More than ever before, corporate legal departments are being viewed as strategic partners by the C-suite. The growth of complex legal and regulatory challenges coupled with increased cyber and data privacy risks have made the counsel from in-house legal teams central to business decisions.
The presidents of bar associations find themselves in the special position of not only having to provide development opportunities and guidance to members, but shaping the legal profession across the state. So why would an attorney or judge spend time, energy and resources just to take on more responsibility?
Founded 74 years after its parent organization The Chicago Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Foundation’s primary focus has been to help ensure that the justice system is accessible and fair even to people who can’t afford proper legal representation. The past 70 years have seen efforts from untold thousands of local attorneys who have donated time and money, but there’s still so much work to be done.
When Kristen Jones became diversity chair at Goldberg Kohn, she and the firm decided they wanted to do an impact project to make a difference in the Chicago area — but she didn’t realize just how big of an impact she and the others would make.
When the Lavelle Law's Chicago office moved to 180 N. LaSalle in 2014, it filled up quickly. They chose 141 W. Jackson to support future growth in part because it was very close to the conveniences and amenities they got used to in their previous space.
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