Law Day 2019

Celebrate Law Day 2019 at These Illinois Events

On May 1 the legal community will come together to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day 2019 provides an opportunity to reflect on the role that the law plays in protecting our liberty, securing justice and contributing to the…
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Proactive Management-Based Regulation

ABA Seeks Comments on Proactive Management-Based Regulation

The ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation wants lawyer regulation to be preventative. It seeks comments by April 15 on a draft resolution and report encouraging state supreme courts to study and adopt tailored Proactive Management-Based Regulation (PMBR). The Standing…
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The Future Is Now conference

The Future Is Now Early Bird Registration Extended

Early bird registration has been extended for the The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.019. The discounted $75 registration fee is valid until Monday, April 15. The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s signature event will be held on Thursday,…
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e-filing exemption

Illinois Supreme Court Extends E-Filing Exemption

Illinois Supreme Court’s e-filing exemption now includes attorneys and non-party filers with a disability. The Supreme Court currently requires e-filing through its eFileIL platform for all civil cases in Illinois trial courts. Previously, Illinois Supreme Court Rule 9(c) allowed “good…
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court fee

Illinois Supreme Court Simplifies Court Fee System

Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court took steps to make paying court fees more manageable. The Court announced changes to the assessment system by which fees, fines and other court costs are paid by litigants in civil and criminal…
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Law firm diversity

GCs Demand Law Firm Diversity

More than 170 general counsel and corporate legal officers demand big law firms commit to diversity or they’ll take their business elsewhere. The open letter comes on the heels of dismal law firm diversity numbers from the National Association for Law…
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Lawyer diversity

Lawyer Diversity: “Good News / Bad News Story,” says NALP

As the legal community celebrates Black History Month, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) reports mixed lawyer diversity numbers. Law firms have historically struggled with lawyer diversity. However, the industry appears to be prioritizing a diverse workforce. Seventy-five percent…
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Steven Elrod

#CivilityChat with CBA President Steven Elrod

When Steven Elrod assumed the role of president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) in June 2018, he set his agenda to focus on the three C’s: civics, collegiality and civility. Since then, he has instilled civility throughout the CBA’s…
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