There are as many different paths to a career in law as there are first-year associates — and according to our 2019 Associate Pay Survey, there are a lot of those starting out their legal lives in Chicago.
Here are a few facts and figures from Chicago Lawyer magazine's 2019 Associate Pay Survey. Read the stories of three new first-years and then download the full survey.
Lawyers are always keeping an eye out for their clients. But what about when the lawyers need to look out for themselves, or when their colleagues need to be mindful of each other? We spoke to experts, practitioners and insurers to explore a few timely and ever-evolving topics related to an attorney’s need to stay vigilant and protect his or her practice.
Professor Margit Livingston is the director of DePaul College of Law’s Center for Animal Law. One of the center’s main efforts is to examine policies regarding how humans treat and interact with animals on the local, state, federal and international levels.
Since 2013, Steptoe & Johnson partner Anthony G. Hopp has volunteered with the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing — an advocacy group and pro bono law firm that aims to keep their clients someplace warm and secure. Hopp said the satisfaction of knowing he can navigate the legal system for someone who is in need is extremely beneficial.
As managing partner of Tressler’s flagship office located in Chicago, Todd Schenk had a very simple edict when it came to moving the firm to its new 61st floor home in Willis Tower: to have the "coolest law firm space in the city if we can have it with our budget."
Women in Law 2018Chicago Lawyer is proud to present the 2018 Women in Law special section.