For more than 3 million Illinoisans, their past still haunts them. They made a mistake — perhaps many mistakes — that left them with a criminal record. Now, those actions keep them from finding jobs, housing or other assistance that could get them back on track. They need legal help — help a coalition of law firms is working to provide through a novel pro bono effort.
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Litigators work. Clients pay them. That’s how big-ticket corporate lawsuits have always worked. But litigation finance firms like Longford Capital are adding a new variable to the equation. They’ll foot a company’s litigation bill if law firms take on some risk — and the company agrees to cut the investors a hefty slice of the verdict or settlement pie.
A decade and a half ago, a group of women in the legal field wanted to show how crucial they were to the community. Their realization? Power comes through volunteering.
Neal Gerber Eisenberg partner Jonathan Quinn has found plenty of success in the courtroom. But he also finds great satisfaction in helping public-service organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League and Equip for Equality.
Doug Prochnow is a partner in the litigation department of Edwards Wildman. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and health-care-related claims, financial disputes, indemnity actions, insurance and reinsurance disputes, professional negligence matters, toxic torts and product-liability suits.
What does it mean to be proactive as a lawyer? What ways can lawyers be proactive for their clients? Watch husband-and-wife attorneys Christina L. Martini and David G. Susler talk more about this topic with the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw.
I’m a busy person. Just like you. There are some days that move at such a fast pace that it feels like only three hours have gone by. But mentally and physically, I know it’s been a long day.
For most businesses, having an office in the Willis Tower has several positives. But for Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, there was one rather significant problem with the tower: the sheer size of the floor plan.
The Far North Side is one of those areas considered “far away” by many people — annoying to visit, especially on a traffic-heavy Saturday afternoon. It’s too bad for those who don’t come north to explore this part of the city.
My love for street food began while traveling throughout Japan. Chicago-style hot dogs, cheesesteaks from Philly, NYC slices, falafels in Jerusalem, Santorini gyros, funnel cakes at the state fair and my ultimate favorite — my street food of street foods — Japanese ramen noodles.
Corporate Counsel 2014A variety of experts weigh in on topics in the corporate sector ranging from foreign patents and employment disputes to digital evidence and the Hobby Lobby decision.
Legal Technology Update 2014This year's Legal Technology Update features our survey on e-discovery. Now in its seventh year, the survey highlights trends in technology services and use at Chicago law firms.
CLE Guide Spring 2014Law Bulletin Publishing Company is proud to present the Spring 2014 edition of the Midwest CLE Guide.