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Article authored by Neil Johnson, originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of the CBA Record Facebook’s mantra, “move fast, break things,” mirrors the current technology industry’s treatment of personal data: collect first and disclose later (if at all)… Click here to continue reading the article.…
Article Authored by Jennifer E. Byrne with contributions from Brittany Kaplan and Tiffani Mims, originally published in the July/August Issue of the CBA Record After The Chicago Bar Association hosted its first annual Working Women’s Legal Summit on International Women’s Day earlier this year, CBA members were inspired to examine gender diversity and unequal pay in the legal profession and to leverage members’ talents to improve outcomes for working women… Click here to continue reading
The YLS’ annual boat cruise social is fast approaching and it’s time to get your tickets! Make the most of the remaining days of summer and join the YLS for an evening of drinks, music and mingling on Thursday, August 15 at our annual boat cruise!   The cruise will take place aboard the Anita Dee Yacht and will set sail from DuSable Harbor from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Boarding will begin at 6:30pm at DuSable Harbor (located…
Article authored by Octavio Duran, originally published in the July/August 2019 issue of the CBA Record It’s no secret that young lawyers receive continuous pressure at work, which comes in many forms, such as filling many hours, or bringing in business for the firm… Click here to continue reading the article and find out more about Octavio’s plans for the coming year.  …
The July/August 2019 issue of the CBA Record is now available online! This issue is the first of the 2019-2020 bar year, and features welcome messages from both CBA President Jesse Ruiz and YLS Chair Octavio Duran. Click here to read it now! Featured articles include: The Balanced Lawyer: More Than Just Work-Life Balance, by Octavio Duran Ask for Permission, Not Forgiveness: Employment Aspects of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, by Neil Johnson Report from
by Grace Haerr, Content Marketing Specialist, IXSolutions Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) have been on a roller coaster the past five years. Some laws and regulations have limited the types of HRAs that an employer can offer whereas other laws and regulations have created new HRA options for employers to offer. Below is a summary of the types of HRAs employers can offer to employees. As a result of regulations supplementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers…
Many moons ago, when I was a junior level associate at a public relations firm, I learned that I could create an entire legal marketing career just in submitting survey and award nominations. Over the years, it seems as though “best of,” “top” and “super” lawyer contests have multiplied like Gremlins, leaving lawyers and legal marketers scrambling to not only make deadlines, but also to ensure the selection process for nominees doesn’t cross any of…
Seriously, bar associations have a lot of stuff.  No matter how unique bars may be, I know there is a shared  struggle to get a lot of information out to members, leadership, the public, and other key audiences all at the same time.  When I served as the Director of Communications for the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), one of the biggest challenges the communications team faced was consistently competing with ourselves — marketing myriad…
The YLS is proud to announce that the Section took home the following ABA Young Lawyers Division Awards of Achievement in our division during the 2018-19 bar year, under the leadership of Brandon Peck: – 1st Place Service to the Bar Project for the Building Your Network Law Student Mentoring Program – 1st Place Service to the Public Project for the CBA Law & Debate Club – 1st Place Diversity Project for the Working Women’s…
Post authored by Tisha Delgado, brought to you by CourtFiling.net Legal professionals have been eFiling now for a little over a year and one of their frequently asked question is: “how can we access the eFiled documents online?” The ability to view documents online for quick access and search for court records in other jurisdictions are just a few of the benefits of online access to your case documents. When the Illinois Supreme Court first