client service priority

Client Service: The Legal Profession’s Top Priority

Year after year, we continue to see major advancements in technology. However, as we progress, our patience becomes thinner and thinner. We live in a world of immediacy, demanding instant gratification. When we want something, we want it now –…
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Court Patrons

Court Patrons Need to Be Heard

All Sally Smith wants is to be heard by the judge and the bank. Sally received court papers this month that the bank filed a foreclosure case against her. She lost her job six months ago and has not been…
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What’s NOT Going To Change?

I had the pleasure of closing The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.018 conference earlier this month. The day was exhilarating.  From Chief Justice Karmeier’s opening remarks until the last town hall meeting, about 400 participants were challenged to incorporate…
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Data Driven Law Practice

Data Driven Law Practice Starts Now

Don’t be deceived. Many of our conference goers casually refer to our 2Civility annually hosted conference as the Futures Conference. But one must pay particular attention to the actual name itself: The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.018 The profession…
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be the answer

The Future Is Now – It’s Time To Be The Answer

This May, nearly 400 legal professionals attended the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.018 Conference. This year’s speakers addressed a wide array of topics including diversity and inclusion, legal technology, data and analytics,…
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Justice Gap

You Are the Answer to the Access to Justice Gap

“Stop asking what the answer is, be the answer.” Toussaint Romain, former Assistant Public Defender of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Defender’s Office, challenged all attendees with this statement at the end of the third annual Illinois Supreme Court Commission on…
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The Future is Now for Diversity and Inclusion

On May 2, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism hosted our third annual future law conference: The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.018. The conference featured a welcome address from Illinois’s Chief Justice, Lloyd Karmeier, ten TED-style talks,…
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take action

The Future Is Now: Lawyers Take Action

Last week, over 400 legal professionals attended The Future Is Now 2.018 conference. These lawyers registered to learn more about the future practice of law, but also wanted to take action. Over the course of their careers, they each have…
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Innovation is More than Having an App

In the last of our conference preview blogs, I highlight two of our speakers who will expand our thinking about the meaning of innovation. When we talk about innovations in law, many of us go right to technology.  The advice…
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