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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. 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.