Experts explain how digitization and the economy have caused an uptick in law libraries weeding out low- and no-use books, replacing storage space with computer and group work spaces.
While once upon a time such spaces would have been reserved for the highly sought-after corner offices of high-ranking partners, they’re instead being put to a different use today.
In the years since the real estate crash of 2007, young real estate lawyers have had to build careers in a changing marketplace. And downtown law firms are now dealing with the decreased flow of new lawyers — both across the board and in real estate.
Lara Wagner is the founder and sole practitioner of The Law Offices of Lara Wagner, a firm helping to represent Chicago's immigrant community and founded through the Justice Entrepreneurs Project, a Chicago Bar Foundation-led incubator designed to help recent law school grads establish their own firms.
For many law firms, growth dictates the move from one office space to another, larger one. In the case of Grund & Leavitt, it’s the office space that dictates the firm’s growth. That dynamic is attributed to the sheer uniqueness of the family law firm’s 812 N. Dearborn St. office: It comprises all four floors of a Gilded Age mansion and official Chicago historical landmark.
Chuhak & Tecson principal Eileen Sethna chaired this year’s Heart of Mercy Ball held Nov. 12 at the Hilton Chicago. The yearly event is a fundraiser for Misericordia, a Chicago nonprofit that offers an array of services for people with mild to profound developmental disabilities.
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