About Kathy Morris


Kathy Morris founded Under Advisement, Ltd. in 1988 to assist lawyers in their job searches and to help them manage their careers.

Ms. Morris has been an attorney since 1975. She has tried cases in courtrooms from Hawaii to Massachusetts. In 1985, she became the Director of Placement and Career Counseling for Northwestern University School of Law, and has decades of experience guiding law students, lawyers, and law firms.

In addition, she has directed in-house lawyer training and career development at the national law firms of Katten Muchin & Zavis (now Katten Muchin Rosenman), Gardner, Carton & Douglas (now Drinker Biddle & Reath), and Sidley Austin. She also launched the Chicago Law Firm Training Consortium, composed of over twenty of Chicago’s largest firms and was a charter board member of the national Professional Development Consortium. In 1996, the American Bar Association selected Ms. Morris to head their Continuing Legal Education Center and to maximize the technological delivery of CLE. In 2000, she also created and directed the Career Resource Center of the ABA, publishing three career manuals for lawyers. Her monthly column, “Career Question,” ran in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for over fifteen years.

Expanding the technological reach of Under Advisement, Ltd., adding video counseling to the array of available avenues, Ms. Morris makes job search advice, career counseling, and consulting services for law firms and legal departments accessible, affordable, and effective.

Ms. Morris is also the featured career counselor of the Chicago Bar Association’s multi-faceted Career Advancement Program and the Advisor to the American Bar Association’s Legal Career Central, providing  job search and practice-readiness information. She is the founder of the Legal Profession PREP Class project, an impact initiative to inform law schools of practicing lawyers’ views on skills graduates need to learn in law school in order to be truly work-ready.