NALP recruitment principles

NALP Updates Law School Recruitment Principles

The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) has released new Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process (Recruitment Principles). The NALP Board of Directors voted to make significant changes in its law school recruitment standards to meet the diverse…
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Illinois Judicial Conference

AOIC Requests Input on Illinois Judicial Conference

Want a say in the future of the Illinois judicial branch? The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) requests feedback from the Illinois legal and judicial communities on priorities for the Illinois Judicial Conference (IJC). The input will be…
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Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot

Illinois District Amends Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot

Judges in the Northern District of Illinois have amended the mandatory disclosure requirements for its Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) program. The three-year Federal Judicial Center (FJC)-sponsored pilot requires exchanges of discovery in participating courts before the commencement of discovery…
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Legal industry

Catching Up With the Evolving Legal Industry

At this celebratory time of year, it’s important to reflect on our future, both personally and professionally. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressure of family and client needs; not to mention staying on top of the continuously evolving…
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ABA Rule 483

ABA Opinion 483: Navigating Electronic Data Breaches

Last month, the American Bar Association issued Formal Opinion 483 addressing a lawyer’s obligation after an electronic data breach or a cyberattack. Under the opinion, a data breach “involves the misappropriation, destruction or compromise of client confidential information, or a…
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Justice for all.

Justice for All is a Lawyer’s Responsibility

Last month, lawyers across America participated in a national celebration of pro bono service. The annual event is an opportunity to reflect on the legal profession’s responsibility to provide access to justice for all. The Preamble of the Illinois Rules…
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pro bono week

2018 Pro Bono Week Opportunities in Illinois

Each October, Pro Bono Week shines a light on lawyers who are volunteering their time to ensure access to justice for all. The difficult economy and rise in self-represented litigants have resulted in an increased need for pro bono services….
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legal talent

An Institute for the Future of New Legal Talent

Legal services are not being deployed in the way they were a few years (or a hundred years) back.  Which means we need lawyers trained with new skills using new methodologies.  And unfortunately, law schools are not equipped at this…
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