Lance Northcutt

Commissioner Spotlight: Lance Northcutt

I decided that I was going to become a lawyer the moment I walked into my first courtroom, seeing a jury trial at age 11. My uncle was a detective in Area 65 in crimes at the time, and he took…
Read More

lap annual training event

LAP Hosts Annual Training in Carbondale and Chicago

The legal profession has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues for years. Annually, lawyers continue to top the lists of professions with the lowest quality of life when considering overall well-being. And for many lawyers and legal organizations,…
Read More

cloc diversity report

CLOC Releases Corporate Legal Department Diversity Report

Ever heard of the CLOC? The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium is a non-profit organization on a mission to optimize legal service delivery models and create a seamless legal ecosystem that delivers corporate legal support to small, medium, and large businesses…
Read More

isba speakers bureau

ISBA Launches Speakers Bureau Initiative

Each year on Law Day, lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals across the country reflect on their professional obligation to serve as a public citizen. According to the Preamble to the Rules of Professional Conduct, lawyers must use their training to…
Read More

judge diane shelley commissioner spotlight

Commissioner Spotlight: Judge Diane Shelley

I’m from the South side of Chicago in Bronzeville, and I take great pride in that. I’m a city girl, and I think that it shaped me into the person that I am today.   Where I grew up, everyone in my neighborhood knew one another. When someone was sick,…
Read More