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    Posted on December 27, 2023 To

    Robert A. Clifford Authored Article About Regulating AI for the Law

    Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, authored an article for Chicago Lawyer Magazine, titled, “Regulating AI for the Law,” which discusses the implications of using artificial intelligence within various legal scenarios including brief writing, jury selection, and law school application materials. “AI apparently is revolutionizing the legal profession by providing tools that assist lawyers in research, drafting, and decision-making. The sophisticated data mining already is used by consultants in the…

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    Robert A. Clifford Authors Article on Fitness Facilities’ Duty to Patrons
    Posted on April 13, 2023 To

    Robert A. Clifford Authors Article on Fitness Facilities’ Duty to Patrons

    Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, authored an article for Chicago Lawyer Magazine titled, “Be Prepared, Be Ready,” exploring a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that held fitness facilities are required to take life-saving action when a patron is in apparent danger. In Dawkins v. Fitness International, LLC, 2022 IL 127561 (Il. Sup. Ct., decided May 22, 2022), a 69-year-old woman was exercising at an Oswego fitness facility when she stopped…

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    Robert A. Clifford Writes Column on Drug Ads

    When are drug ads to be believed and who is controlling their verbiage? It should be the job of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but how carefully is it overseeing drug studies versus mere puffery? Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, examines some recent cases through the eyes of Prevagen, a highly advertised drug that touts memory improvement. To read the column that appeared in the November-December issue of…

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    Posted on February 16, 2022 To

    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 Lawyer Magazine, Robert A. Clifford writes about the importance of…

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    Posted on July 7, 2017 To

    Clifford’s Notes – Summer 2017

    Clifford’s Corner Robert Clifford was part of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation “The Masters of Closing Arguments” who each gave a closing argument judged by their peers. Read more. Clifford Law Offices’ Press Room Clifford Law Offices’ Press Room James C. Pullos joined the firm as a partner at Clifford Law Offices. He had served as an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney for 14 years, including as a supervisor of the Torts and…

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    Posted on January 3, 2017 To

    Clifford’s Notes

    Clifford’s Corner Robert A. Clifford has been appointed to serve as Chair of the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education that supports more than 200 public service and educational programs throughout the world. Clifford also was appointed as a Board Member to the Advocacy Institute, a national group that gives law students the opportunity to develop and practice their advocacy skills continue → Clifford Law Offices’ Press Room Clifford Law Offices once again…

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    Posted on October 3, 2014 To

    Clifford’s Note’s: A Delicate Question that Mixes Law, Medicine: How to Help a Client Find a Doctor

    Clifford’s Note’s October 3, 2014 Chicago Lawyer: Clifford’s Note’s By Robert A. Clifford A friend of the firm recently was diagnosed with a brain tumor that has to be operated on immediately. She called and asked our medical-malpractice team, “Who is a good neurosurgeon?” As a personal-injury attorney for nearly 40 years, a question I am often asked is, “How do I find a good doctor?” It may sound like a strange question to ask…

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    Posted on August 12, 2014 To

    Clifford’s Notes: Cameras in the Courtroom

    August 12, 2014 Chicago Lawyer, Clifford’s Note’s By Robert Clifford, A pilot program allowing cameras in Illinois’ 23 circuit courts on a limited and experimental basis in civil and criminal cases was announced in January. Illinois Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride has long been applauded for supporting transparency in the courtroom and educating the public. The announcement came on the heels of a pilot program allowing cameras in federal court for civil trials in 14 districts…

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    Posted on August 4, 2014 To

    Robert Clifford Reflects – Cases That Have Changed Me

    As thousands of 1L’s begin their journey through law school, I pause to reflect on my own career over nearly four decades and the cases that have changed me.

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