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Mechanics Lien Act Amendment Overturns Illinois Supreme Court Decision in Cypress Creek. Effective February 11, 2013, Section 16 of the Mechanics Lien Act was amended to “redistribute the wealth” of those having a claim concerning property through its definition of a “lien creditor”. Prior incumbrances, i.e. mortgages, will have priority over lien creditors, i.e. mechanics […]

Illinois Supreme Court Updates Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions

On January 13, 2013, the Court approved long-awaited changes to the IPI Criminal concerning modern technology and regarding the care and custody of children in marital dissolution and custody matters and sex offenses. IPI Criminal 4.27, 4.32, 4.38, 4.8 and 4.69 add definitions for technological terms such as “computer”, “access”, “online”, “wireless device” and “internet”. […]

Illinois Senate Bill Seeks Swift Payment for Settling Plaintiffs

On February 15, 2013, State Senator Kwame Raoul from Chicago introduced a bill requiring defendants to tender releases to plaintiffs within 14 days of an agreement to settle the case. Payment is then due within 21 days of tender of the fully executed release. Failure to pay on this schedule would result in the accrual […]

EDGAR A. BLUMENFELD, Esq., President, PCH Mutual Insurance Co., Chicago, IL

“I have worked closely with Julie Bordo since 2001. I can attest to her exemplary research and writing expertise as well as her integrity, punctuality and communication skills. She is a talented attorney.”

ROBERT LENZ, Bloomington, Illinois

“Working with Julie Bordo is a pleasure. She conducts comprehensive research cost-efficiently and produces a high-quality work product on time and ready to file. She is very pleasant to work with.”

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JM Bordo Law web marketing

We will set up a free consultation, review your web site and social media marketing plan, then formulate a menu of services specifically suited to your law firm marketing needs.

Marketing – Social Media, Blogging and Client Alerts

Haven’t heard from a client recently? Don’t want to sound like you’re phishing with an unsolicited phone call? Wouldn’t it be incredible if your client looked forward to a communication from you?  Client alerts, social media posting and blogging are on the cutting edge of law firm marketing.  By giving clients information that they value, […]

Marketing Web Content

Over eighty percent of consumers begin their search for an attorney online. Eighty-five percent of executives consider law firm web sites important in their search for and evaluation of counsel. Fresh, valuable web content has never been more essential to your law firm marketing plan.   Legal web site Marketing Expert, Robert Algeri predicts: … […]

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