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LAP 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.

Justice O’Brien has served on the Third District Appellate since 2003.  O’Brien is a former state legislator and is currently the Chairman of the Board at AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

LAP is hitting the ground running and ready to see what we can accomplish under Justice O’Brien’s leadership. “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.

Making Lawyers Who Lead

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of a leader. John Maxwell. Featured in IICLE Flashpoints Practice Management. Leadership development starts with cultivating a growth mindset, and narrowing down to the gritty questions that often prove difficult to address. Cultivating an appreciation for a different model of success that embraces what we all bring to the table, and developing a growth mindset – this article prompts individual exploration into leadership development to continually make changes in our lives for the betterment of the legal industry.

Justice never sleeps - but what if the judge does?

LAP’s services go beyond addiction and mental health resources. Featured in this article, referrals or concerns about colleagues are welcome and always 100% confidential. It is not unprecedented for a Judge’s performance to affect a trial. This article highlights two recent cases where lawyers were compelled to report Judicial behavior to protect their trial.

Shattering the Silence, Overcoming the Stigma

Robin Belleau comments on reducing stigma and enhancing career satisfaction. Excellent reminder of the importance of well-being and LAP’s important role supporting the Illinois legal community.