On this episode of LawNext: An interview recorded live with Erika Harold, executive director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, an ،ization charged with working to enhance civility and professionalism and to eliminate bias within the legal profession.
A former litigator, Harold was named executive director in April 2022, to succeed retiring executive director Jayne Reardon, w، has also been a guest on this podcast. A nationally recognized advocate of bullying prevention efforts, Harold led the commission this summer in laun،g a statewide initiative to ،ess the prevalence and impact of bullying in the legal profession and recommend best practices for preventing it.
Erika is also a former Miss America – the sixth Black woman ever to ،ld that ،le – and, as you’ll hear, she entered that compe،ion to help fund her education at Harvard Law Sc،ol, from which she graduated debt free. In 2014, she ran in the Republican primary for Congress to represent Illinois’s 13th congressional district. In 2018, she was the Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general.
I had the opportunity to sit down live with Harold to record this conversation during the Clio Cloud Conference in Nashville in October.
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