Aug 31, 2023

Michele Jochner Shares Key Insights As A National Legal Leader Interviewed In Best Lawyers’ 30th Anniversary Edition

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck is pleased to announce that Partner Michele M. Jochner has been featured in an exclusive interview by Best Lawyers on “Perspectives Through the Decades.” In the article, Michele and other national legal thought leaders were invited to mark the 30th Anniversary of The Best Lawyers in America by reflecting on the many changes and challenges in the legal profession over the past three decades and the impact that recognition by Best Lawyers has had on their careers.Since the first issue of Best Lawyers magazine came out in 1983, the legal field has constantly evolved and adapted to changing societal and technological landscapes, with new practice areas being formed to address emerging risks in business, healthcare, and more. Technology has also transformed the practice, including by enabling remote court proceedings unheard of prior to the pandemic. With her recognition in The Best Lawyers in America since 2015 in the practice area of Family Law, Michele offers insights into these fundamental changes and what’s next for the profession. As one example, she shares her experiences as the immediate past chair of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board, during which Michele championed the harnessing of technology for advancing continuing legal education, both by transforming the content of educational offerings into interactive, on-demand experiences, and also using technology to create an innovative transcript systems to streamline credit tracking for attorneys.Additionally, Michele’s recognition by Best Lawyers showcases her exceptional commitment to legal excellence and client service. In the interview, she emphasizes the vital role of reputation, integrity, and client-focused practices in achieving such recognition by her peers.The interview further explores the impact of peer recognition on professional development and the broader legal community. Michele's extensive experience and perspective contribute to the ongoing conversation about the importance of innovation, continuous learning, and ethical practice in the legal field.With an enduring passion for research and writing, Michele is a regular contributor to Best Lawyers publications and online outlets. Her Best Lawyers publications add to her catalogue of more than 200 authored articles featured in publications nationwide. To read the full article visit here.

News and Insights

Jun 11, 2024

How Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Everyone loves a June wedding! When people ask a couple on the brink of their vows how ...
May 20, 2024

Kimberly Cook Returns to Schiller DuCanto & Fleck To Further Expand The Firm's Footprint in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck is excited to welcome home Kimberly A. Cook, who is ...
May 14, 2024

Adam Zebelian Reflects on LAGBAC and Its Role in Advancing LGBTQ+ Rights

Recently, partner Adam Zebelian (president of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association), wrote an ...

Looking for a firm that knows Family Law, inside and out? We're ready to listen.