Bits N Briefs

April 12, 2017

Why Are Bankruptcy Courts So Crowded?

National numbers down but expected to rise Through mid-December, 2020, there were 23,392  personal bankruptcy filings in  Chicago, down from 37,785 in 2019.  Nationally, at mid-year, there were 659,881 non-business bankruptcy filings compared with 750,878 in […]
February 16, 2017

5 Things to Know Before Filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Have you considered filing for workers’ compensation benefits? The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides a system of benefits to employees who suffer injuries resulting from on-the-job accidents. This Act provides limited benefits, regardless of fault, but […]
February 2, 2017

Volunteer Lawyers for Refugees

Trump’s Executive Order Spurs Legal Response Since the early 1900’s, U.S. Presidents have issued over 13,000 Executive Orders (EO). These are legally binding orders used to direct action by federal agencies under the President’s control. EO’s […]
January 19, 2017

Faced with a DUI and Needing a Defense

Swerving on the Highway to Hell An encounter with the police may begin with a short trip to the store for a pack of cigarettes or maybe a taco. Not too far from home, not planning […]
December 7, 2016

Remembering America Under Attack

Today, we remember, reflect upon, and honor those whose lives were lost in the surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 75 years ago on December 7, 1941.  Shortly before 8:00 a.m. […]