diversity program

Simply Having a Diversity Program is Not Enough

Do You Know if it Works? For the past decade, the Illinois Supreme Court has encouraged attorneys to take diversity Continuing Legal Education courses, mental illness and addiction CLE courses and activities to fulfill part of their professional responsibility requirement….
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Dear Law Student: The Future of Law is Now

Dear Law Student, The Future Is Now. Not only is that title prophetic, it was also the name of a conference hosted by my organization, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, last month. Held in the Art Institute of…
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online dispute resolution

Can Justice Be Served Online?

I recently had an experience with online dispute resolution.  And it wasn’t pretty.  I am embarrassed to admit it all came about when I clicked on an alluring ad for a face cream.  I charged $4.95 on my credit card…
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email service

Welcome to Techlaw: Email Service

Competency in the practice of law clearly means you must keep abreast of changes in substantive and procedural law in the representation of your clients. Supreme Court Rule 1.1 demands “legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the…
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future workplace

Leading the Future Workplace

The legal profession is undergoing unprecedented change. Law school enrollment is down. Law school debt is up. Clients are looking for quicker, faster, cheaper work. And start-ups are exploiting inefficiencies in the legal market. The profession is changing more quickly…
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black judges

Why Black Judges Matter

Crain’s recent article on the lack of black male federal judicial appointments in the 7th Circuit has generated some strong comments. I agree that diversity on the bench is important. But I take issue with the overly simplistic finger-pointing at…
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Generation Gap

The Generation Gap

Two Views of Being an Attorney Hurts the Old and the Young As a millennial, I often hear the same complaint from my fellow young female lawyers: “Why is it so hard to find a female mentor?” Digging deeper, there…
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leaders

Legal Management: Leaders in Waiting

On January 1, 2011, the first Baby Boomers turned 65 years old . Every day since, 10,000 Boomers have turned 65. This will continue for the next 14 years. And then, one December night in 2029, the very last Baby…
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