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Mentoring relationships play a crucial role in the professional development of lawyers, providing guidance, support, and substantive learning for the next generation. Yet, mentors and mentees alike struggle to prioritize such professional development in today’s fast-paced legal profession. Enter generative artificial intelligence (genAI), a groundbreaking tool that has the potential to transform mentoring relationships for

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis leads Loyola University Chicago School of Law students in the Pledge of Professionalism
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that, for the 17th year, it has collaborated with Illinois law schools to facilitate professionalism orientations for incoming 1Ls. All nine Illinois law

Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission Executive Director John Lupton speaks at the grand opening of the Learning Center (Photo Credit: Illinois Supreme Court)
The Illinois Supreme Court Learning Center opened its doors to the public in a grand opening program on September 20, 2023, where Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis and Supreme

The Illinois Supreme Court announced today that it has appointed Lea S. Gutierrez as the new Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), the organization responsible for the registration and discipline of Illinois lawyers. Gutierrez’s appointment is effective October 23, 2023.
In this role, Gutierrez will serve as the organization’s principal executive officer

The Illinois Supreme Court has officially found that operational challenges in Illinois circuit courts will necessitate remote pretrial hearings to comply with the pretrial release provisions of the SAFE-T Act, according to an Order issued in late August.
The Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act, which provides reforms to various aspects of the criminal

Our Lawyer Spotlight series highlights Illinois lawyers who are demonstrating the ideals of professionalism in their daily lives.
Jesse Hodierne is a managing attorney at Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. in Rockford. He currently supervises attorneys practicing in public benefits, housing, domestic violence, and many other areas.
Jesse received a J.D. from Southern Illinois University