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  • Trial Notebook

    Convicted of disorderly conduct in Kane County based on an anguished e-mail to an anti-bullying activist that started by detailing his emotional agony and closed by saying he wanted the dean of his former high school to suffer and die for failing to help when he reported being tormented by fellow students, 18-year-old Daniel T. Diomedes argued his statement about the dean was protected by the First Amendment because it wasn’t a “true threat.”
  • Opening Statement

    Having already seen and reviewed the musical “Avenue Q” in its New York premiere and again when it made its Chicago debut and, most recently, in a summer stock production in Saugatuck, Mich., I wasn’t particularly concerned when my scheduling made it impossible to attend its opening on April 23.
  • Lawyers' Forum

    Every so often, we discover that a judge may lack the expertise or competence on a particular issue that the public hopes for. In the area of contempt, this happens far too often.
  • Beyond Dispute

    According to new research published in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine, lawyers and their clients are still disproportionately choosing men to act as their arbitrators and mediators.
  • Life in the Workplace

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently published revised enforcement guidance regarding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, expanding its protections and, significantly, making clear that many pregnancy-related medical conditions will constitute “disabilities” under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • This Day in Legal History

    See if you know what happened on This Day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
  • Ask Snap-D

    Typically, the firm retreat is not just rest — it’s an opportunity for partners to come together and talk about the current state of the firm as well as its strategic direction.
    Sporting Judgment
  • Beyond the Playing Field

    On Aug. 8, in a decision that will undoubtedly have wide-ranging implications in the realm of collegiate athletics, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the NCAA’s restraint on student-athletes’ ability to be paid for the use if their name, image and likeness violated antitrust law.
  • Juris Endurance

    If you are on the go, consider dishes with canned fish. Canned crab meat is a good way to get protein and the mineral zinc.
  • Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it.
  • Non-Billable Hours
  • Literary Argument

    Nightmare … is the habitat of childhood. In these startling words, Frederick Busch, in “A Dangerous Profession: A Book About the Writing Life,” characterized Charles Dickens’ perspective concerning the lives of children.
  • On the Job

    So you’re past the resume checkpoint. Today, that’s no small task. Next, employers are typically looking for four key qualities.
  • LOS ANGELES — If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that’s just fine with the Emmy Awards.
  • Kelly‚Äôs Critique

    I visited Lao Sze Chuan in Uptown on a Wednesday evening in August. LSC is a highly rated Chinese chain with celebrity endorsements lining the wall, such as Rahm Emanuel, among others.
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