April 30, 2009

Eight O'Clock Call

The Eight O'Clock Call gives Chicago Bar Association members an opportunity to meet judges from various divisions of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The guest judges discuss their particular calls and expectations from lawyers that appear in their courtrooms. The final session for this bar year will be held Friday, May 8 at 8 a.m. in the Robert Clifford CLE Room on the 5th floor of the CBA Building. The series is co-sponsored with the Illinois Judges Association and is free -- coffee and rolls are provided. For more information, contact Jenni Bertolino at 312-554-2031 or jbertolino@chicagobar.org.

April 29, 2009

Successful Summer Tips

Miss our programs on how to have a successful summer? In the meantime, whet your appetite with articles from FindLaw and the ABA. Remember, every day is a continual interviewing process and you can not afford to neglect your networking throughout the summer! The LCS is here all summer so make an appointment to meet with your adviser today!

April 28, 2009

Bar Admission Requirements

It is never to early to begin considering the bar admission requirements, regardless of which jurisdiction in which you plan to seek license. The National Conference of Bar Examiners publishes the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission annually to help you identify admission and application requirements, subject areas tested, and deadlines.

April 27, 2009

You have been referred - now what?

So you've been networking and your contacts have begun to refer you to others in their own networks. What do you do now? This article provides guidance in four easy steps on how to introduce yourself easily, concisely, and spell out for the new contact what you are seeking from them. Happy networking!