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.