judges

Defining Incivility in a Pandemic

We are re-examining litigation practices through the prism of a global pandemic. Courts are issuing orders designed to keep the public and court personnel safe while still delivering essential court services. Lawyers are representing clients and trying to make a…
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remote notary

Remote Notaries and Witnesses: Where Are We in Illinois?

My late father practiced law in Illinois for 53 years as a self-described “small town [Champaign] lawyer.” While Champaign-Urbana may be a micro-urban area and he litigated many complex cases for high-profile clients, he prided himself most for his work…
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supporting women lawyers

Supporting Women Lawyers So They Can Lead

Social distancing is becoming the new normal. Yet, it was only two weeks ago that I attended an excellent program on women in the law where the common theme was supporting women lawyers so they can lead in the workplace….
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crisis

Professionalism Tips for Responding to a Crisis

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. For many, COVID-19 has abruptly disrupted the familiar pattern of personal and professional lives, leaving many organizational leaders at a loss for how to manage the situation.   However, there’s no need to…
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equal justice

Commit Now to Equal Justice

The term equal justice gets thrown around a lot. It’s often heard in the context of a lack of equal justice under law. But what is equal justice? What does it look like? And, what doesn’t it look like? If…
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blended learning

A Recipe For Blended Learning

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is The Great British Bake Off. It’s a perfect blend of quintessentially British stoicism and quiet drama, and very much reminds me of home. In addition to creating nostalgia for desserts that contain enough sugar to make Willy Wonka blush, it has also introduced me to…
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