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Does your firm have a presence on Facebook? Or maybe a key client's firm or business? If so, check out this article in the National Law Journal to learn about some important -- and imminent -- deadlines. Here's a quote: "Starting Saturday, at 12:01 a.m. EST, Facebook will allow an estimated 200 million users to select any 'usernames,' which can include a trademark, brand name or personal name. And if the owner hasn't registered the trademark first with Facebook, it's up for grabs."
Several law firms are looking to add partners and associates as they expand offices in Chicago. These firms include Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Nixon Peabody and Cozen O'Connor. Law.com has the story.
Yes, sole practitioners, you can take time off. But you have to lay the groundwork. Here are tips from Solo in Chicago's Peter Olsen.
The anticipated federal overhaul of the nation's health care system has law firms looking to add attorneys with health care expertise. Law.com has the story.
Trial lawyers like Chicago blawgger Mark P. Loftus are cheering the demise of the much-loathed requirement that p.i. plaintiffs provide special notice to the Chicago Transit Authority before filing suit. The change took effect June 1 and applies to causes of action accruing on or after that date.
Even after foreclosure is filed, a homeowner has a 40 percent chance of saving the house, Tracie R. Porter and Michael W. van Zalingen write in the June Real Estate Law newsletter. And those who can't hang on should exert as much control over the sale as possible.  Find out how.
junebarjournal1... or the deputy, for that matter. But the Illinois Supreme Court did make employment law a little claimant-friendlier with its recent ruling in Sangamon County Sheriff's Department v Illinois Human Rights Commission. The justices held that employers are liable for sexual harassment by supervisors whether or not the employer knew about it and even though the employee-victim doesn't work under the supervisor. Read about it in the June Illinois Bar Journal and the June Labor and Employment Law newsletter.