Archive for November 2018

On November 28, 2018

WHY I VOLUNTEER – What Being Part of LAP Means

WHY I VOLUNTEER – What Being Part of LAP Means Tracy L. Kepler I have received way more out of my involvement with the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program [IL LAP] than I have ever given. I think a little background might help…it all started way back in 2000.  I was a new lawyer at the
On November 27, 2018

The Building Blocks of Resilience: Growth Mindset (Part 3)

The Building Blocks of Resilience: Growth Mindset (Part 3) I wrote in the first two parts of this series about two foundational elements of resilience: grit and mindfulness. Staying power, passionate pursuit of goals, and mindfulness are essential for any lawyer who hopes to find success in the legal practice. Resilience, however, is not only
On November 16, 2018

What is PMBR and does it relate to YOU?

By Christine P. Anderson, Director of Probation and Lawyer Deferral Services, Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Can you believe that over 40% of Illinois solo practitioners do not maintain malpractice insurance?  Can you also believe that more than 77% of Illinois solo practitioners do not have a succession plan for their law practices? A