February 12, 2013
Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was named one of Chicago Magazine's Top 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2013.
Award Confirms Clifford Law Offices' Position Among Top Chicago Law Firms
The National Law Journal, recognizing it as one of the top Chicago law firms, named Clifford Law Offices one of the 10 Top Litigation Boutiques in the country in 2013.
Clifford's Notes, Chicago Lawyer February 5, 2013
By Robert A. Clifford
Have you seen the blog written by Dr. Howard J. Bennett? He's a Washington, D.C. board-certified pediatrician who, when he's not seeing patients, writes books and some very practical advice for moms. One of his latest tips was published in The Washington Post newspaper about how "Research has repeatedly shown that cold medicines don't work for children younger than 6." He goes on to say that these store-bought, often self-prescribed remedies provide only negligible benefit for children aged 6 to 12. Dr. Bennett quoted from a 2012 Cochrane Collaboration study which looked at the effectiveness of over-the-counter cold medications. (Abstract can be found by clicking here). Although they can be "some help" to teenagers and adults, Dr. Bennett wrote that typical cold symptoms resolve themselves in seven to 10 days or may even linger two to three weeks. "The truth is, a cold has a predictable life span, and not much can be done to interrupt it," he says. He explained how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that cold medicines not be used at all by children younger than 2 and how the FDA is reviewing its policy on the use of cold medicine in older children. To read the entire story which was reprinted in the Chicago Tribune Jan. 30, 2013, click here. There, you will also see the list of what is in oral cold medicines. Dr. Bennett suggests, "So the next time your child has a cold, walk past the cold medicine aisle at the supermarket and pick up some soup instead." Drink lots of fluids, he recommends. Check out Dr. Bennett's common sense advice on a number of questions that every mom has, no matter how many children or no matter their age.
After Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, was named the 2012 Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year, he was contacted by the Chicago Lawyer to do a special interview. His eldest daughter, Erin, was sworn in as a lawyer the month before in November, 2012, and the publication wanted to hear from an experienced practitioner along with his newly-sworn in daughter. Then Editor-in-Chief of the publication, Olivia Clarke, sat down with the two lawyers, representing two different generations of legal thought, at Clifford Law Offices in the Loop. Her interview revealed they really aren't that different in their views of the law, the role of a lawyer, the skills needed to be successful and the importance of giving back to the community. The entire 15-minute interview entitled "This Will Only Take a Moment" can be viewed here.
February 1, 2013
History did not repeat itself when Socrates was "re-tried" before nearly 1,000 people in Chicago Thursday (Jan. 31, 2013).