Category: Firm Culture

How a Judge Created Community for Court Workers

June 12, 2023

Keeping employees engaged and boosting morale was a challenge for law firms and legal organizations during the pandemic. But not for Northern District of Illinois Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, who oversees Chicago and Rockford federal court workers. The chief judge was less than a year into her role when the pandemic hit. She started sending daily emails to staff about workplace infections in the courthouse. Initially, Judge Pallmeyer’s goal was to keep staff informed about what was...

Why Are CEOs Going Silent on National Tragedies?

March 20, 2023

Nearly three years ago, the murder of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed sparked a national conversation on racism. Law firm and business leaders who had never publicly discussed social or racial justice issues were speaking out.

Many law firm leaders issued public statements denouncing racism...