The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2Civility) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Bagby as Communications Director. In this newly created position, Ms. Bagby will lead communications strategy to advance 2Civility’s mission of fostering increased civility, professionalism, and inclusion among lawyers and judges in Illinois.
“We are excited to welcome Laura to the 2Civility team,” said Jayne Reardon, Executive Director of 2Civility. “Her strong background in communications strategy, media relations, and social media will be key as we work to increase the reach of our professionalism programming in Illinois. Our goal is to provide all lawyers and judges with educational, training, and mentoring activities that foster greater integrity and civility in the field.”
Ms. Bagby has more than 10 years of experience in public relations and marketing in the healthcare, finance, and government industries. Most recently, Ms. Bagby served as Account Director for 6 Degrees Communications, where she led media relations efforts to raise awareness of biopharma, higher-education, and non-profit clients in top-tier business and industry trade media including Bloomberg, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to 6 Degrees, Ms. Bagby was an Account Supervisor for the health & wellness team at FleishmanHillard, where she developed communications campaigns for consumer healthcare and government clients including Walgreens and Get Covered Illinois. She also worked in financial marketing and client service for Bernstein Global Wealth Management in New York City and SNW Asset Management in Seattle. Ms. Bagby began her career as a member of the media team for a successful U.S. Senate campaign.
“2Civility is a vital resource for the lawyers and judges of Illinois, providing professionalism programming and cultivating collaboration to advance the highest standards of conduct and ensure the administration of justice,” said Ms. Bagby. “I look forward to working with the team to connect lawyers and judges to the core values of the profession.”
Ms. Bagby holds a master’s in public relations and corporate communication from New York University (NYU), and a bachelor’s in journalism and mass communication from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. While at NYU, Ms. Bagby worked with the United Nations Global Compact to develop a communications strategy for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2Civility) was established by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2005 under Supreme Court Rule 799(c) to foster increased civility, professionalism, and inclusiveness among lawyers and judges in Illinois. By advancing the highest standards of conduct among lawyers and judges, 2Civility works to better serve clients and society alike. For more information, please visit 2Civility.org and follow us on Twitter @2CivilityOrg.
Laura Bagby, Communications Director