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 and on demand programs. 
  • 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:

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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, a 2023 member of the Forbes Coaches Council, the inaugural  leader of its worldwide Women Coaches Group, and now serves as the first Member Leader Emerita.

Follow Kathy on Twitter at @LawyerCounselor.
Upcoming CAP Events:

Individual Career Counseling Sessions
Speak with CBA Featured Career Counselor Kathy Morris over Zoom on a variety of topics from resumes and cover letters to salary negotiation and retirement
readiness. All sessions are 20 minutes and you must be a CBA member.

December 7, 2023 - Click here to register

Upcoming Career Programs

Lawyer Career Reinventions

January 24, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register here
Whether you are thinking about changing practice areas, sectors, size of workplace, or  your legal career, altogether, during this hour you’ll hear from attorneys who have done just that. Make it a happy new year with the work and work life you want. Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd., the featured career counselor of the CBA Career Advancement Program, will moderate a panel composed of Chicago attorney reinventors who will focus on the why/when/what/where/how of changing your career to better suit you in 2024 and beyond.                 


On Demand Career Programs
Click here to see a list of upcoming and on demand career meetings and seminars.
Topics include:
-Not-to-Miss FAQ Career Session
-Upskilling for Lawyers
- Job Search Starters
- Diversifying Your Work Week
- Using Your JD in Non-Practice Ways
- Interviewing During and Beyond the Pandemic 
-The Personality Science of Lawyer Mistakes
- and many more!