ATJ Commission Launches Website to Simplify Court Experience for SRLs

This week, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice (ATJ Commission) announced the launch of its website, www.atjil.org. This website contains legal information, standardized court forms, and resources for court staff who interact with SRLs and Limited English Proficient (LEP) litigants regularly.   The number of SRLs in Illinois has been…
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Law Firms Downsize Office Space Amid COVID-19

Before COVID-19 rocked our workplaces, law firms were making strides in reducing office space. When considering what millennials want from their employers, skyscrapers with marbled interiors and stately furnishings may not have the same allure as they once did. In…
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Pro Bono Week 2020

Ways to Give Back During Pro Bono Week 2020

Legal organizations around Illinois will shift their focus to pro bono later this month during the annual Pro Bono Week celebration. From October 25-31, legal and civic organizations will hold virtual events that highlight the need for pro bono service…
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#CivilityChat with HLAI President Janneth Lanini

Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrates their influence on the history, culture, and achievements of the U.S. We spoke with Janneth Lanini, president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association…
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Law Schools Confront Student Mental Health

Law school ranks high among the most stressful times in a lawyer’s career. Students must navigate intense competition, high expectations, and incessant deadlines on top of the stressors of everyday life. It’s no wonder that law students are nearly four…
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September 30 MCLE Reporting Deadline Approaching

Illinois attorneys A-M who received the MCLE reporting extension for the 2018-2020 cycle: September 30 is your deadline to complete your MCLE credits and submit your online report. Newly-admitted attorneys have separate requirements. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Supreme…
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