Clifford Law Offices to Participate Using Skype in Illinois’ Ask-a-Lawyer Day

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Communications Partner from nationally recognized Chicago law firm will participate in the 33rd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 using Skype as a new feature for residents of Illinois with legal questions.

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For the first time, Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) 33rd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day will use Skype as an added form of communication. The event will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of Illinois with a question about a legal matter are invited to talk to a lawyer at no cost to them.

Lawyers will be accessible via a phone call, email and Skype. Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, will be the attorney representative who will be handling Skype calls out of the Chicago ISBA office. Menaker is on the ISBA Public Relations Committee that organized this annual event. She was also elected to a second three-year term of the Assembly, the organization’s governing body.

“Ask-a-Lawyer Day is an opportunity for residents of Illinois to get their critical legal questions answered by lawyers who take the time because they care,” Menaker said. She added, “Lawyers who are members of the state bar will be volunteering their time that day, both in Chicago and Springfield, and I look forward to participating in the event by helping to guide those in need via Skype.”

According to Illinois Law Finder, lawyer volunteers will be standing by to provide general information about consumer problems, family law, estate planning, personal injury and other common legal matters. Callers will be given general information about their legal issues, which might include consulting with another lawyer on the caller’s specific problem.

Illinois residents are invited to participate in the 33rd Annual Ask-a-Lawyer Day between 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, 2014. To can contact a lawyer free of charge on Ask-a-Lawyer Day via Skype, please use the following username: isbalaw1.
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About Pamela Sakowicz Menaker
Pamela S. Menaker is the Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices. As an attorney with two degrees in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Pam combines her experience in these two fields in handling the press in the many high-profile cases handled by the firm. Pam was an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Program of the Integrated Marketing Communications Department of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism where she taught "Law, Ethics and Policy." Menaker spearheads the continuing legal education programs which draws more than 2,500 attendees sponsored by Clifford Law, which has been certified by the state as a provider of such programs to lawyers. To learn more about Pamela S. Menaker visit

About Clifford Law Offices
Clifford Law Offices is ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country in the area of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases such as medical malpractice, aviation litigation, products liability, premises liability and transportation litigation. It also has developed a reputation in qui tam litigation or whistleblower cases and handles class action matters as well as commercial litigation cases. To learn more about Clifford Law Offices, visit

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