We reached out to six managing partners to see what it takes to run the show, asking them about everything from balancing administrative duties with client caseloads to improving pro bono volunteerism while streamlining fee structures.
As lawmakers in Chicago and elsewhere figure out how to regulate drones, another new technology is forcing attorneys to rethink the liability behind a simple car crash. Although driverless cars have not yet hit Illinois streets, the state is prepping for the eventuality, mulling several measures to regulate vehicles that can drive for us.
There aren’t many professions more different than horticulture and the practice of law. Lori Breslauer has done both, and both have connective tissue. Breslauer is the Field Museum’s general counsel, heading a team that handles the legal issues of the museum’s 500 staff members and more than 30 million artifacts.
Percival C. Olsen, a first-year associate in corporate law at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, heard about First Defense Legal Aid through another associate at the firm and joined its volunteer list in October. He’s since helped somewhere between 12 and 20 people who had been arrested in Chicago over 12 volunteer shifts.
Networking is arguably a significant aspect of moving up — or over — in the legal community. Sometimes, the benefits of those personal connections extend far beyond the personal to an entire business. Arnstein & Lehr moved to Polsinelli’s former space at 161 N. Clark St. at the beginning of April, after Polsinelli moved to a new space at 150 N. Riverside Plaza.
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