In This Issue

Getting into a hot seat

Corporate boardrooms haven’t always been the friendliest places for lawyers. Directorships often go to CEOs and other people with business-heavy backgrounds, not ones with J.D.s. Thanks to a changing perspective on the work that general counsels do for other companies, though, these prime positions may soon become more comfortable for attorneys to seek out.

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Priced to move

Alternative-fee arrangements generate a lot of conversation but not a lot of action. At least, that’s what general counsels are seeing. But some law firms are beginning to walk the new-type-of-pricing walk by creating positions for staff focused on making creative billing of clients work in the short- and long-term.

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Lawyers With Style: Kevin Hull

Kevin Hull is the executive director of the Westside Institute for Science and Education, a nonprofit corporation that advances the health and wellness of veterans at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is also an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, teaching legislative drafting.

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Opening Statement: Rauner’s shake-up takes center stage

When Gov. Bruce Rauner campaigned with the “shake up Springfield” theme, there weren’t many ideas — other than a potential tax on business services — that would specifically affect the practice of law.

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Spaces: Siprut P.C.: A State Street (litigation) shop

While sleek and modern by traditional law firm standards, it’s not so much the actual office space of Siprut P.C. that stands out. It’s the firm’s culture in that space. Firm founder Joseph Siprut, the progenitor of the culture, is a striking deviation from expectation himself.

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Zeroing in: Getting set mentally to do important tasks first and foremost

Why is focus important? What are some of the reasons it can be difficult to maintain your focus? Husband-and-wife attorneys Christina L. Martini and David G. Susler talk more about this topic with the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw in this month's Inside Out video.

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How to escape the pizza guy: Looking for home-cooked meal without a hassle? Read on

Working, professional households do not have time to grocery shop, prep and cook healthy dinners on weeknights. And if you, like me, have young children, forget about it. Fresh, healthy, affordable home-cooked weeknight meals are an impracticality, if not an impossibility. Until now.

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