illinois justicecorps

Illinois JusticeCorps Seeking Fellowship Applications

The Chicago Bar Foundation is seeking applicants for full-time fellowship positions with the Illinois JusticeCorps. The AmeriCorps program provides college students and recent graduates the opportunity to provide legal information, procedural guidance, and resource referrals to people going to court…
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CBF Kicks Off 2020 Investing in Justice Campaign

The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) has kicked off its 14th Annual Investing in Justice Campaign. The campaign rallies the Chicago legal community to help ensure that everyone has access to necessary legal help. Every year, thousands of lawyers and legal…
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regulatory sandboxes

Regulatory Sandboxes for the Legal Industry

Change doesn’t come rapidly in law. That’s a good thing. The rule of law is predicated on predictability and consistency with precedent. However, if the rapid pace of change in technology and globalization leaves law behind and out of the…
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lawyer regulation

Re-regulating Lawyers for the 21st Century

Do lawyer ethics rules prohibit innovation in the delivery of legal services and contribute to the access to justice gap? Yes, according to a task force on lawyer regulation formed last summer by the California State Bar’s Board of Trustees….
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lawyer ethics rules

Are Lawyer Ethics Rules Effective?

One thing that defines the legal profession is that it’s “self-governing.” Lawyers have ethical regulations that bind them together in service to others. But do lawyer ethics rules effectively serve the profession? Do these regulations serve the public? Not as…
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Entity regulation

Would Entity Regulation Improve Consumer Protection?

Why aren’t law firms held accountable for violations of ethics rules that harm consumers?  We often see reports that confidential client information may have been compromised by cyberattacks or security breaches involving inadequately protected data. Who’s responsible? In most U.S….
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law school ethics curriculum

IU Maurer Receives $1 Million Donation For Ethics Curriculum

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism firmly believes that professionalism education begins in law school. Stephen Burns, 1968 IU Maurer graduate and former CEO of Wheaton Van Lines, shares the same mindset. Earlier this month, the IU alum donated $1 million…
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