Sexual Misconduct in the Legal Profession

Weigh in on Sexual Misconduct in the Legal Profession

Women Lawyers on Guard Inc., a nonprofit advocating for women, is determined to address sexual misconduct in the legal profession. In collaboration with Nextions, a research and consulting firm, Women Lawyers on Guard is surveying women and men in the legal…
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scholarship

IJF Accepting Applications for Law School Scholarship

Are you a law student or know a law student who could use scholarship assistance? The Illinois Judges Foundation (IJF) is accepting applications for a $5,000 scholarship until 3:00 p.m. on June 20, 2019. The Harold Sullivan Scholarship was established…
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Limited Legal Technicians

New Mexico to Consider Limited Legal Technicians

New Mexico is the latest state to consider authorizing limited legal technicians (LLTs) to provide civil legal services to people unable to afford an attorney. In a press release earlier this month, the New Mexico Supreme Court announced the formation…
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Law Day 2019

Celebrate Law Day 2019 at These Illinois Events

On May 1 the legal community will come together to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day 2019 provides an opportunity to reflect on the role that the law plays in protecting our liberty, securing justice and contributing to the…
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Proactive Management-Based Regulation

ABA Seeks Comments on Proactive Management-Based Regulation

The ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation wants lawyer regulation to be preventative. It seeks comments by April 15 on a draft resolution and report encouraging state supreme courts to study and adopt tailored Proactive Management-Based Regulation (PMBR). The Standing…
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The Future Is Now conference

The Future Is Now Early Bird Registration Extended

Early bird registration has been extended for the The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.019. The discounted $75 registration fee is valid until Monday, April 15. The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s signature event will be held on Thursday,…
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e-filing exemption

Illinois Supreme Court Extends E-Filing Exemption

Illinois Supreme Court’s e-filing exemption now includes attorneys and non-party filers with a disability. The Supreme Court currently requires e-filing through its eFileIL platform for all civil cases in Illinois trial courts. Previously, Illinois Supreme Court Rule 9(c) allowed “good…
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court fee

Illinois Supreme Court Simplifies Court Fee System

Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court took steps to make paying court fees more manageable. The Court announced changes to the assessment system by which fees, fines and other court costs are paid by litigants in civil and criminal…
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Law firm diversity

GCs Demand Law Firm Diversity

More than 170 general counsel and corporate legal officers demand big law firms commit to diversity or they’ll take their business elsewhere. The open letter comes on the heels of dismal law firm diversity numbers from the National Association for Law…
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