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    Can a Hackathon Solve the Diversity Challenge in the Legal Profession? 

    “What is a hackathon?” an attorney friend of mine asked me after I finished excitedly telling him about a diversity conference I would be attending in a few months.  “Well,” I stammered. “It’s ..  uhh, let’s see, we have groups…
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    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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Save the Date: ABA Lawyer Retreat on October 5, 2018

Mark your calendars. This October, the American Bar Association Law Practice Division is hosting its first annual ABA Lawyer Retreat in Vail, Colorado. The day-long program is called a retreat because it is designed to help attorneys improve their personal…
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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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