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How Well Do You Trust Your Law Firm Partners?

You and your law partner have practiced law together for almost 10 years. You are the partner responsible for filing out and completing the application for the firms’ legal malpractice insurance policy. Every year, Question #4 appears on the application: “[h]as any member of the firm become aware of a past or present circumstance(s) which […]


Need Legal Help? Check Out the Technological Marvel That is Illinois Legal Aid Online – Part 2

One of the speakers at the “The Future is Now” town-hall meeting that I referenced in my April 1, 2016 post was Ronald Staudt. He is the Director of the Center for Access to Justice and Technology at ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Staudt began by explaining that almost 80% of the civil legal […]


Great Litigators Doing What They Do Best at The Goodman Theater

Remember back in the day, when Michael Jordan defied gravity on a regular basis? Watching him at his best was a thrill like no other. He brought countless smiles and of course, multiple championship rings to the Windy City. On April 13, 2016, I felt that thrill. No, I wasn’t watching an old taped basketball […]


The Future Is Now for the Legal Profession – Part 1

On April 6, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism along with the American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, sponsored an event “The Future Is Now”, to bring together lawyers and thought leaders to […]

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Do Lawyers Have a Right to Post Whatever They Want on Social Media?

You enjoy reading other people’s blogs and you decide to start one. You want to share your bird watching activities; and your love of James Bond movies.  You post pretty much every day. You have a few cases where you believe your clients have really messed up. And, you routinely appear before a judge that […]

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Lawyers Need To Be Aware of Unintended Client Relationships

I know it sounds a little weird. How can a lawyer have a relationship with a client that was “unintended?” Who determines whether an attorney-client relationship was formed? Is a handshake enough? Consider the following question and post your answer. Save your comments until after the answer is posted so everyone has a chance. I […]