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    Innovation is More than Having an App

    In the last of our conference preview blogs, I highlight two of our speakers who will expand our thinking about the meaning of innovation. When we talk about innovations in law, many of us go right to technology.  The advice…
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    Technology Can Drive Law Firm Efficiency Without Being Complicated

    Not unlike other industries, the legal profession has amassed countless tools of technology developed to better our product – the delivery of legal services. However, we remain very inefficient with our time, resources, and intellectual capital to meet that goal….
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  • How to Close the Access to Justice Gap?

    Do most people in this country believe the words of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance?  Does our republic truly stand for “liberty and justice for all”? The gap between the words of our Pledge of Allegiance and the experience of…
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    The Path Forward Begins with Engagement

    Who gets the benefit of the doubt?  Too often it has been those who look or act like those in power.  This is an unproductive paradigm that we cannot afford to hold up in the legal profession any longer. The…
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Commissioner Spotlight: Judge Diane Shelley

I’m from the South side of Chicago in Bronzeville, and I take great pride in that. I’m a city girl, and I think that it shaped me into the person that I am today.   Where I grew up, everyone in my neighborhood knew one another. When someone was sick,…
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7 Ways Illinois Lawyers Are Celebrating Law Day in 2018

Each year on May 1st, the legal profession gathers together to celebrate Law Day. For 60 years, lawyers, judges, justices, and other legal professionals in the United States have recognized Law Day as the official day to honor the rule…
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Will A Growing Female Enrollment Change the Face of Leadership in Law?

Female enrollment in law schools continues to climb. Last year, for the first time, women made up the majority of law students. This year, the numbers rule in their favor again.   The 2017 data, released earlier this year, shows…
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