maintaining competence

Maintaining Competence: The Education Must Continue

As the legal profession continues to evolve, lawyers are tasked with staying ahead of the curve. According to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers must adhere to a certain standard of competence. This requires the knowledge, skills, and…
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Competition

Super Chickens: A Lesson in Competition

Dr. William Muir has dedicated his research to group behavior and measuring productivity. That is, productivity of a more fowl persuasion. Professor Muir is an evolutionary biologist at Purdue University. In the 1990s, Muir researched and advocated a group-selection theory…
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cle requirement

What You Need to Know About the New Illinois CLE Requirement

For the past decade, the Illinois Supreme Court has encouraged attorneys to take diversity CLE courses and mental health and substance abuse CLE courses and activities to fulfill part of their professional responsibility requirement. Over that decade, the percentages of…
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Millennial Attorneys

20 Tips for Rising Millennial Attorneys

Last year, I wrote an article offering professionalism tips to Millennial attorneys. The feedback was terrific, but some of the responses pointed out that Millennials aren’t always first or second year attorneys. Instead many, like myself, have been practicing for…
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free online cle

Millennials, Boomers and Free Online CLE

Two years ago, I was sitting in my living room, binge watching Netflix, when my phone rang. I looked down. It was my mother. Now this was surprising as my mother and I, living in two different countries, have an almost…
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Looking back Looking forward

Looking Back Looking Forward

As 2015 winds down to a close, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on where we were, where we are, and where we are going as a Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court devoted to promoting professionalism, civility…
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