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    Justice First: What the Lord Requires of You

    “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To do Justice, love Mercy and walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8.This familiar verse is found in a portion of Micah in which God has placed His people on trial for their sin, and is in answer to what is, in effect, the same question posed to Jesus by the rich young man, “What must I do to be saved?” (Luke 18:18, Mark 10:17, Matthew 19:16).   Read More...

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    Year in Review: Law Achievements of 2016

    We are grateful for the fruitful labor God commissioned us with in 2016. Join us as we take a look at our year in review and prayerfully pursue God's glory in the legal work yet to come! Living Spring International Church v. Midlothian, ILIn March 2016, Mauck & Baker filed suit on behalf of Living Spring International Church against the Village of Midlothian to protect the Church’s right to worship at its building located 4645 147th Street.   Read More...

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    Illinois Bible Colleges Head to The Court of Appeals

    Three Illinois Bible colleges will appear before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Dec. 8, 2016 to argue their right to operate and grant religious degrees without government interference into the content of their religious teaching or their religious faculty members. In January 2015, Mauck & Baker, LLC filed a lawsuit on behalf of Dayspring Bible College & Seminary, Providence Baptist College, United Faith Christian Institute and Bible College, as well as two associati...  Read More...

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    Trump and the Future of Religious Liberty

    We are cautiously optimistic that the election of Donald Trump will eventually protect and advance religious liberty.What we know:The Supreme Court is precariously balanced between judges who give little regard to religious liberty when weighed against other competing interests and judges who will give religion liberty a fair hearing.The Clinton/Obama axis was clearly anti-religious freedom in the legal arena. The Chairman of the U.S. Obama Appointed Civil Rights Commissioner recently wrote that...  Read More...

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    Illinois Hispanic Pastors Coalition: The Church's Need for Legal Advisers

    Centro Comunitario Cristiano Church will host a presentation by attorney John Mauck on The Church's Need for Legal Advisers. The presentation begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 23, and will be followed by a question and answer session followed by a luncheon. Paralegal Mikaela Hills will serve as Spanish translator for the presentation. Mikaela is a multicultural professional with eighteen years of experience in Latin American countries and speaks Spanish fluently. To RVSP email ...  Read More...

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    It is Well With My Soul: Election Edition

    Will it be well with your soul on November 9, 2016? If many of the pre-election, partisan prognosticators are to be believed, Nov. 9, 2016, the day after the election, will be the end of America.   Read More...

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    Speaking the Truth in Love This Voting Season

    EditorialAttorneys John Mauck, Richard Baker, and Whitman BriskyVoting time is fast approaching and congregations are often misinformed regarding which candidate has the best interest at heart concerning family values and policies that protect our rights as parents and as Christians. What’s more, this issue is often an unintentional consequence of misinformation from our pastors.Though pastors are loving in advising their congregation this time of year, basic economics courses aren’t...  Read More...

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    Attorney Noel Sterett to speak on Responding to Gay Marriage & Gender-Identity Issues

    Mauck & Baker's own Noel Sterett will be a guest speaker as a part of a series at Grace Bible Church in Elmhurst, Illinois. The year's fall series is Contemporary Issues of Christian Morality. Noel Sterett's topic is on responding to gay marriage & gender-identity issues.   Read More...

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    Mauck & Baker Welcomes New Communications Manager

     Our new communications manager is Stephanie Grossoehme. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in corporate communication. She’s a Chicago native and grew up on the south side of the city near Marquette Park.   Read More...

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    Getting the Most Out of Your Legal Services by Gail Jernberg

    To be able to best serve you and keep your legal fees down, we make the effort to use the least expensive experienced staff member to assist on your matter. When you call in to check status, have billing questions or want to provide information, you should know who to ask for so you are not charged for partner attorney time if it is not necessary. It is in your best interest to reach out to a less expensive staff member to get assistance.   Read More...

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