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 2020 member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Follow Kathy at @LawyerCounselor.

Upcoming CAP Events:
Job Searching in the Time of Coronavirus
March 31, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
If you’ve lost your job and must start searching for a new one in this new era, are working from home and want to use time you would have been commuting to start the job search process, or are in the middle of a search and wonder how to keep it going amid the new constraints of social distancing tune into this program.
0.75 IL MCLE Credit
$0 Member | $25 Nonmember
Register here.
The Ethics and Dynamics of Litigation - Postponed
March 31, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Are you an introvert caught in litigation dynamics you dislike, or a hard-charging trial lawyer tired of dealing with reticent opposing counsel?  Before you contemplate a career change, come hear about ways to work ethically and effectively to fit your personality...and enjoy your career in litigation. 
0.75 IL MCLE Credit
$0 Member | $25 Nonmember

Career Conversations & Coffee
April 9, 2020
The Chicago Bar Association
Drop-in session on career development and job search issues. Stop by, join the conversation, ask your questions, stay a few minutes or for the whole time. Free for CBA members.

One-on-One Career Counseling Sessions with Kathy Morris (Remote via Phone or Facetime)
April 21| 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association
Members Only, Complimentary
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