• Purpose

    Pro Bono Service and Life’s Larger Purpose

    Mastering the art of discovery and the theater of a trial was fun. But after I had tried a half dozen cases or more, I started to feel a nagging disillusionment.  Leading up to the trial was a long period…
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  • Access To Justice

    Technology Drives Access to Justice to the People and the Lawyers

    Maria is about to need access to justice. She lives a respectable, simple life. She’s a single mother working a full-time, hourly wage job with some benefits. It’s enough to support her, her two kids, and her elderly father in…
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  • Giving

    Millennial Giving Increased By Pro Bono Service

    A few weeks ago, I attended one of my favorite events of the year, the PILI Illinois Forum on Pro Bono. Part of the session focused on recruiting volunteer attorneys to work pro bono for many of the organizations in…
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    Cognitive Impairment and Lawyers and Judges Who Retire At Their Desks

    My Dad is 93 years old.  He retired from his career as a general surgeon over 25 years ago.  He had no cognitive impairment. During his early years of retirement, he reviewed surgical cases for a malpractice insurer and mentored…
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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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Illinois Seeks Comment on Adoption of Uniform Bar Exam

As we approach the start of 2017, the number of states adopting the Uniform Bar Exam has grown rapidly. And earlier this year, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 109, further encouraging the UBE revolution. Since we last reported on the topic, two more states have adopted the…
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Posted by on October 24, 2016

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Celebrate Pro Bono Week: Illinois Events + Volunteer Opportunities

October has a number of connotations associated with it. Pumpkins, Halloween, the changing of the leaves, football, to name a few. But for lawyers, one more thing that often comes to mind this month is pro bono service. Each year,…
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Posted by on October 21, 2016