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Slippery Situation (Settlement Won in a Slip-and-Fall Case)

Premises liability cases, including slip-and-fall accidents, are always hard to win. Here’s a great example of one that ended with a substantial settlement.
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What's My Case Worth?

HOW MUCH IS MY CASE WORTH? One of the most common questions people ask me is “how much is my injury case worth?” The answer to this question is far more complex than many people realize and involves multiple elements that affect the value (and success) of a case. Before we can evaluate t…
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Solo Small Practice Meeting

THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATIONCommittee Meeting Announcement COMMITTEE: Solo/Small Firm Practitioners MEETING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. TOPIC: Top 10 Tips for Bringing In More Clients OnlineWe’ll cover the 10 things you must be doing on your website, via social…
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Speaking Engagement-A Toolkit for Starting and Growing a Law Firm

Speaking Engagement-A Toolkit for Starting and Growing a Law Firm On May 20, 2015, I was proud to present to the Chicago Bar Association Solo and Small Practitioner Committee, of which I am co-Chair, on the subject of “Integrating Your Practice Into Your Life; Or Not: Work-Life Balance, Effici…
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SOLO & SMALL PRACTICE SEMINAR MAY 20TH

SOLO AND SMALL PRACTITIONER SEMINAR On May 20, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., I am honored to be speaking and hosting the Chicago Bar Association Seminar. As Co-Chair of the CBA Solo and Small Practitioner Committee, it is gratifying and humbling to be able to put together such a great event. Th…
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Twenty-Five Years!

LEGAL EVOLUTION Anniversaries tend to sneak up on us, at least on the males of the species. This might explain why it just dawned on me that this month heralds a quarter of a century that I have been a lawyer. Working as a practicing lawyer, let alone as a sole practitioner, has never been easy, and…
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Why Can't I DIY?

WHY CAN’T I DIY? We live in a time where there is a mother lode of information available, where the spirit of DIY seeps into every part of our existence. With nothing more than a mobile phone, you can find out the weather forecast, pay your bills, send a video of the concert you went to, post to F…
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Judicial Roundtable-CBA Solo & Small Practitioner Committee Meeting Tuesday April 7th 12:15 p.m.

THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION Committee Meeting Announcement COMMITTEE: Solo and Small Practitioner Committee MEETING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday April 7, 2015 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. TOPIC: Judges Roundtable–Likes and Dislikes of Cook County Judges. Members and Attendees are Invited to Ask Question…
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Solo Small Practitioner Committee Meeting 3/3/15-HR Issues for Solo and Small Practitioners

THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION Committee Meeting Announcement COMMITTEE: Solo/Small Firm Practitioners MEETING DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. TOPIC: “HR Benefits Considerations for Solos and Small Firms.” SPEAKER(S): Amy Cramer of Cramer Law Chicago, P.C. WEB…
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Jury Duty!

JURY DUTY! The very phrase “jury duty” often sends the average person into a fit of anger, stress, despondence, and fear. And why not? Most of us are busy enough trying to live life, work our jobs, care for our families, and get by. Jury duty intrudes upon things we’d rather do or…
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