As work in the courtrooms started to creep back to prepandemic levels, so has the data in the annual Jury Verdict Reporter’s Settlements Report.
What’s an attorney do after earning the largest jury verdict award in Illinois history for an individual plaintiff?
Despite court business slowly humming back to pre-pandemic levels, the natural inclination is to believe settlements would start rolling in. The old adage is deadlines spur action. And in the case of medical malpractice cases, a trial date is that deadline.
I have wanted to do a program about diversity, equity and inclusion in the financial services industry for many years. It’s a powerful and influential industry. It’s also an area where the legal profession, one of the least diverse professions in the United States, is particularly lacking in diversity. I feared such a program had the potential to be little more than a gripe session leading to no constructive progress.
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is active in law school professionalism orientations at the beginning of each school year. During these orientations, we ask students to reflect on the professional identity they want to create during law school and throughout their legal careers.
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