As an organization dedicated to promoting professional responsibility in the legal and judicial communities, the well-being of those we serve is our highest priority.
Therefore, due to concerns about COVID-19, and in accordance with guidance from the Illinois Supreme Court, Commission staff and Commissioners will no longer present in-person CLE programs through June 2020.
As an alternative, please make sure your stakeholders are aware they may fulfill their professional responsibility requirement through our free online CLEs or our lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program. We look forward to getting back into the classroom this summer!
At 2Civility we are committed to offering quality professional responsibility continuing legal education learning experiences for Illinois attorneys. We provide a toolkit for teaching civility and we collaborate with lawyers and organizations to design and conduct, court programs, regional workshops, and in-house seminars that engage legal professionals in cutting-edge programs on professionalism, diversity, mental health and wellness, civility, and legal ethics.
Providers and lawyers interested in facilitating ready-made CLE courses, may download course toolkits here. We have one course toolkit to download below. Other course toolkits will be developed and posted here.
1.0 hours Professional Responsibility CLE credit in Illinois
Education about civility is very different than education about black letter law. It is best accomplished by engaging practicing lawyers to share their experiences and perspectives with respect to practice-specific situations. We encourage civility programs to be primarily interactive. The contents of this toolkit involve participants as active learners.
Download Civility Course Toolkit. It includes hypothetical scenarios, presentations, discussion guides and curated materials necessary to facilitate a 60-minute program and will qualify for 1 hour of Professional Responsibility continuing legal education credit in Illinois upon submission.
The Commission conducts onsite seminars for court personnel. These seminars are designed to instill a renewed understanding that all personnel connected to the courthouse have a vital and common goal to keep the public’s confidence in our legal system. Courts interested in scheduling an onsite seminar, please call 312.363.6210 or email.
Court Professionalism Seminar: Walk In Their Shoes
2.0 hours Professional Responsibility CLE credit in Illinois
By working closely with individuals from each circuit, the Commission customizes the seminar content to address the specific issues identified as most problematic by those who work in the court system. All members of the court working community are encouraged to participate. This cross-disciplinary program includes judges, attorneys, courthouse security personnel, public defenders, state’s attorneys, clerks, court reporters and other stakeholders in our administration of justice.
As a result of engaging in the Court Professionalism seminar, participants will recognize the challenges and perspectives of courthouse patrons and professionals, understand the connection between civility and professionalism, and apply strategies to improve courthouse patrons’ experience and strengthen professionalism.
There are no regional workshops scheduled at this time.