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What can Christian evangelists, petition passers, and Trump protesters all get behind? The answer would be free speech, as yet another group has now objected to the City of Chicago’s rules in Millennium Park where officials continue to violate this fundamental right. The City is now fending off legal action from three different groups whose rights have been infringed: 1. On September 18, the firm of Mauck & Baker filed a complaint in federal court…
Having allies can make all the difference when it comes to quick action in a critical situation. We witnessed one such example of this recently when our firm and several others were contacted by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) regarding a situation where a young woman was in need of protection from her parents who were coercing to get an abortion. When she went to stay at the home of her boyfriend’s parents to escape the…
What can Christian evangelists, petition passers, and Trump protesters all get behind? The answer would be free speech, as yet another group has now objected to the City of Chicago’s rules in Millennium Park where officials continue to violate this fundamental right. The City is now fending off legal action from three different groups whose rights have been infringed: 1. On September 18, the firm of Mauck & Baker filed a complaint in federal court…
He’s back! After a three year hiatus, Andrew Willis has returned to our firm in a new way. Andrew’s connection to Mauck & Baker began when he was hired as the firm’s communications manager shortly after graduating from Liberty University in 2014. But a year and a half later, Andrew left to follow his calling to become a lawyer. “Law school was a formative time for me in my professional and intellectual growth. Any lawyer…
In conjunction with AM 1160’s FREE annual pastors’ conference, Mauck & Baker is hosting a panel on Friday, November 15, to discuss common crises that occur within churches, and how to both prevent them and navigate them if they occur. The panel will consist of four knowledgeable Christian professionals, each experienced in a different area crucial to the well-being, accountability, safety, and compliance of your congregation. Meet the panelists: Richard Baker – Partner attorney with…
Are you ready to buy your very first home? Or maybe you’ve found a low-cost property that you want to wisely invest in. Whatever your reason for purchasing real estate, this article will guide you step-by-step through the process to a successful closing. Once you identify real estate you are interested in, many times with the help of a real estate agent, there are five stages until the ownership officially transfers and you receive the keys…
On Wednesday, September 18, Mauck & Baker hosted a press conference in Millennium Park to announce its lawsuit against the City of Chicago on behalf of four Wheaton College students (and inevitably all Americans) who want the freedom to exercise their First Amendment rights in a traditional public forum. The cameramen and reporters from Fox, ABC, Chicago Tribune, WORLD radio, and WBBM weren’t the only ones in attendance, however. Many members of our law firm…
Written by Soo Yeon Lee, Esq. Buying and selling a house is one of the largest transactions in anyone’s life. In most instances, you will work with a real estate agent who will list your property, and an attorney who will guide you through the legal process. This article guides you through the  selling process, from having a prospective buyer to a successful closing. Once you receive an offer, there are five stages to go…
A number of you have inquired about the recently enacted LGBT History mandate in public schools and are wondering what can be done to protect students. You, like many Christian parents, are concerned about your children being indoctrinated with the belief that a homosexual lifestyle is desirable and perfectly good. Although we don’t know the specifics of the curriculum at this time, the law does require all schools in the state include “the role and…
Soo Yeon Lee, of counsel attorney with Mauck & Baker, has made the welcome transition to becoming a partner at the firm. The attorneys at Mauck & Baker take their mission to do work for the Kingdom and make disciples very seriously. Rich Baker said it this way: “Practicing law in this firm is ultimately a spiritual calling and challenge. With our firm it can often be spiritual warfare! To truly achieve God’s purpose for…