Join us for this opportunity to hear from distinguished members who have conducted successful campaigns for the ISBA’s highest offices. Learn from their experiences and gain insight about what works and what does not work in campaigns.
Don’t miss this online seminar that gives you the practice management tips you need to run your law firm efficiently. Learn how a new practice management system might better automate your office’s workflow, the benefits and challenges of moving to a new system, how to build the all-star team you need to run a successful practice, how to screen potential employees, and much more!
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the appointment of Ruth Isabel Gudino as an At- Large Cook County Circuit Judge.
Ms. Gudino was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Cara LeFevour Smith. She will be sworn-in on October 15, 2021, and her term will conclude December 5, 2022, following the November 2022 general election.
Back by popular demand! Don’t miss the 9th Annual Minority Bar CLE Conference that offers you the guidance and information you need on a number of practice areas as we tackle hot topic issues, including: areas that were impacted by the 2020 pandemic, what the “return to normal” will look like, and what will be forever changed.
An emerging reality of the #MeToo era is the increased likelihood that you may have a client who will disclose sexual abuse. Attorneys have a duty to react thoughtfully and understand how to counsel a client who shares such sensitive information, write Caitlin K. Cervenka & Christine M. Crow in their October Illinois Bar Journal article, “Lawyering in the #MeToo Era.”
The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Office of Statewide Pretrial Services hosts the 2nd Circuit Stakeholders Meeting on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and also at noon to 1:30 p.m. The 2nd Circuit is made up of Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties.
The Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyer Finder Service provides referrals to local lawyers Mondays through Fridays. The Service makes referrals in a number of areas of law. For the month of September, 2021, ISBA helped 1,040 people in need of legal services find lawyers.
For the Illinois Bar Journal’s October cover story, the IBJ reached out to several ISBA members who’ve experienced threatening situations at the office and home. They shared their stories, how they reacted at the time, and what they’ve done since then to protect themselves, their families, and staff.
Should you negotiation with video or just on the phone? When should you go back-and-forth via email or send a written offer? Why not just do the entire negotiation in person, face-to-face? How you interact in negotiations has a direct and immediate impact on your results.