White, male attorneys continue to make up the majority of lawyers in the U.S., according to the ABA’s Profile of the Legal Profession, an annual report on diversity in the legal profession that was released last month.
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce its 2021 Survey on Professionalism, which will explore the practice of civility in the legal profession through the experiences of Illinois’ attorneys.
All in all, a vast majority of Illinois attorneys are perceived by their colleagues as civil and professional, according to a 2014 survey of Illinois attorneys released today. At least 90 percent of survey respondents reported that most of their colleagues exhibit either civil/professional or very civil/professional behavior. However, more than 85 percent of respondents […]
Most of us know that there is an intrinsic benefit tied to service. While giving back fulfills a greater purpose in our lives, it is also tied to the heart of our profession. One of the most common ways lawyers serve those in need is through pro bono service. In spite of this though, many […]
The COVID-19 and the Courts Survey will examine how the pandemic has affected the judicial system for attorneys, judges and more.
The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education and Fringe PD are requesting responses for their Civility Within Law Firms – Lawyer Survey. The organizations are asking U.S. and Canada-based attorneys to participate in the 10-minute, anonymous lawyer civility survey. This includes staff attorneys, contract / temporary lawyers, part-time / flexible lawyers, etc. The […]
Civility is worse today compared to 10 years ago, according to 85% of respondents to the American Bar Association’s Survey of Civic Literacy 2023. A significant number of respondents attribute the decrease in civility to social media, media, and public officials, and believe that family and friends and public officials should be primarily responsible for improving civility in our society.
Today’s lawyers are being more civil to each other than in the past, according to the Commission on Professionalism’s 2021 Survey on Professionalism.
However, issues of incivility tied to race, age, and sex are on the rise and impacting diversity in the profession.
Legal departments attempting to control costs are moving work in-house, according to a recent survey of in-house legal professionals by the Association of Corporate Counsel and legal tech company Everlaw.
It’s been a tough road to hoe in the civility business. Surveys and anecdotes about the caustic uncivil interactions in America—particularly in politics—abound. But there is a bright spot on the horizon. A recent survey shows that in workplaces where leaders model and value inclusion, civility also exists. Digging deeper, I wonder if this workplace […]
The legal profession is often scrutinized for its lack of diversity. That’s why members of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) decided to investigate the demographics of their own legal community. Using its first ever regional diversity survey, the CMBA reached out to thousands of Northeastern Ohio lawyers. The goal was to determine the employment […]
While public trust in the courts is waning, one way to build it back may be by expanding remote options, which can help address core inequities in the justice system.