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:

Do Unto Others: Making Pro Bono Work Remotely

(Live Webcast Seminar)
October 22, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Members Free | $25 Nonmember
0.75 IL MCLE Credit
Discussion of how pro bono matters are being handled remotely, making virtual community contributions and creating complimentary content for the legal profession via social media.
Click here to register or call 312-554-2056.

Individual Career Counseling Sessions for CBA Members

(Remote Sessions via Zoom)
October 2020 | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary for Members
20-minutes time slots by reservation only.
Stay tuned for registration

Career Conversations and Coffee

(Live Webcast Q & A Career Session)
November 11, 2020 | 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Members Free | $15 Nonmember
Grab a cup of joe and join CBA Career Advancement Program’s featured career counselor, Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd., for a conference call drop-in session on career development and job search issues. Listen in or join the conversation, ask your questions, join for a few minutes or for the whole time.
Click here to register or call 312-554-2056.