Lavelle Consulting – Maximizing Stability, Growth and Profits for Your Law Firm

Kerry Lavelle, author of The Business Guide to Law: Creating and Operating a Successful Law Firm, discusses the new law office consulting group at Lavelle Law. Over more than two decades, Lavelle managed a successful law firm that grew from a single attorney to more than 25 across more than a dozen practice groups. In this podcast, he discusses the process he uses in helping other law firms achieve greater success and improved financial standing. Lavelle Consulting offers law firm audits, evaluations of operations such as billing, lead generation and hiring practices, partner retreats, cash flow management, M&A and more.

  • law office consulting
  • governance
  • maximizing profits in a law office
  • law firm cash flow
  • law firm mergers

Uncontested Divorce

Although it is not for everyone, an uncontested divorce can be a viable option under certain conditions. It can save you time and money, and avoid a prolonged discovery process. In this podcast, family law attorney Colleen Hurley explains how this process works and the benefits of an uncontested divorce.

  • divorce
  • uncontested divorce
  • cheap divorce
  • amicable parties
  • terms of divorce

Covenants in Employment Agreements

When negotiating an employment agreement, or when terminating someone’s employment, whether that employee is bound by restrictive covenants, such as covenants not to compete and prohibitions on solicitation, often becomes an issue. In this podcast, attorney Joshua Nesser discusses the typical restrictive covenants, Illinois law with respect to the enforceability of these covenants, and how employers and employees should go about handling these covenants.

  • non-compete
  • non-solicitation
  • restrictive covenant
  • employment agreement
  • employment termination

Mandatory Commercial Arbitration in Law Division: Parties Beware!

As of October 1, 2016, Mandatory Arbitration is now required for commercial cases assigned to the Commercial Calendar Section of the Law Division. There are various requirements for ensuring your arbitration is successful. Attorney Jennifer Burt Tee explains the commercial arbitration process.

  • arbitration
  • law division
  • rejection
  • award
  • waiver
  • mandatory
  • commercial

Domestic Battery Charges – An Update

This podcast, with attorney James Doerr, focuses on frequently asked question regarding domestic battery cases. We expound upon a prior podcast conversation.

  • domestic battery
  • domestic violence
  • orders of protection
  • misdemeanor
  • felony
  • household members

New Illinois Child Support Law

Child support laws in Illinois have completely changed beginning 7/1/2017. This podcast, with attorney Amil Alkass, summarizes the new child support law.

  • child support
  • new child support law
  • income sharing
  • modification of support

Discovery in Criminal Cases

This podcast focuses on the Discovery process in criminal cases, the differences between types of cases and discovery permitted (misdemeanor vs. felony cases), and possible sanctions for discovery violation.

  • discovery
  • motions
  • subpoenas
  • felony
  • misdemeanor
  • brady violations
  • schmidt discovery
  • sanctions
  • dismissal of charges

Pet Trusts

In this podcast, attorney Jackie Luthringshausen explains the purpose, structure, and advantages of establishing a Pet Trust for your beloved pet.

  • pet trust
  • pet trust act
  • POAP

Perfecting a Subcontractor's Mechanics Lien

There are several steps a subcontractor must take to perfect a mechanics lien and make it valid and enforceable. Find out what those steps are in this informative podcast with attorney Lance Ziebell.

  • subcontractor
  • mechanics lien

IRS Hires Private Debt Collection Agencies

In an attempt to increase government collection of taxes, the IRS has contracted with 4 Private Collection Agencies to have them assist in collection against taxpayers. In this podcast, attorney Tim Hughes explains how this affects taxpayers and what you should do if you are approached by a debt collection agency.

  • tax debt
  • collection agencies
  • hardship