Law firms are traditionally conservative and slow adapters by nature when it comes to designing their offices. But, with the increased need to differentiate itself in recruitment of veteran and incoming associates just out of law school, firms are taking more chances, according to Chicago Lawyer's 2019 Firm Office Spaces survey.
Two cases demonstrate how the Illinois Condominium Property Act expects community associations to balance free speech rights of unit owners against the associations’ duty to protect other people in the association. For now, the 1st District Appellate Court has refused to dismiss First Amendment claims brought by unit owners under Section 18(h) of the law against association boards.
Most days don’t demand as much attention from Reed Smith associate Anthony Todd’s side gig as a food writer. But since graduating from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, he’s balanced his white-collar criminal defense practice with his food writing — the latter actually came first.
Three Nixon Peabody attorneys in Chicago were recently honored for their work representing transgender clients who challenged Iowa’s ban on Medicaid reimbursement for gender affirming surgical procedures. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa selected Seth A. Horvath, F. Thomas Hecht and Tina B. Solis as recipients of the Dan Johnston Cooperating Attorney Award.
Most of the time Jill Webb can be found at her Chicago law firm working long hours on personal injury cases.But her passion for helping others doesn’t stop there. Webb, principal attorney at Jill M. Webb LLC, spends much of her free time volunteering with World Bicycle Relief — both in Chicago attending fundraising events and in rural Africa delivering bikes.
In May 2018, Williams Montgomery & John moved up seven floors in Willis Tower to the 68th floor. Founding partner C. Barry Montgomery appreciated Willis Tower’s proposition to keep the firm in the building’s fold, even though the move significantly cut into the firm’s overall square footage. But that was always the plan, according to Montgomery.
Women in Law July 2019Chicago Lawyer is proud to present the July 2019 Women in Law special section.