Legal Acts of Kindness

Let’s Talk about Legal Acts of Kindness

To my fellow attorneys, a “legal acts of kindness” pep talk is long overdue. Just like Kid President’s famous pep talk, attorneys also need to find ways to make the world more awesome. And, since we celebrated World Kindness Day…
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act to improve diversity

Act to Improve Diversity in the Legal Profession

After being part of a law school diversity program this summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about actions to improve the state of diversity in the legal profession. Even with an increase in diversity and inclusion efforts, the racial makeup…
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deadline

Have You Met the Impending MCLE Deadline?

Deadlines rule lawyers’ schedules whether they like it or not. For Illinois lawyers (last name N-Z) there is an important deadline coming up on June 30, 2019. The upcoming deadline is to complete the requirements for the 2017-2019 MCLE reporting…
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Changes

Pledge to Make Changes This Year

It’s not too late to make changes. Yes, January 1 has come and gone, but changes need to be made all year. It doesn’t matter if you make resolutions at the end of January or in August. The key is…
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Self-reflection

5 Self-Reflections for a Happy New Year

There’s too much to do before the end of the year. This is true; I’m not going to argue with you. However, I am going to add something else to your list. Don’t panic. I promise my suggested add-on will…
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legal aid lawyers

A Thank You to Legal Aid Lawyers

It’s time to thank legal aid lawyers. The annual national Pro Bono Week (October 22nd-26th) has started. You probably think this blog is going to delve into why lawyers should do pro bono work. Think again. There is already plenty…
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lawyer well-being

Lawyers Must Be Present in the Moment

If lawyers are not well and present in the moment, they cannot competently do their jobs. This was the clear message throughout the Mindfulness in Law Society’s 2018 national conference entitled, Mindfulness and the Path to Lawyer Well-Being. The conference…
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stress management toolkit

Lawyers: Is Your Stress Management Toolkit Ready?

Stress and summer are words that should not go together. Summer should be about relaxing and recharging and maybe even a vacation. However, this year, fewer Americans (only 37% in 2018, down from 53% in 2017) say they can completely…
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Time is now

The Time Is Now

“How was your day?” We all get asked this question regularly. However, besides billing our time, how many of us really pay attention to how we spend our time during the day? Why am I asking all these questions? Well,…
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