The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce the speaker talks for the 2023 Future Is Now: Legal Services conference. The Future Is Now will be held virtually from 12 – 4:20 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April
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Why ChatGPT Matters for the Future of Legal Services
Like many, I came to Chicago for the 2023 ABA TechShow knowing that ChatGPT was going to be a buzzword in the hallways, sessions, and panels. That was no surprise as it has been trending (including in legal tech circles)…
Early Bird Registration Ends 3/15 for 2023 Future Is Now: Legal Services Conference
The opportunity to register for the Future Is Now: Legal Services conference at a discounted rate is ending soon.
Wednesday, March 15, is the final day to purchase tickets at the early bird rate of $30 per ticket. The price…
Illinois Supreme Court Announces Rule Changes for Illinois Attorney Fees
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis recently announced amendments to Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct 1.5, titled “Fees,” and 1.15, titled “General Duties Regarding Safekeeping Property.”
The amendments to the rule officially recognize the common types of fee…
Creating Psychological Safety to Improve Feedback at Your Law Firm
The Commission on Professionalism recently delivered our Courthouse Professionalism Training for the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Sixth Municipal District in Markham Courthouse.
The exercise allows courthouse personnel to experience their courthouse from the perspective of court users, encouraging them to…
Lawyer Spotlight: Marcia Meis, AOIC
In honor of Women’s History Month, this Lawyer Spotlight series highlights a remarkable woman who plays a significant leadership role in the administration of justice in Illinois.
Marcia M. Meis serves as the State Court Administrator and Director of the…
DuPage County Attorney Azam Nizamuddin Appointed to the Commission on Professionalism
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that the Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Azam Nizamuddin to serve as a Commissioner on the Commission on Professionalism.
Additionally, Heather Kroencke, Kathleen Pine, and Trisha Rich have been…
Meet the Black Women Leading Illinois Law Schools
At a time when the legal profession is struggling to become more inclusive and innovative, four of Illinois’ nine law schools are led by Black women. Their dynamic paths and approaches to leadership demonstrate how legal organizations can better reflect…
4 Professionalism Takeaways from the ABA Midyear Meeting
Professionalism issues were at the forefront of the American Bar Association’s 2023 (ABA) Midyear Meeting, which took place earlier this month in New Orleans.
More than 30 resolutions were considered, covering a myriad of topics from condemning antisemitism to guidelines…
Lawyer Spotlight: Laurie Mikva
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Our Lawyer Spotlight series highlights Illinois lawyers who are demonstrating the ideals of professionalism in their daily lives.
Laurie Mikva is a clinical professor and the Director of the Tenant Advocacy Clinic at…