Speaker Bio

Jayne is the Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism.

One of her most significant contributions as executive director has been the development of the Commission’s statewide Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, which focuses on activities designed to explore ethics, professionalism, civility, diversity, and wellness in practice settings. In addition, she spearheaded the development of an interactive digital and social media platform that connects constituencies through blogs, social networking sites, and discussion groups. Her previous experience includes working as a trial lawyer, performing committee work on diversity and recruiting issues, and serving as counsel to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Review Board.

A tireless advocate for professionalism, Jayne oversees programs and initiatives to increase the civility and professionalism of attorneys and judges while promoting increased service to the public. A frequent writer and speaker on topics related to the changing practice of law, Jayne asserts that embracing inclusiveness and innovation will ensure that the profession remains relevant and impactful in the future.

Jayne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan Law School. She is active in numerous bar and civic organizations, serving as chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professionalism and a Steering Committee member of the National Lawyer Mentoring Consortium. She is also active in the ABA Consortium of Professionalism Initiatives; Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity; Illinois State Bar Association; Women’s Bar Association of Illinois; and the Chicago Bar Association.