Professionalism Tips for Responding to a Crisis

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. For many, COVID-19 has abruptly disrupted the familiar pattern of personal and professional lives, leaving many organizational leaders at a loss for how to manage the situation.   However, there’s no need to…
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equal justice

Commit Now to Equal Justice

The term equal justice gets thrown around a lot. It’s often heard in the context of a lack of equal justice under law. But what is equal justice? What does it look like? And, what doesn’t it look like? If…
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david sosin

#CivilityChat with ISBA President David Sosin

The Illinois State Bar Association / Illinois Judges Association Joint Midyear Meeting kicks off today in Rosemont. The annual event is an opportunity for Illinois lawyers and judges to consider issues of mutual interest, like achieving work-life balance and improving…
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Cynthia Fountaine

Commissioner Spotlight: Cynthia Fountaine

Cynthia Fountaine is a professor of law at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where she focuses on issues relating to the powers of government and access to justice, with particular emphasis on the federal courts’ role in enforcing individual…
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pro bono

19 Pro Bono Week Events in Illinois

Legal organizations around Illinois and the nation will celebrate Pro Bono Week October 20-26. During and after Pro Bono Week, legal and civic organizations will hold events raising awareness of pro bono opportunities and the contributions of lawyers. Attorneys will…
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jesse ruiz

#CivilityChat with CBA President Jesse Ruiz

When Jesse Ruiz was sworn in as Chicago Bar Association (CBA) president in June 2019, he said his primary focus was investing in the future. To combat declining membership in professional associations nationally, Ruiz said that through career advancement and educational…
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Erika Harold

Commissioner Spotlight: Erika Harold

Erika Harold is a litigation attorney at Meyer Capel, P.C. in Champaign, Illinois, where she handles complex commercial litigation matters and disputes involving wills, estates and trusts. She has served on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism since 2017. Why…
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Steven Elrod

#CivilityChat with CBA President Steven Elrod

When Steven Elrod assumed the role of president of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) in June 2018, he set his agenda to focus on the three C’s: civics, collegiality and civility. Since then, he has instilled civility throughout the CBA’s…
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