• Illinois Legal Foundations

    How Illinois Legal Foundations Bridge the Justice Gap

    Equal Justice is a basic right that is fundamental to democracy in this State, and the integrity of this State and this State’s justice system depends on protecting and enforcing the rights of all people. — Illinois Equal Justice Act,…
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  • Future Law Conference

    Future Law Conferences to Attend in 2019

    No matter your practice area, there are legal conferences throughout the year that can help you stay up to date on developments impacting your career. In 2018, we highlighted conferences for young lawyers. This year we’re highlighting future law conferences….
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  • Self-reflection

    5 Self-Reflections for a Happy New Year

    There’s too much to do before the end of the year. This is true; I’m not going to argue with you. However, I am going to add something else to your list. Don’t panic. I promise my suggested add-on will…
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  • Ethical case for diversity

    The Ethical Case for Diversity

    We’ve tried the moral case for diversity—it’s the right thing to do. And the business case for diversity—it’s good for business. Yet the legal profession remains stubbornly non-diverse. Maybe it’s time for a new approach—the ethical case for diversity. If…
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Illinois Judicial Conference

AOIC Requests Input on Illinois Judicial Conference

Want a say in the future of the Illinois judicial branch? The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) requests feedback from the Illinois legal and judicial communities on priorities for the Illinois Judicial Conference (IJC). The input will be…
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Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot

Illinois District Amends Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot

Judges in the Northern District of Illinois have amended the mandatory disclosure requirements for its Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) program. The three-year Federal Judicial Center (FJC)-sponsored pilot requires exchanges of discovery in participating courts before the commencement of discovery…
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Martin Sinclair

Martin Sinclair Named Chair of Commission on Professionalism

James DeAno designated Vice-Chair John Kim appointed Commissioner Jeffrey Jackson retires from Commission The Supreme Court of Illinois has appointed Martin Sinclair as Chair of the Commission on Professionalism, effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Sinclair, an attorney at Sperling &…
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