Illinois Joins Lawyer Re-regulation Debate

Yesterday, the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and the Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) launched a joint task force to respond to the market failure in consumer legal services. In addition to addressing the gap in access to legal services, the CBA/CBF…
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ILTACON

Three Conversations Overheard at ILTACON

I’ve had a few weeks to reflect on ILTACON 2019 in Orlando. It was my first ILTACON so I knew little of what to expect outside of the scheduled content and vendor list. However, I knew for sure that it…
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legal innovation

The Future Is Now: Legal Innovation and the Rule of Law

Earlier this month, hundreds of legal professionals gathered in Chicago to attend the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.019 conference. This year’s speakers explored topics including evolving alternative legal landscapes, novel access to justice…
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Future Law Conference

Future Law Conferences to Attend in 2019

No matter your practice area, there are legal conferences throughout the year that can help you stay up to date on developments impacting your career. In 2018, we highlighted conferences for young lawyers. This year we’re highlighting future law conferences….
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client satisfaction

Legal Trends Report Emphasizes Client Satisfaction

“We start with the customer, and work backwards.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon With a decade of candles shining brightly on its birthday cake, legal practice management software company Clio continues to show it is a leader in legal…
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The Future Is Now 2.019

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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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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innovation

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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