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Lincoln’s birthday

The Circuit Court of Cook County is closed in honor of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. President Lincoln was a prominent Illinois trial attorney as well as one of the most beloved United States presidents. Although court is closed, the law office will be open. Please feel free to contact me if you are in need […]

Circuit Court of Cook County will be open

Please be careful as you travel in the snow. As of 5:40 am, the Circuit Court of Cook County was scheduled to be open today. Please give yourself enough time if you have a court date. For up to date news on the court, here is its website: Please drive safely. Lori G. Levin […]

Veterans may now seek expungement of convictions of some Illinois felonies

Veterans and military personnel who have been convicted of certain Illinois felonies may now have the ability to seek certificates of eligibility of expungement under 730 ILCS 5/3-3-2(a)(11). The statute states in part that: Persons who have been convicted of Class 3 or 4 felonies and thereafter served in the United States Armed Forces or […]

Cook County Department of Corrections inmate visitation suspended due to weather

Please be aware that due to the extreme weather, the Cook County Sheriff has suspended inmate visitation at the jail today and tomorrow. The full release can be found at: It states in part: “Important Cook County Jail Notice Regarding Extreme Weather “Due to the extreme weather conditions, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is […]

New Year gratitude

The new year is upon us. Generally, I remind my readers to celebrate responsibly and to refrain from drinking and driving. Although I will do so again, this post is more about gratitude. Thank you for reading my blog posts and for those of you who have contacted me through this blog. I hope that […]

Illinois State Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting.

This afternoon and tomorrow morning, I will be attending meetings at the Illinois State Bar Association’s Mid-year Meeting. As the immediate past chair of the Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education and member of the Women and the Law Committee and Criminal Justice Section Council, I believe that bar association membership is important to stay […]

Illinois State Bar Association’s Mid-Year Meeting

This week, I am attending the Illinois State Bar Association’s Mid-Year Meeting. I am Chair of the Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education and am a Member of the ISBA’s Assembly, Women and the Law Committee and Criminal Justice Section Council. Lori G. Levin Attorney at Law 180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601 […]

Speaking engagement for Chicago Bar Association

On Wednesday, I will participate in a panel discussion at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. The Career Advancement Program is directed towards young lawyers. It is about “Practice Areas, Pros and Cons–Understand Where You Will Thrive.” I will be speaking on criminal law. I have always considered it an honor to […]

Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend in a Responsible Manner

Please have a wonderful holiday weekend. The Circuit Court of Cook County will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday weekend but please do so responsibly. Please drive safely, don’t speed and don’t drink and drive. Even yesterday, the Illinois State Police were closely monitoring drivers. Driving from the Bridgeview Court House […]

Easier Access to Parking at the Law Office

The opening of the Wells Street Bridge will make visiting the law office easier. For the past year, the Wells Street Bridge has been closed for repairs. It opened earlier this morning. This law office offers validated parking at the 177 North Wells Parking Garage. The opening of the bridge will make garage parking more […]

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