The newsletter of the ISBA’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section
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Chair’s column: Rule 304(a) findings and “final orders”
The cautious practitioner will look at a judgment he or she might want to appeal and consider the following: Does the order dispose of an entire claim in the case? If declaratory judgment is involved, does the order terminate the controversy or some part thereof? If so, request a Rule 304(a) finding.
The American Bar Association’s recently released report on diversity, while short on numeric data, highlights that law is less diverse than most other professions and that diversity in law is undergoing an increasingly slowing progress.
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One of the problems that solos and some small firms face is hiring a good receptionist that provides a professional voice to the outside world. Ruby makes potential clients feel as if they are hiring the best lawyers.
I’m a nonresident of Illinois—maybe?
While a person may believe he or she is no longer a resident of Illinois, they in fact may still be considered residents for Illinois income tax purposes.
My Jerry Maguire moment
Just as Jerry Maguire had his epiphany, I had mine. The following story is what led me to believe we as solo or small firm practitioners have a special obligation.