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Lawyernomics Taps Commission to Talk Lawyer Mentoring

With the National Legal Mentoring Consortium (NLMC) right around the corner, mentoring is top of mind at the Commission and throughout the legal profession. So much so, that even some of the major legal technology conferences want to spotlight the importance of seeking…
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Commission Offers New Wellness CLE Program

Well-being has been a hot topic in the legal profession over the last year – especially in Illinois. Following the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being’s Report, Illinois instituted a new mental health and substance abuse CLE requirement and recently just formed a statewide task force to address…
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Commission on Professionalism to Sponsor NLMC in 2018

This April, the National Legal Mentoring Consortium (NLMC) hosts its biennial legal mentoring conference in Columbia, South Carolina. Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Legal Profession will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law on April 12-14, 2018.  …
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Registration is Open: “The Future is Now” is Back

 The word is out. The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is hosting its annual The Future Is Now Conference this May. For the third year in a row, the Commission will welcome legal professionals from across the country to discuss innovations…
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Commission Develops Free Implicit Bias Online CLE

Over the last several years, women and minority groups have given voice to the myriad of daily injustices they have suffered on account of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and other forms of identity. Industries around the country have looked…
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Commission Helps Honor Newton Minow Through Video 

Last summer, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism joined forces with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (ALPL) and the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to document the life of Newton Minow on film. A man known for his work in the law and the field…
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Commission Welcomes Judge Diane Shelley

Commission on Professionalism Welcomes Judge Diane Shelley

A new year calls for a new commissioner here at the Commission on Professionalism. Last November, the Illinois Supreme Court entered an order appointing a new commissioner to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Hon. Diane Shelley, a judge within the Law…
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Illinois Bar Foundation Honors Jayne Reardon

Each year, the Illinois Bar Foundation – the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association – honors legal professionals at its Annual Fellows Breakfast. This year, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Jayne Reardon, will be one of…
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St. Mary’s Law Journal Publishes ABS Article By Jayne Reardon

Last year, the University of St. Mary’s School of Law selected Jayne Reardon, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, to write a piece about the possibility of lawyers practicing in an alternative business structure (ABS) for the school’s law review.   Jayne’s article on the inclusion of ABS in…
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Ed Walsh To Retire From Commission on Professionalism

Long-time Commissioner and current Vice Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Edward J. Walsh, is retiring from the Commission.  Although Ed, the founding partner of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, continues to selectively represent clients who have…
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Former Commissioner Gwen Rowan Passes Away

Gwen Rowan, former Commissioner of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has passed. Regrettably, on April 27, 2017, Gwen succumbed to her long battle with colon cancer. She leaves behind her only daughter Alexandria McChristen. In 2005, Gwen accepted the…
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