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According to the Chicago Tribune, Will County officials will likely be going on strike Monday, November 18th, 2013. Will County employees have been trying to strike a deal with union officials regarding healthcare and pay increases.
Despite the impending strike, the Tribune reported that “County officials said they plan to have county services available Monday even if employees strike. ” However, the article does not speculate what would happen after Monday if the strike took place and went unresolved.
Definitely keep a watchful eye on this topic and prepare for significant delays as a strike could seriously impact court proceedings, filings, and other matters.
Once again, Firefly Legal has made its yearly contribution to Trinity Services, a local non-profit organization that helps people with developmental disabilities. The organization provides therapy, counseling and other support services, including educational programs.
Firefly makes a point to stay on the forefront of the latest technology, making upgrades and updating computer electronics regularly. This keeps our case management system, process server apps, and other technology all running smoothly together and working better for our clients. This year’s donation included 3 Laptops, 25 Workstations, 7 Printers, and 38 Monitors. The value of these electronics is estimated at nearly $8,000.
Last year, we spoke with Tabitha Schafer, the Director of Day Programs and Behavior Analyst at Trinity Services, and she explained that the donation will be immensely helpful for individuals at Trinity. We enjoy doing things to help others in our community, and we’re grateful that we’re still in a position to be able to contribute.
Firefly makes an effort to stay involved with our clients’ industries. By doing this, we understand the challenges they face and are informed about what’s going on in the industry. This also provides us with the opportunities to meet with our clients and interact with individuals who This makes us informed and ready when our clients need us. This Fall, Firefly attended both the NARCA conference, which was held in D.C., and the NASP conference, which was held in San Diego.
Here are some of the highlights:
NARCA Fall Collection Conference – Washington, D.C. – October 16-19, 2013
Jennifer Dlugolecki attended the National Association of Retail Collections Attorney’s Fall Collection Conference on behalf of Firefly, arriving Wednesday and staying through Saturday.
Conference events included multiple receptions, client meetings, and a myriad of education sessions. There was also an exhibit hall, featuring vendors and law firms alike.
NASP 2014 Annual Conference – “Set Sail for Subro” – San Diego, CA – November 3-6, 2013
Stephanie Irvine attended the National Association of Subrogation Professionals Annual Conference on behalf of Firefly. Firefly also exhibited at the conference. The conference was filled with exciting events, including a 5k walk/run, golf event, and tennis tournament. The conference continued with multiple networking receptions, as well as a number of educational sessions that covered a variety of topics related to subrogation. When the education sessions were on break, attendees could walk the exhibit hall to meet vendors, experts, and law firms in the subrogation industry.
You may have noticed that over the last few months we have been sporting different awareness ribbons in our signature line and on our social media profiles. Firefly tries to make sure that we engage in some kind of a philanthropy project regularly to give back to our community, spread awareness about a cause, show support for our community, and to share some good news. In September, when we raised awareness about Childhood Cancers and Ovarian Cancer, we got the idea to use the ribbons in our social media and signature lines. With that first ribbon, we realized that we can show support to many different causes year-round. Ribbons have always been a great way to show support and raise awareness about a cause because. Wearing or displaying the ribbon encourages people to look to see what the ribbon means, in turn learning a little bit about the cause and becoming more educated.
November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – We’re doing our part to spread some knowledge and raise awareness about this devastating disease.
Some Facts from the CDC:
- Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity.
- Prostate Cancer affected 196,038 men in 2010.
- Risk factors include age and family history
- Different symptoms occur in different men, and some men do not have any symptoms at all
- There are two screening tests available: Digital Rectal Exam and a Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test
- Talk to your doctor about your risk factors and if you should get screened.
Thanks for helping us to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer and support the cause!