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Robert A. Clifford Writes Article for Chicago Lawyer About Law on Televisions Versus Real Courtrooms

Robert A. Clifford, Founder and Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices, wrote an article titled, “Fiction vs. Reality” for Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s February/March 2021 edition. In this article, Bob explains how law differs on television than in real courtrooms. The following example Bob shares is from the television show, “Boston Legal”: “Somehow in one hour the firm could solve numerous legal battles, and it always...
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Legal Ethics and Professionalism of Your Favorite TV Shows, Yada, Yada

Clifford Law Offices sponsored the 14th annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program titled, “Legal Ethics and Professionalism of Your Favorite TV Shows, Yada, Yada” on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 2:30-4:30p.m. CST. The virtual CLE program was approved for two (2.0) hours of professional responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism. For two hours, a highly qualified panel examined the ethics and professionalism of lawyers...
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Federal District Court in Illinois Rules Bellwether Cases of Restaurants Suffering Financial Losses Due to Pandemic May Move Forward to Determine if Insurance Policies Apply; Defendant Insurance Company’s Summary Judgment Motion and Motion to Dismiss are Denied

A federal district court judge presiding over the Society Insurance Business Interruption Coverage MDL, which involves the potential applicability of insurance coverage for restaurants suffering financial losses due to COVID, ruled on Monday, February 22, 2021, that the cases may move forward in determining whether their insurance policies cover such losses. The Hon. Edmond E. Chang, U.S. District Court Judge of the Northern District of...
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Robert A. Clifford Scholar-in-Residence at DePaul University College of Law Event

Zachary D. Clopton, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor, is the Inaugural Robert A. Clifford Scholar-in-Residence at DePaul University College of Law. Clopton’s presented on February 16th, 2021 on “Multi-District Litigation (MDL) as Category." The virtual event featured an introduction by Bob Clifford, commentary from Stanford Law Professor Nora Freeman Engstrom and reflections from Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. of the Northern District of Illinois....
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Jim Pullos to Speak at Northwest Suburban Bar Association Program on Virtual Depositions

James C. Pullos, partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking at noon at the Lunch and Learn Program Wednesday (Feb. 17, 2021) on virtual depositions sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA). Pullos, who has taken dozens of depositions via Zoom over the last year since the pandemic halted in-person proceedings, will be offering his experiences and pointers in taking virtual depositions.  Pullos...
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