Amata is aware of how hard and costly it can be to get your law firm up and running. And for law students, if you want to be successful in the legal world, you need more than stellar grades and an innate knowledge of law.

  May 22, 2018


Over the past five years, the landscape has dramatically changed in terms of what today’s practicing attorneys consider to be viable, and logistical, space for their firm.

  May 9, 2018


Like it or not, law offices located in a lesser known, sleepy spot might be passed over by you or your potential clients in favor of one in a thriving metropolitan area. We’re all beholden, to a certain extent, to superficiality. And prestigious or exciting locations will always speak to that.

  April 20, 2018



It appears that the Clerk of the Circuit Court was not as ready as they would’ve liked to be for the mandatory e-filing deadline that was to go into effect on January 1, 2018.

  February 8, 2018


What happens when the unthinkable occurs and you find your law office space in Chicago has been displaced due to fire, flood, or other catastrophic event? This is a question no attorney wants to mull over as it can present a slew of potential headaches, financial pressures, and strains to consider that will affect your firm during the transition period. However, if you don’t have a contingency plan in place, you’re setting your firm up for a difficult and strenuous displacement.

  January 19, 2018


Procrastination. We are all guilty of it at some point in our lives, and attorneys are no exception. As you may or may not know the courts have been moving towards e-filing with January 1, 2018 being the date that this will be mandatory across Illinois. I recently had the chance to attend a seminar on how to avoid the pitfalls of e-filing. While I am not an expert on this yet, I have learned enough to share some quick tips & links for those out there that will be plunging into this sometimes-daunting task.

  December 18, 2017