Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program

LAP Welcomes Incoming President Justice Mary K. O'Brien

Sworn in at the LAP Annual Dinner, LAP is proud to introduce our community to incoming President Justice Mary K. O’Brien. Justice O’Brien has served on the LAP Board of Directors for three years, including serving as the Board of Directors Treasurer.

“LAP has made great strides in increasing awareness and access to services for lawyers and law students. I hope to build on that success by strengthening relationships with judges” said O’Brien.

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LAP New Year Yoga and Mindfulness – Stress Reduction for Lawyers

>>Friday, January 11, 2019

Earn 1.0 PR MCLE Credit and find balance in your life through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. We will introduce you to the practice of yoga with poses designed to build strength, stability and flexibility, while creating an overall sense of calm and balance.

The class is geared for anyone who finds their mind racing in a thousand different directions at once, or is unable to focus and concentrate on matters at hand. Come and get present with us.

***Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat or towel.***

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Professional Responsibility Changes

The Illinois Supreme Court has amended the Illinois rule regarding the professional responsibility minimum continuing legal education requirement, Rule 794(d).  The Rule will still require Illinois lawyers to complete 6 hours of professional responsibility CLE every reporting period, but, effective July 1, 2017, of those 5 hours, one hour must be devoted to diversity and inclusion, and one hour must be devoted to mental health and substance abuse.

You can read the Court’s press release here and the revised Rule here.

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