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The Shifting Attitudes of Workplace Millennials

Recently, we swore in a new class of lawyers in Illinois. Many of these new lawyers were Millennials — people born between 1980 and 2000 — who have had a tremendous effect on the legal workplace. A recent American Lawyer…
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What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking at Legalweek 2018. The conference, sponsored by ALM, is a re-imagining of LegalTech, an industry conference that began in 1982. Its new incarnation, Legalweek, started in 2017 and now includes sub-conferences focused…
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Innovating Diversity

From #MeToo to Hackathons – New Ideas for Programming By the year 2044, the United States will officially become a majority-minority nation. More than half of our population will belong to a minority group. By 2060, one in five Americans…
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As New Attorneys Enter the Profession

Something to Think About Soon to be our newest Illinois lawyers will trade their backpacks for briefcases at the upcoming November 9 admission ceremonies.  In their academic years, they have had many questions and strived to find the answers. They…
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We Are Our Colleague’s Keeper

Helping Lawyers Overcome Substance Abuse We are a self-regulated profession. That means that we have a duty to protect the public, including from impaired lawyers. We also have an obligation to help our colleagues who may be suffering from alcohol…
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Forward-Looking Legal Profession: Reality or Oxymoron?

The future may be unknowable, but it’s not unthinkable. That line from the introduction to Bruce MacEwen’s book “Tomorrowland: Scenarios for Law Firms Beyond the Horizon” really stuck with me. As lawyers, we should think about what is coming around…
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