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"Trends in Collective Bargaining in 2019" Published in the Latest Edition of IASB Journal
March 12, 2019
A recent article by Franczek attorneys Shelli Anderson and Melissa Sobota, "Trends in Collective Bargaining in 2019," was published in the March/April edition of The Illinois Journal. The article addresses the many changes, including a new governor, an amendment to the Illinois Pension code, the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision, and a national rise in activism among teachers, that will influence collective bargaining in the coming years.The full-text version of the article is available on the Illinois Association of School Board's website. You can also access the article beginning on page 22 of the digital version of the Journal.

Eleven Franczek Attorneys Named to 2019 Super Lawyers List
February 12, 2019
Franczek is pleased to announce that eleven attorneys have been included on the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Illinois are selected by Super Lawyers.

Celebrating 25 Years . . . Franczek
The 25th anniversary of a law firm is a significant milestone. For our firm, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, it is a time to celebrate achievement, the value of stable and long-term client relationships, and the fulfilling work that we do with our many talented colleagues. In addition to recognizing our strong past, our 25th anniversary is also about the future.

Tejas Shah Selected as a 2018 Notable Minority Lawyer
November 19, 2018
Immigration Practice Group leader Tejas Shah has been selected to Crain's Chicago 2018 Notable Minority Lawyers. Tejas joins a distinguished list of attorneys who are leading the legal profession in advancing justice and equality in Illinois and beyond. Join us in congratulating Tejas on this prestigous honor.

Franczek Radelet Announces Hiring of Jackie Wernz
October 1, 2018
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce Jackie Wernz has returned to the firm from her time at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Jackie's return serves to further deepen our bench as we serve over 100 Illinois school districts that trust us with their most sensitive legal issues.

Sally J. Scott Recognized by Leading Lawyers
September 13, 2018
Sally J. Scott was recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the magazine's August 2018 Business Edition. In her profile, Leading Lawyers described Sally as a "labor and education pro" who "deftly balances needs of clients and others." Read the full profile here and join us in congratulating Sally on this prestigious honor.

Franczek Radelet Recognized by Leading Lawyers
September 6, 2018
James C. Franczek, Jr. and David P. Radelet were recognized as two of the top labor and employment attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers in its August 2018 Business Edition.

Franczek Radelet Announces Hiring of Kathryn S. Vander Broek
August 30, 2018
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce that the firm has hired distinguished special education attorney Kathryn S. Vander Broek.

Five Franczek Radelet attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list
August 16, 2018
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Arne Duncan's New Book Provides Inside Look at Public Education
August 14, 2018
Former U.S. Secretary of Education and Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan recently released his memoir entitled ‘How Schools Work’. Mr. Duncan looks back on his tenure running the Department of Education and the Chicago Public Schools, as one of the longest serving officials in either of those positions. He shares his perspective on some of the most polarizing challenges facing public education, including standardized testing, union influence, charter schools, and student achievement. Our senior partner Jim Franczek makes an appearance in the book, as Mr. Duncan shares a vignette on how Jim used his formidable legal skills to (literally) open the doors to a successful after school program at CPS.