A new, interactive glossary from the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) translates complex legal terms into plain language that it says courts should use when communicating with the public.
The glossary rephrases 46 terms into simpler language that is more transparent and easier to understand. Examples include:

  • Using “amount claimed,” not “ad damnum”
  • Using

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice is requesting public comment on standardized eviction answer forms meant to help self-represented litigants respond to an Eviction Complaint.
The “Eviction Answer, Defenses, and Counterclaims” form suite includes the forms “Getting Started Responding to an Eviction Complaint,” “How to Respond to an Eviction Complaint,”

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Timothy S. Tomasik is a founding member of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC., a Chicago-based personal injury firm. His primary practice area is plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, trucking litigation, and transportation. Before his personal injury

Soft skills are the hard skills. Professor, author, and leadership researcher Brené Brown recently made this point in her “Dare to Lead” podcast.
Brown, who has worked with organizations ranging from the U.S. military to Pixar and IBM, said that if people are asked to choose a course on learning PowerPoint skills or on having

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that Commission Vice-Chair John K. Kim has been recognized as a 2022 Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Rising Star. The award was presented at the 2022 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference on October 18.
The MCCA Rising Stars is an annual list of “attorneys to watch”

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Radhika Lohia of Forde & O’Meara LLP in Chicago has been a litigator for the entirety of her career. Her work includes complex commercial cases involving contracts, business disputes, consumer fraud actions, and insurance defense cases in