• technology competency

    Technology Competency: Ready or Not, Email Service Has Arrived

    Companies must continually adapt and evolve in order to survive. A stagnant organization is destined to fail. This is nothing new. Customers demand better products, improved services, and organizations reassess and change. Why should lawyers be any different?  Lawyers must…
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    To My Daughters 20 Years From Now: Your Diverse World

    Dear Betty & Lulu, By my figures, you will be reading this letter around your 21st birthday, some 20 years from now. The 2016 I know will certainly sit in stark contrast to the diverse world of 2036. There is nothing…
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    New Law Firm Business Models Incorporate Project Management

    I went to a meetup that showed me all lawyers and law firms are not averse to change. In fact, there is a movement to incorporate project management principles into the practice of law. It may transform the traditional law firm…
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    The Great Shrinking, Expanding Law Library

    In July 2016, Chicago hosted the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Show and Conference with the theme of “Make It New: Create The Future.” Thus, it comes as no surprise that technology’s role in legal research, analytics, and furthering the…
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Events

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The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.016

A conference co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism was held…
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News

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North Dakota Grants Foreign Lawyers Pro Hac Vice Admission

Foreign attorneys have long been part of the legal practice in the United States, from the first non-American to be admitted to practice in the United States to foreign attorneys outside of the United States transforming the delivery of domestic legal…
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Posted by on September 21, 2016

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Out-of-State Lawyer Admonished for Unauthorized Practice Over Email

Email has become a standard means of communication in the world. It’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways we communicate with family, friends, colleagues, and clients across the globe. In fact, in Illinois, all lawyers are required to…
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Posted by on September 14, 2016