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    Technology Demonstrates Success in Revolutionizing Legal Aid

    The struggle for self-represented litigants (SRL) in the legal aid arena can be vast and complicated. They need the ability to identify whether there is a legal aspect to their problems. They must find and apply the rules, regulations, and…
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    Walking In The Public’s Shoes: Courthouse Professionalism Training

    Trial attorneys feel at home in the well of the court, advocating for their clients. Veteran judges know the view from the bench well, conducting the court’s business. Courthouse employees across the Land of Lincoln constitute a well-oiled machine inside…
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    How To Debate Politics And Win A Moral Argument

    A few weeks ago, a friend sent me an article called, How To Win Your Next Political Argument. It had some great takeaways. It pointed out that people rely more on emotions than fact, that belittling someone’s opinion will lead…
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    How To Take Screenshots

    It is clear that becoming conversant, if not proficient, in technology is now required for being a lawyer. It’s even written into a comment to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 that defines competence. So, promoting professionalism includes promoting technology. We…
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Commission Welcomes New Commissioner Judge Alonso

Created to advance professionalism within the legal profession, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism relies on its fourteen commissioners to ensure civility remains a cornerstone of law practice throughout the entire state. On January 9, 2017, Judge Jorge Alonso,…
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Posted by on February 19, 2017

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Illinois Is Participating in Nationwide Pro Bono Survey

Most of us know that there is an intrinsic benefit tied to service. While giving back fulfills a greater purpose in our lives, it is also tied to the heart of our profession. One of the most common ways lawyers…
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Posted by on February 17, 2017

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Commission on Professionalism Chair Receives Service Excellence Award

Each year, the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF) honors one legal professional who displays a commitment to service in the legal profession. The recipient is one who showcases a passion for philanthropy, often spending the length of his/her career…
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Posted by on February 8, 2017