Upcoming Panel Advocating Civility

civility panelIs civility an issue in the legal profession? Discipline roundups may sanction the extreme, but where should legal professionals draw the line on less flagrant breaches of professionalism?

According to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s 2014 Survey on Professionalism, more than 85% of respondents reported experiencing some instances of uncivil or unprofessional behavior within the past six months.

Due to this perceived lack of incivility, legal professionals are gathering together to formulate a strategy to combat these professionalism issues.

This Friday, November 13, 2015, The ABA Section of Litigation in partnership with The Woman Advocate, Women in Insurance Networking, Women in Products Liability, and the ABA Women Rainmakers is hosting a panel discussion at the 2015 Women of the Section of Litigation Conference addressing these and many more concerns facing the profession.

Corinne B. Jones of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP will be moderating this conversation held by panelists Nate Cade of Cade Law LLC, Mary Robinson of Robinson Law Group LLC, Michelle Silverthorn of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, and Melvin F. Wright of North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.

The panel will be held at the Swissotel in Chicago at 3:30pm. Registration is still open for the Plenary Session.

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Erika Kubik

Erika Kubik

Former Communications Specialist at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
Erika is the former Communications Specialist for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She successfully developed strategies to increase 2Civility’s social presence across channels. As a recent graduate of Bradley University, Erika received her Bachelor of Arts studying Public Relations and Social Media Marketing where her passion for writing and brand development took flight. Outside of the office, Erika works to develop her own personal brand as she takes on Chicago for the first time having grown up just outside of the Greater St. Louis area. Though she may not be accustomed to the deep dish pizza as a Celiac, she has found the Windy City to be quite accommodating to her active lifestyle as a runner and fitness fanatic.
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