Archive for December 2011

Derrick Rose IS A Role Model

Derrick Rose IS A Role Model
I was reading the Trib today, and there’s an opinion piece about why D Rose is no role model, http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-perspec-1229-rose-20111229,0,5657899.story.  It’s pretty predictable stuff in that it says kids shouldn’t try to be the next Derrick Rose because the chances of that are as good as winning the lottery, instead of trying to be in... Read more »

5 Legal Predictions For The Rest of 2011

5 Legal Predictions For The Rest of 2011
I started my business in 2001 that helps people find Illinois lawyers for whatever their situation is.  In that time, I’ve spoken with over 200,000 people so I’ve noticed some patterns.  With that in mind, here are five things that are bound to happen in your world before the end of the year. Someone you... Read more »

Scottie Pippen Is Not Bankrupt

Scottie Pippen Is Not Bankrupt
Scottie Pippen is suing a handful of media outlets, for about $9 million, claiming that they defamed him by reporting that he had filed for bankruptcy. In his federal lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Chicago, Scottie claims he never filed for bankruptcy and is not in financial trouble. He says the false reports have... Read more »
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20 Things I Want For Christmas (part 2)

20 Things I Want For Christmas (part 2)
On Monday I posted part 1 of my list of what I’d like this holiday season.  Here is part 2. I’d like a pill that I can give to people that helps them realize that no matter how awful their lawyer is, they were not bought off by your opponent.  It doesn’t happen.  They may... Read more »

20 Things I Want For Christmas (part 1)

 20 Things I Want For Christmas (part 1)
Christmas (and Hanukah) are coming up.  Here is my second annual list of what I want: There is an Illinois law that says if you sign a birth certificate, you are the Dad, unless you revoke it within 60 days.  There are limited exceptions, but for the most part, if you sign the birth certificate,... Read more »

Lawyers Behaving (Very, Very) Badly

Lawyers Behaving (Very, Very) Badly
I hold lawyers to a pretty high standard. I strongly believe that your attorney should look out for your interests, treat you with respect, respond to your concerns in a timely way, and generally be upfront and honest. Most of the lawyers I know lawyers like this. They’re out there. The problem, as I’m sure... Read more »
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Why Do We Hate Accusers?

Why Do We Hate Accusers?
As anyone who has access to a TV or computer must know, the former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, allegedly molested 100’s of underage boys and used the University and his charitable group for troubles youths as covers.  It later came out that the assistant basketball coach at Syracuse, Bernie Fine, apparently abused at least three... Read more »