Challenging Illinois Attorneys To Think Differently

inspiring change in illinois attorneysAt the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, we are charged to connect lawyers and inspire change. Through our weekly blog posts and news items, our monthly e-newsletter, various video projects, and even our educational programming – like the Future is Now Conference or any of our in-person and online CLEs – we provide the legal community with the tools needed to succeed in this changing profession.  

As a leading source of information in professionalism related-issues impacting Illinois attorneys and lawyers throughout the United States, we keep attorneys abreast of change and challenge them to think with a new mindset, remaining open to different perspectives. 

Here’s a look at some of the resources we provided last month and a few pieces that challenged our team to think differently: 

Resources for New Illinois Attorneys

Are you up-to speed on all things related to Illinois-specific law? Here’s where the 2Civility team gets their legal news. 20 Legal News Sources for Illinois Lawyers

Took the Bar Exam in July, but not yet licensed to practice? Don’t trip-up and engage in the unauthorized practice of law. Law Grads: You Need To Know About the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Aside from participating in the Lawyer-To-Lawyer Mentoring Program, there are several online course offerings which fill the new Illinois PR CLE requirement for Illinois attorneys. ARDC Offers Diversity Course Fulfilling New IL CLE Requirement

Content that Inspires Change

What can law firms, bar associations, and other legal employers do to assist lawyers and clients with disabilities? 5 Things To Know About Lawyers With Disabilities

Bar associations are recognizing the need for innovation. As more futures reports are released, it’s time to not just think about the future, but to start taking action. Forward Looking Legal Profession: Reality or Oxymoron?

This month’s Lawyer Spotlight shines bright on a Chicago-based public interest lawyer. Meet Audra Wilson. Audra Wilson: United States House of Representatives

Could changing the law school accreditation requirements solve the legal education crisis? Deputy Managing Director of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar weighs in. Should Employment Be Considered in Law School Accreditation?

For more than 25 years, Chicago lawyers have been volunteering in CPS schools teaching students all about our nation’s legal system. The CRFC Needs Chicago Lawyers in the Classroom

 

Erika Kubik

Erika Kubik

Erika is the face of the Commission’s online platforms, developing strategies to increase 2Civility’s social presence across channels. As a recent graduate of Bradley University, Erika received her Bachelor of Arts studying Public Relations and Social Media Marketing where her passion for writing and brand development took flight. Outside of the office, Erika works to develop her own personal brand as she takes on Chicago for the first time having grown up just outside of the Greater St. Louis area. Though she may not be accustomed to the deep dish pizza as a Celiac, she has found the Windy City to be quite accommodating to her active lifestyle as a runner and fitness fanatic.
Erika Kubik

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