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About Under Advisement

Under Advisement, Ltd. is a premier career advisory service for lawyers, based in Chicago and operating nationwide via technology. Its founding attorney counselor has helped thousands of lawyers and law students since its launch in October of 1988. Under Advisement also provides Inplacement and Outplacement counseling for lawyers and consulting services for law firms, companies, and law schools.

In person, telephone, and online video counseling are continuously available. Career guidance is completely confidential and always personalized. Whether you are contemplating changing jobs within the profession, moving to another field, performing your current job more effectively, or enhancing your workplace, Under Advisement can help. Take a step in the right direction and inquire confidentially here.

 


What lawyers say:

“I was referred to Under Advisement, Ltd. when I was looking for a new direction in my legal career. Kathy Morris helped me focus on what I wanted to do in the law and enabled me to parlay my strengths and career goals into an optimal lateral move.”

“One of the biggest things I gained from my experience consulting with Under Advisement was help in identifying skill sets developed while practicing law and how those would be applicable in settings outside the law.”

 
 

About Kathy Morris

 
 
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FOUNDER

Ms. Morris has been an attorney since 1975. She has tried cases in courtrooms from Hawaii to Massachusetts. In 1985, already a part of the teaching faculty, she was asked to serve as the Director of Placement and Career Counseling for Northwestern University School of Law...beginning decades of experience guiding law schools, law students, lawyers, law firms, and other legal employers.

In addition, Ms. Morris pioneered in-house lawyer training and career development initiatives 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 and was a charter board member of the national Professional Development Consortium. 

In 1996, the American Bar Association selected Ms. Morris to head its Continuing Legal Education Center to maximize the technological delivery of programming. In 2000, she also created and directed the Career Resource Center of the ABA and authored three ABA career manuals for lawyers. In 2015, she was selected to chair the board of the ABA’s then-new, then-named Legal Career Central.

Ms. Morris’ monthly advice column, “Career Question,” ran in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for over fifteen years.  She has been the sole featured career counselor of the Chicago Bar Association’s multi-faceted Career Advancement Program since 2013 and, in 2019, was invited into the membership of the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council. 

Having expanded the reach of Under Advisement, Ltd. by adding video counseling to the array of available options,  Ms. Morris makes job search advice, career counseling, and consulting services for individuals, law firms, legal departments, and law schools accessible, affordable, and effective.

 

Education

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., 1975

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
B.A., 1971

Activities & Affiliations

• Forbes Coaches Council, Member
• Featured Counselor, Chicago Bar
• Career Author and Speaker