ABA Rule 483

ABA Rule 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 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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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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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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Register Today: ABA Lawyer Retreat on October 5, 2018

Mark your calendars. This October, the American Bar Association Law Practice Division is hosting its first annual ABA Lawyer Retreat in Vail, Colorado. The day-long program is called a retreat because it is designed to help attorneys improve their personal…
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Avvo Legal Services Closes Its Doors

Last week, Avvo, the fixed-fee, limited scope legal services provider announced that it will be closing its operation. The news comes after countless lawsuits filed against the company and eight different state bar associations issued ethics opinions in the last…
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