Published on March 23, 2014
Welcome to Business Law!: Welcome to Business Law! Prof. Brent Halbleib Prof. Brent Halbleib, JD: Prof. Brent Halbleib , JD A little bit about me--I graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1994 with a J.D. I am licensed to practice law in Illinois. I am originally from Kansas/Missouri, but currently live and practice law in Chicago, Illinois . My first job out of law school was at a St. Louis law firm representing the employer in Workers' Compensation cases. As a new attorney, I took depositions of medical experts, tried cases before Illinois and Missouri arbitrators, and engaged in settlement negotiations. I had to jump right into things, but the experience was great! I worked there for around 7 years . I then moved to Chicago (my wife is a native Chicagoan) and began working for a similar type of law firm. I worked there for more than 11 years. I recently started working as in house counsel at an insurance company handling the defense of workers compensation claims. I enjoy teaching paralegals, as well! I am sure that I will get to know all of you through our seminars and the discussion board! Course Information: Course Information Your participation in this course is highly valued. The discussion boards and seminars are excellent opportunities to converse with one another about the work and to get to know each other better. My office hours are: Mondays from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET , and will take place in the classroom "Live" area. In order to access "Live," just click on the live tab once you are in the classroom! Please note that if these hours do not fit into your schedule, I will be happy to chat with you at your convenience—just let me know, and we will schedule a time to meet! You may also contact me via email with any questions you have outside my office hours. Please feel free to contact me with any and all questions or concerns. More Course Information: More Course Information Our weekly seminar will take place each Thursday , from 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET , in units 1-9. Please be sure to check the syllabus for all course information. When reading the syllabus, please pay special attention to attendance and late policies. I recommend doing the discussion boards early in the week, and then checking back periodically; to get full credit, you should post a substantial post to each discussion board thread by Tuesday of the lesson, and more over the course of the lesson. Don't post to the DB in a lesson after that lesson closes--no one is there to read it! If you have any issues or concerns during the term, please let me know immediately!! Looking forward to a great term!!!