About Kathy Morris
Career Advancement Program Featuring Kathy
Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd.
Kathy Morris is the featured career counselor at the center of the
Chicago Bar Association's multi-dimensional Career Advancement Program
After handling criminal cases in courtrooms from Massachusetts to
Hawaii and directing the Career Services office at Northwestern Law
School, where she also was a faculty member over the years teaching
legal ethics, Kathy opened Under Advisement, Ltd. in 1988 to help
lawyers and law students find jobs and enjoy satisfying careers. She also created a Career Resource Center for the ABA in 2000
and the ABA Legal Career Central in 2015.
Kathy is also an innovator in attorney professional development.
She founded the Chicago Law Firm Training Consortium and was a charter
Board Member of the Professional Development Consortium. She has worked
inside law firms, blazing trails in director and chief hiring and
training officer roles at Katten Muchin, Gardner Carton (now Drinker
Biddle), and most recently Sidley Austin.
After enjoying a year-long sabbatical in 2012, Kathy is happily running
Under Advisement full time guiding legal workplaces, law schools, law
students, and lawyers and conducting what she calls Inplacement as well
as Outplacement. She is a frequent speaker, program moderator, and
author on legal career issues, and she answers new career questions on
Mondays on her Career Corner blog on the Under Advisement website at www.underadvisement.com.
Kathy also tweets weekdays @LawyerCounselor.
Another of Kathy's ongoing impact projects is the Legal Profession PREP
CLASS, designed to draw law schools and the practicing bar into
conversation, through a survey for all walks of lawyers, on law school
graduates' still needed practice readiness skills.
Kathy received her JD in 1975 from Northeastern Law School in Boston and
her BA with Honors in 1971 from the University of Michigan.