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Where You Hang Your Hat


It is said that home is where you hang your hat. While it would be nice if that was always wherever it is you feel that true sense of home, the simple fact is that our minds, heads and the hats upon them are often far away from that spot. Certainly the office can begin to feel like home, in good ways and bad, and that can lend to a comfortable consistency. It does not take a lot to outfit your “work home” with the creature comforts that make life there palatable. I’ve been impressed with the lengths those of you whose offices I have seen have gone in that regard. But what happens when you are out of that carefully crafted office space.  (read more)

November 9, 2016



ISBA Mutual's "Office Away From Office" - Support for Lawyers' Needs


It wasn't your typical venue for a Seder, the capacious new community space at the ISBA Mutual's Loop offices, nor was the time of day: lunch instead of dinner. And the 40 guests the Decalogue Society hosted were an eclectic mix of celebrants, some more familiar with Easter bonnets than yarmulkes.  (read more)

September 18, 2016



A new option for new lawyers: Your first downtown office


You're a young lawyer, still establishing your base. You may be trying to make a good impression on a new prospective client. Perhaps you are interviewing your first potential hire for your solo practice. Maybe you just need a place to respond to e-mails. Or you are simply seeking a calming space to unwind between meetings and court dates while downtown.  (read more)

August 7, 2016



New ‘office away from the office’ especially for the small, non-downtown firms


How many times have you found yourself searching for a place to get work done while between meetings or court calls in the Chicago Loop? Coffee shops are crowded and lack privacy and asking friends to use their office can become an imposition.  (read more)

July 22, 2016



Spaces: Minimal design, maximum benefits


Synchronicity. That was the key word when developing ISBA Mutual Insurance Co.'s new office space: The legal-malpractice insurance company is its own business, but it was founded and designed to work in concert with the Illinois State Bar Association. To that end, the company has spent its nearly 30-year history striving to occupy the same physical space as the ISBA.  (read more)

April 24, 2016



ISBA Mutual - A Home Away From Home


"ISBA members can thank an old friend for a new place to use wi-fi, call clients, or just relax."  (read more)

April 15, 2016



John E. Thies, former Illinois State Bar President, Elected Chair of ISBA Mutual Board of Directors


Attorney John E. Thies, a shareholder at Webber & Thies, P.C., in Urbana, and past President of the Illinois State Bar Association was installed as the Chair of the Board of Directors for ISBA Mutual Insurance Company on March 18, 2016.  (read more)

March 21, 2016



John G. Locallo, former Illinois State Bar President, Elected Chair of ISBA Mutual Board of Directors


Chicago attorney John G. Locallo, a partner in the real estate tax assessment law firm of Amari & Locallo located here, and past President of the Illinois State Bar Association was installed as the Chair of the Board of Directors for ISBA Mutual Insurance Company at the company’s recent board meeting.  (read more)

April 24, 2015