Career Advancement Program

The Career Advancement Program (CAP) is designed to help members of all experience levels and backgrounds move forward in their careers. This special program features longtime Chicago lawyer and career advancement professional Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd. Kathy has been helping lawyers of all skill levels and practice areas navigate the Chicago legal job market for decades. 

The CAP program provides:
  • Complimentary and low cost in-person and webcast seminars. See calendar of events for upcoming seminars or watch an on-demand webcast.
  • Complimentary one-on-one career counseling sessions at the CBA.
  • Helpful on-demand videos on the CBA's YouTube Channel.
  • Special programming at the CBA's annual membership week in May.


About Kathy:


Kathy Morris

Kathy Morris is the featured career counselor at the center of the Chicago Bar Association’s multi-dimensional Career Advancement Program (CAP).

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, most recently creating a nationwide lawyer training platform for Sidley. She founded the Chicago Law Firm Training Consortium and was a charter Board Member of the Professional Development Consortium. She is a frequent speaker, author, and a 2019 member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Follow Kathy at @LawyerCounselor.

Upcoming CAP Events:

Make Your Background Sing: Hitting the Right Notes to Stand Out through Your Resume, Bio, and LinkedIn Profile
May 14, 2019 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association (In-Person) | Live Webcast at
Members Free
Why do some resumes attract attention in a job search and others don’t? Should your bio and LinkedIn profile harmonize with your resume or do less/more/something different? Bring your resume to this special Member Appreciation Week CBA Career Advancement Program and vie for a complimentary follow up resume review by our always in tune presenter and featured legal career counselor, Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd. and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Or just attend this upbeat session and take note of the tips to make your background sing. 
Register online or call 312-554-2056.
Ask Our Career Counselor (during Membership Appreciation Week)
May 15, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association
Members Only, Complimentary
Schedule a 10-minute appointment