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:


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 2020 member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Follow Kathy at @LawyerCounselor.

Upcoming CAP Events:

Individual Career Counseling Sessions for CBA Members

(Remote Sessions via Zoom)
December session coming soon.
Complimentary for Members
20-minutes time slots by reservation only.
April 20:
April 22:

Using Your JD in Non-Practice Ways

April 27, 2021 | 12:00-2:00 p.m.
1.75 MCLE Credit
CLE Advantage $0/ Member $20 / Non-member  $50
Learn how your JD degree, lawyering skills, background, and interests may translate into a non-practice position.  CBA featured Career Advisor Kathy Morris will provide tips and tactics for reframing and widening your job search to include JD-preferred and non-practice positions. A panel of attorneys will discuss their career paths to non-practice positions. 
Registration opening soon.

On Demand Career Programs
Click here to see a list of upcoming and on demand career meetings and seminars;
Click on "Career Assistance" under Categories