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Contributing to the Communities We Serve

Attorney Nicholas Richardson contributes articles to area publications as requested and on his own about our communities and his legal expertise. Take a look at the links below to read about a variety of issues from customer service to must-see local places to marketing for your own business and beyond.


Palatine Family Law Attorney, Nicholas W. Richardson, Launches Scholarship Program
2/18/2014 I posted an article to the Chicago Tribune's Trib Local for Palatine to share my scholarship launch information. I also shared this info with the Daily Herald.

Practitioner's Corner: Three Easy To Do's
2/2014 I contributed a guest blog to the Mizzou Law Career Cafe today. Powered by the Missouri University School of Law Career Development Office, this blog gives law students insights to successfully transition into their professional career path.

Newsbriefs’ Restaurant Review: Naf Naf Grill
8/2013 The Northwest Suburban Bar Association reaches its membership of Attorneys, Judges, Law Students and Others each month through Newsbriefs. Attorney Richardson shared his thoughts on Naf Naf Grill though a contributed article recently.

Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court
6/4/13 On Monday, June 3, I was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in a ceremony held at the Supreme Court courtroom in Washington, D. C., on Monday, 2013. The Honorable John G. Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, granted…

The Importance of Following Up - Nick Richardson's Take
2/25/11 I've occasionally volunteered to meet with undergraduates interested in law school and those with journalism backgrounds like me. What has surprised me most about these…

Looking for a Great Budget Tool? Nick Richardson's Take
8/19/10 Considering I work with disclosure statements and the like almost daily in my 9-5 life, it's not shocking that I use the tools personally as well. I've been using the Disclosure Statement…

J School Made me a Better Attorney: Nick Richardson's Take
7/30/10 Consistently ranked as our country's top journalism or J school at Mizzou, as the University of Missouri is widely known, adheres to the philosophy that the best...

5 Restaurant Reviews: Nick Richardson's Take
9/28/10 The restaurant business makes for some of our favorites shows (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares & Top Chef), but it's a business that we both know…

Walking 30 minutes 6 days a week: Nick Richardson's Take
4/30/10 This is our goal: walking 30 minutes 6 days a week. It seems so simple, and yet our second week included a few vacation days, so…

Leaving your four-legged kids at home: Nick Richardson's Take
03/31/10 Despite these challenging economic times, the total U.S. pet industry is estimated at $47.7 billion dollars this year, according to the American Pet Products Association Inc.…

Are you an OINK or trying OI living?: Nick Richardson's Take
3/12/10 As frugality’s popularity continues to grow, we’re totally on-board with keeping more of our money in our pockets. Last January as DINK's, we keep an eye…

NickRichardsonLaw.com moves into new office space
02/10/10 After deciding to open his own law office last April after his February layoff, attorney Nick Richardson had little time to plan the launch of his…

Go to Ming’s Now: Nick Richardson's Take
01/24/10 Takeout Chinese food simply solves the daily question: What’s for dinner? But when our favorite go-to option was sold, and eventually closed, we were left without…

Brunch — Shaw’s vs. Wildberry: Nick Richardson's Take
01/07/10 Sunday brunch may be my favorite meal, and when I moved from Lincoln Park to Schaumburg, I missed our ritual of Sunday brunch at Stanley’s Kitchen…

Alumni Sharing Knowledge: Nick Richardson's Take
12/21/09 Everyone can benefit from mentors—regardless of age or position. This year, we’ve gained insight from ours and made educated decisions as a result. Over the last…

Shameless, we know: Nick Richardson's Take
12/14/09 At first, it felt weird and uncomfortable. It felt wrong, but the more we did it, the easier it got. What in the world are we…

Anthem Grill: Nick Richardson's Take
12/07/09 As stated before: we love going out to eat. And, we also love convenience. So when Anthem Grill opened up at 704 W. Euclid Ave., in…

Love your librarian: Nick Richardson's Take
12/01/09 This recession has made frugality and budgets cool—for the first time we can remember. Personally, I no longer groan and fight Nick to sit down and…

Excellent Customer Service: Nick Richardson's Take
11/23/09 In our bigger-better-obsessed culture, it seems like everyone has less time to simply "be nice" to other people. We hear, "I'm so busy" so often that…

One necessity you never want to use: Nick Richardson's Take
11/20/09 Pre-surgery my nurse kindly asked, "Do you have a living will?" and I naively responded, "No, I don't have anything of value." As a recent grad…

How to be a good host: Nick Richardson's Take
11/13/09 Whether we like it or not, we're all put into the host or hostess role at some point, perhaps at home for out-of-town company or in…

New-to-us Restaurants: Nick Richardson's Take
10/30/09 The name-Hungry-makes sense, and we're actually surprised we haven't seen it used by another restaurant before, but I wonder how many people have given Hungry Restaurant…

Not doing PR for your business? Start NOW: Nick Richardson's Take
10/23/09 Nick half heartedly jokes that the University of Missouri's Journalism School, journalism.missouri.edu, was harder than law school. But for a program…

5 reasons to open your home to a stranger: Nick Richardson's Take
10/16/09 As a neophyte host family, we were extremely apprehensive about opening our home to a German visitor through Schaumburg's Sister Cities program. In fact, I only…

Our German Exchange Adult: Nick Richardson's Take
10/05/09 Since Thursday night, we've been playing host to Mathias Schlautkötter, a 21-year-old firefighter from the Schaumburg region in Germany…

Divided over the big O — Nick Richardson's Take
09/28/09 We are a house divided-divided over the 2016 Summer Olympics that is. Nick doesn't want the big O, and the very thought of hearing, "And the…


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