Get called to jury duty less often, and get paid more if you get picked? It sounds good if you’re a juror. But not all lawyers are convinced Illinois’ new civil trial system — slicing juries from 12 to six people — is all it’s touted to be. With concerns over diversity, cost and unpredictability, some are worried the new numbers game could drastically reshape civil litigation.
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How does a lawyer get to $2 billion in settlements? One plaintiff at a time. Or, in Peter J. Flowers’ case, one group of clients at a time. The St. Charles attorney has a blossoming career in multi-plaintiff litigation, finding paths to success in big cases while developing strong personal bonds with the people he represents.
For the dozens who gather at a monthly tech-focused networking event in Chicago, the legal industry is ripe for disruption. A series of quick presentations shows the many ways technology could change the business of law: Automated contract review. Better e-discovery. A radically redesigned firm structure. If the future’s not here, it might be next month.
Lyndsay A. Markley represents plaintiffs in lawsuits involving injuries and deaths in cases that have included medical negligence, sexual abuse, defective products, automobile crashes and trucking collisions. She opened The Law Office of Lyndsay A. Markley in February 2014 and previously was a shareholder at another law firm.
If I go outside right now and engage another guy in a war of words that escalates into punches, we’re both going to jail and facing assault and battery charges. If you do it on the ice of the United Center, where you’re paid to play professional hockey, you’re a hero taking center stage in one of the most adrenaline-pumping events — for both the players and the fans — in all of sports.
It is hard to believe that it has been five years and 55 columns since we began in April 2010. We have covered numerous topics dealing with the business of law, have had a lot of fun and learned so much.
The loft-style office of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project looks less like a conventional law firm and more like a small tech startup. The main area consists of rows of desks separated only by frosted partitions with phone and laptop chargers jutting through them from the floor.
CLE Guide — Spring 2015Law Bulletin Publishing Company is proud to present the 2015 Spring Continuing Legal Education Guide.
Year in Review 2014
Our Year in Review 2014 takes a look back on some highlights of the past year.
40 Attorneys Under Forty
For the last 15 years, the 40 Under Forty Committee at Law Bulletin Publishing Company sifts through piles of nominations to select 40 of the most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois. This publication is the result of this work.
40 Attorneys Under Forty Hall of FamePresenting the 40 Attorneys Under Forty Hall of Fame class of 2014.