At 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