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    Legal Technology Has A Home In Law School Education

    Ever since the American Bar Association modified “Competence” Model Rule 1.1, comment 8 in 2012 requiring lawyers to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology,” legal technology focused articles and commentary have flourished (just see #legaltech). And…
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    30 Things to Know About E-Filing Changes in Illinois

    As the state court system in Illinois continues to migrate into an electronic filing (e-filing) based platform, the Supreme Court has rolled out Rule updates to improve the definitions, standards, and processes for which these technological changes have had an…
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    Time to Rethink Your Diversity Program?

    Has your legal organization put on a diversity program recently? What did you think about it? We at the Commission have reviewed thousands of courses offered for diversity and inclusion CLE credit over the years. In that time, we’ve come…
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    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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The Access To Justice Gap Continues To Expand In US

Last month, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released its 2017 Justice Gap Report. Each year the organization surveys low-income Americans across the country to uncover how much access those living at and beneath the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) truly have…
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Posted by on July 19, 2017

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British Columbia Courts Offer Online Dispute Resolution

The future is now in British Columbia. This June, the Canadian Province’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) announced that it will now offer online dispute resolution to the public. This is the first tribunal of its kind in Canada. The CRT…
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Posted by on July 5, 2017

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The State of the Legal Profession For Illinois Lawyers

Each year, the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), the administrative agency that regulates licensed Illinois lawyers, releases data that paints a picture of the legal profession in the state. Earlier this month, the ARDC released its 2016 report that…
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Posted by on June 28, 2017