Looking at the median verdicts over the last decade show that, high-figure statistical blips aside, the bulk of the verdicts are churning out consistently at a lower level. So what’s a plaintiff’s lawyer to do? Reach for the big-dollar wins or build a practice through more consistent work that brings in lower figures?
Much like the property, auto and life insurance that most of us are familiar with, cyber insurance can shield companies of all sizes from financial ruin following a hacker breach. On an increasingly computerized planet, that is an issue that will become bigger before it will go away — hence the need for attorneys to educate their clients, big and small, on how to protect themselves.
For the last decade, L. Kate Mitchell has advocated for the health of people for whom access to care doesn’t come easily. For the last year, her life’s work has brought her to the Health Justice Project clinic at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Morgan Lewis encourages its attorneys to donate at least 20 hours to pro bono work annually in an effort to give back to their communities. James Looby blew past that twentyfold on one case against the Illinois Department of Human Services for its attempt to terminate the Medicaid benefits for nine adults with developmental disabilities.
If not for a timely opportunity to capitalize on getting a much-needed face-lift, the American Bar Association’s flagship office would still look as it has since the ABA moved into 321 N. Clark St. at Riverfront Plaza 14 years ago.
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