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:

The Nuts and Bolts of Nuanced Job Searching
October 17, 2019 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association (In-Person) | Live Webcast at
Members Free
As lawyers, we’re smart, articulate, and trained to advocate for clients. But when we “represent ourselves” in a job search, we often lapse into being informational rather than persuasive, repetitive rather than creative, and task-heavy rather than outcome- oriented. Longtime Legal Career Advisor Kathy Morris will illustrate with practical, concrete examples, how to enliven and enhance your approach to differentiating yourself well for a higher-quality job search.
Register online or call 312-554-2056.
One-on-One Career Counseling Sessions with Kathy Morris
October 23, 2019 | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association
Members Only, Complimentary
Schedule a 20-minute appointment

Career Coffee and Conversation
November 7, 2019 | 12:00-1:30 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association
Members Only, Complimentary
Kathy Morris will lead an in-person, drop-in session on career development and job search issues. Stop by, listen in or join the conversation, ask your questions, stay a few minutes or stay the whole time.
RSVP Online