• well-being

    Can Improving Attorney Well-Being Solve Law’s Diversity Problem?

    Attorney (lack) of well-being has become a national dialogue.  The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and its groundbreaking Report “The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change,” (“the Report”) is less than a year old.  The momentum…
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    12 Ways to Avoid A Rejected E-Filing and Other Illinois E-Filing Tips

    Last July, we brought you 30 Things to Know About E-Filing Changes in Illinois. It remains a great resource for e-filing tips to get acquainted with e-filing in our courts. As of July 1, 2018, we find Cook County, the…
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    Client Service: The Legal Profession’s Top Priority

    Year after year, we continue to see major advancements in technology. However, as we progress, our patience becomes thinner and thinner. We live in a world of immediacy, demanding instant gratification. When we want something, we want it now –…
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  • Court Patrons

    Court Patrons Need to Be Heard

    All Sally Smith wants is to be heard by the judge and the bank. Sally received court papers this month that the bank filed a foreclosure case against her. She lost her job six months ago and has not been…
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Avvo Legal Services Closes Its Doors

Last week, Avvo, the fixed-fee, limited scope legal services provider announced that it will be closing its operation. The news comes after countless lawsuits filed against the company and eight different state bar associations issued ethics opinions in the last…
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ISBA Summary Judgment Further Defines “Practice of Law”

This June, the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) won summary judgment in a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) regarding whether an attorney representing a client in a property tax proceeding violates the Appraisal Act,…
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Martin Sinclair

Commissioner Spotlight – Martin Sinclair

Why did you want to become a lawyer? I have an uncle in Kansas City who is a lawyer, and two of his children are my age, so whenever we visited I spent a lot of time at his house….
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