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...to be on the job hunt. Hubby called - after three and a half months on his new job he has been given two-weeks pay and let go. The new business his boss thought would materialize from hiring hubby to start a new department at his law firm did not happen, so he is cancelling the department and hubby's job. Sigh. We had just gotten insurance coverage, too! Anyone need to hire a good lawyer in Chicagoland? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

 

I hope this is not because hubby had to take time to wind up his late mom's affairs and help his aged dad wind down his law practice, etc. when he should have been drumming up business for his new job.

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Like other posters, the 3-1/2 months bit leaves me scratching my head. I would have thought at least a year, maybe 1-1/2, before evaluating how promising the dept. looks. Two weeks' severance also seems odd for a lawyer, but I know very little about that.

 

Is it a Loop lawfirm? What kind of law does he practice?

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He mostly does subrogation or whatever the term is - handles health insurance stuff, the legal bit of it. Yes, in the Loop - that is where most lawyers seem to gather, with all the other "suits' ;-) He handled lawsuits over who pays what and for whom. My eyes glaze over when he gets going on what he does - it is not something he chose to do, but ended up doing. He also helps his dad in Oak Park with family law (that is what his dad did - but a very small practice, and not much left of it to take over as the 89-yr-old gent has been trying to retire for years.) His biggest clients where he used to be included City of Chicago - the new boss thought he'd get that business, that they would follow hubby to the new firm. Didn't happen. Kinda look like hubby was a pawn, used as bait :-( .

 

Now we are trying to figure out how to get our youngest, turning 17 soon, into get her four impacted wisdom teeth out asap before insurance runs out end of the month. She has been waiting since last August (her older sister we got done before hubby changed jobs in late Oct. and we had no insurance for several months - Cobra is too $$$$$.

 

I think he will talk to his dad today and see how much of his business is still there to take over - maybe hubby can brush up more on special ed. law etc (which he has had to learn about over the years as one of our now 21-yr-old twins has autism). No insurance there, though - fil and his aged secretary have medicare.

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