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More than 2,300 new Illinois lawyers will be admitted to the bar today, nearly 1,900 more for the Chicago area. Welcome to the fraternity - make sure they show you the secret handshake.

That swells our ranks to roughly 86,000 souls.

Collectively, we only closed 76,800 or so home and condo sales in the first 9 months this year - which works out to fewer than one contract per counselor - ok - 2 per, if you allow for a buyer's lawyer and a seller's lawyer on each deal.

I have been fortunate to work with a good many terrific buyers and wonderful sellers this year. There are obviously a great many lawyers to choose from. Thank you, for everyone's kind referrals, and Thank you to everyone who has referred a client or two along the way.

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