy’s role with…
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Posted by on June 5, 2017