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Bob Clifford Addresses “Weathering” Effect in the Legal Community

The “weathering” effect has become an important subject of interest in our diverse landscape. Studies have shown that discrimination and bias slowly affect a person’s well-being not only emotionally, but also physically, potentially leading to serious health concerns stemming from chronic stress such as increased cortisol levels, sympathetic nerve activity, high blood pressure, cytokine production, and glycated hemoglobin levels. In a recent article published by Chicago...
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Take Back Control of Your Mental Health in 2022

Early January is the time of grandiose resolutions and promises to change that can be hard to keep. Taking active steps to care for our mental wellness is one of the best New Year’s resolutions we can give ourselves. In her recent article published by the American Bar Association, Erin Clifford, Holistic Health and Wellness Coach and partner at Clifford Law Offices, addresses lifestyle struggles...
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Robert A. Clifford Writes Article for Chicago Lawyer About the Value of a Life

Robert A. Clifford, Founder and Senior Partner at Clifford Law Offices, wrote an article titled, “Valuing ‘Worth’ Of A Life” for Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s December 2021 edition. In this article, Bob writes about how September 11, 2021, marked 20 years following the tragic attacks on our country. In connection with that event, the Netflix movie, “Worth” was released. The movie is based on the events...
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Bob Clifford’s Advice in Trial Magazine to Celebrate the 75th-Anniversary of the AAJ

The advice of Clifford Law Offices' founding partner Bob Clifford titled, "Buttressing Your Rebuttal", was revisited in Trial Magazine to celebrate the 75th-anniversary of the American Association of Justice®. Clifford's original article ran in the Good Counsel column in August 1996 and discusses how to create an effective, offensive rebuttal that emphasizes the most powerful case components. He states that: "Your rebuttal is the last...
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Tracy Brammeier Pens Article Inviting Lawyers to Come Together

Tracy A. Brammeier, Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) and associate lawyer at Clifford Law Offices, wrote an article titled, “It’s Time for the CBA to Come Together as a Legal Community” for the Chicago Bar Association’s July/August 2021 issue. In the article, Tracy addresses how the pandemic has changed the way the legal world works together in terms of now conducting conferences...
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