Painting of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lessons in Professionalism from RBG

Last Friday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87. Ginsburg, affectionately known as RBG, was a trailblazing jurist who spent her career fighting for equal justice for women and other marginalized communities. She occupied the roles of U.S….
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Illinois Bar Exam

Supreme Court Cancels September Illinois Bar Exam, Schedules Remote Exam for October

The Illinois Supreme Court announced today that, given continuing public health concerns related to COVID-19, the in-person Illinois bar exam scheduled for Sept. 9-10, 2020, has been canceled. Instead, the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar (IBAB) will administer the exam remotely on October 5-6, 2020, using questions prepared by the National Conference…
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July 31 MCLE Reporting Deadline Approaching

The deadline is approaching to file for a free extension to earn MCLE credits for the 2018-2020 reporting period. Attorneys with last names beginning A-M must report that they “complied” or have “not yet complied” to the MCLE Board by…
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women of color attorneys

Why Women of Color Are Walking Away from Law

Not much has changed for women of color attorneys at law firms over the past 14 years, according to a study released last month by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession. Despite the legal profession’s…
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Courts, Children and Families Division

AOIC Launches New Courts, Children and Families Division

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) has launched a new Courts, Children and Families Division. The Division, which succeeds the Courts, Children and Families Unit (CCFU), became effective on May 1, 2020. Former CCFU Court Services Manager Heather…
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