Whether the use of alternative dispute resolution is beneficial for society, plaintiffs and defendants depends on the case itself and the area of law. However, the trial court system must maintain its teeth in order to uphold the rule of law and others question whether alternative dispute resolution is a pathway for powerful entities to create their own secretive pseudo-justice system.
When The John Marshall Law School opened its doors in 1899, the fledgling market for legal education contained far less than the 235 American law schools that operate today. Roughly 120 years later, the inaugural 1L class of the UIC John Marshall Law School marks the first public law school in Chicago’s legal education market.
The work Sodiqa Williams does as general counsel and vice president of external affairs for the Safer Foundation runs far more deeply than answering emails, reviewing documents and collecting a check – it’s a realization of her life’s work.
During her work day, Neha Tannan focuses her effort on her insurance practice. But on the weekends, the Ford & Britton associate attorney can be found volunteering her time in immigration law at the Indo-American Center in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.
Dentons completed its search for new office space to accommodate its growing needs with a literal 20-story plunge into the future. Although serious consideration was given to moving elsewhere downtown, the firm ultimately decided to maintain its strong roots in the Willis Tower by moving from the 76th to 83rd floors to a newly refurbished home on the 58th to 60th floors.
Women in Law July 2019Chicago Lawyer is proud to present the July 2019 Women in Law special section.