• legal marketing

    Lawyers, Want More Clients? Use Technology.

    When was the last time you evaluated your legal services in terms of client expectations? How about your legal marketing plan? For most, it’s rarely, if ever. Yet, we work in a service industry. While the maxim “the customer is…
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  • Rule of law

    Civility Inspires Confidence in the Rule of Law

    Lawyers have a duty to represent their clients. At the same, they have a responsibility to the legal system and the quality of justice administered. These three sets of obligations are laid out in the Preamble to the Rules of…
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  • Technology and access to justice

    Where Does Technology Fit in Access to Justice?

    Many people don’t seek legal assistance because they simply don’t know that they need legal help. They don’t realize they have a legal problem that has a legal solution. This education gap is where the access to justice issue begins,…
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  • civility in government

    Restoring Civility in Government

    More than politeness, civility in government is the glue that holds our republic together. Discussion about civility tends to focus on good manners, or how people speak and behave. But that’s only part of being civil. That people speak and…
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Law Day 2019

Celebrate Law Day 2019 at These Illinois Events

On May 1 the legal community will come together to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day 2019 provides an opportunity to reflect on the role that the law plays in protecting our liberty, securing justice and contributing to the…
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Proactive Management-Based Regulation

ABA Seeks Comments on Proactive Management-Based Regulation

The ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation wants lawyer regulation to be preventative. It seeks comments by April 15 on a draft resolution and report encouraging state supreme courts to study and adopt tailored Proactive Management-Based Regulation (PMBR). The Standing…
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Lindsay Shaw

Commission on Professionalism’s Lindsay Shaw Nominated for ALA Quest Award

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that Lindsay Shaw has been nominated for the Association of Legal Administrators’ (ALA) Quest Award. Shaw, CLE & Program Coordinator for the Commission on Professionalism, is one of 18…
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