2Civility Blog

The 2Civility Blog is a thought-provoking platform of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. It is a forum that provides the space to dive deeply into key issues impacting the legal profession.

Through the blog, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism advances its mission to promote a culture of civility and inclusion within the following topics: civility, diversity and inclusion, ethics, future law, justice, law school, leadership, legal profession, mentoring, professionalism, technology, and wellness.  These topics demonstrate that the law can be both a rewarding and challenging vocation.

The 2Civility Blog is a tool to think critically about and navigate the straight lines, curves, and detours of the legal profession. Our intent is to foster an open and ongoing dialogue. Don’t delay. Join the 2Civility Blog community and conversation.

Our Commissioner Spotlight series highlights the judges, lawyers, and educators from across Illinois who have been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as our Commissioners.
These individuals are known for their commitment to professionalism and contributions to the bar and their communities.
This Commissioner Spotlight highlights our Chair, John Kim, who counsels on

The rapid evolution of voice cloning and deepfake technologies has introduced new risks and vulnerabilities for the legal profession. Unscrupulous individuals may seek to exploit these tools to impersonate clients or lawyers, gain unauthorized access to privileged information, or even attempt to mislead courts and legal proceedings.
To uphold the integrity of the attorney-client relationship

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce that Chief Counsel Mark C. Palmer has been selected to receive a 2024 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Sociology.
Palmer, a 1999 graduate, was selected among all alums of the Department of Sociology’s Bachelor of Arts program. He

The legal profession is undergoing a seismic shift as generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) tools like ChatGPT go mainstream. From analyzing contracts to outlining trial strategies, generative AI is rapidly changing how lawyers service their clients. But what practical applications and ethical pitfalls should lawyers be prepared for?
At our upcoming Future Is Now: Legal