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Inmates want reviews after May decision
SPRINGFIELD — Five months ago, the state’s top court gave an inmate’s unsworn affidavit legal weight, ruling it was enough to prompt lower-court judges to look again at his innocence claims.
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A firm on the right side of 40
It was 1979, and Brian C. Fetzer was a young attorney representing an obstetrician in a birth injury medical-malpractice case.
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Kennelly looks to widen federal bar group’s reach
While leading the Federal Bar Association’s Chicago chapter, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly intends to satisfy its members’ appetite for knowledge.
Legal aid group adds extra cash to draw interns
The stipend for Public Interest Law Initiative summer interns is rising for the first time in 10 years, and three new summer internships have been added to legal aid organizations.
Using crime book facts not a copyright violation
An author did not violate copyright law when he used facts from a previously published book in his own work about a triple murder, a federal appeals court held Thursday.
Two-day ticket-filing rule goes to top court
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Supreme Court rules say police “shall” file traffic tickets in circuit court within two days after issuing them to drivers.
‘You still remain a family’
One of the gifts Cook County Circuit Judge Dominique C. Ross received the day she graduated from law school in May 1993 was a letter.
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McDonald, Hopkins LLC added Tamara A. Head as an associate in its intellectual property department.
Supreme Court opens fall term; more divisive issues on agenda
High court declines appeals on several cases
How VW got away with it
Senators reach deal to rework sentencing laws
What does it take to last 30 years as a successful law firm?
There are many ways for a lawyer to land clients. But when today's client was yesterday's opponent that says something about the respect a firm has within the greater legal community.
Novack and Macey, LLP
Administrative law — Liquor License Control Commission
Criminal procedure — ineffective trial counsel
Criminal law — bond violation hearing, other crimes
Civil procedure — sovereign immunity, medical cases
Fee arrangements structured to fit client’s needs
Stephanie A. Genuardi was seeking an innovative solution as she faced a career crossroads last year. Soon, she realized the answer was at the tip of her keyboard in this day and age of easy remote access.
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Lien’s limits leaves some out of mix GX Chicago v. Galaxy Environmental
Section 30 of the Mechanics Lien Act provides a remedy for situations where it looks like the amount of money owed to a contractor won’t be enough to fully pay subcontractors and sub-subcontractors.
The right to trial by jury and concerns about Illinois’ new six-person jury law
In Illinois, the six-person civil jury law creates an anomaly whereby the smallest claims may be tried by a jury of 12, yet the largest claims are not.
Protecting law firm and client data
In my previous column (Aug. 3), I discussed how cyber liability is a serious risk-management issue for lawyers, given our Rule 1.6 duty to maintain the confidentiality of client information.
Effective non-reliance clauses essential to strong agreements
Whether you are drafting an asset purchase agreement, a subscription agreement, a merger agreement or a settlement agreement, it is important to include a non-reliance clause.
See if you know what happened on this day in Legal History with Karen Conti.
Another look at voting rights: One person, one vote?
Among the most sacrosanct rights of U.S. citizens is the right to vote, and perhaps the best-known principle of voting rights is the expression “one person, one vote.”
Mr. Cub could have prevented nasty probate fight with bifurcated divorce
On Jan. 23, baseball fans mourned the loss of former Chicago Cub Ernie Banks. Banks was National League MVP twice, an 11-time All-Star and premier power hitter with more than 500 home runs to his name. Best known as Mr. Cub, Banks died at age 83.
Virtual reality device avoids on-field drills
OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video game, all set from his perspective.
The Laws of Fitness
Northerly Island Park: a quiet path along the lake
I decided I’m running my first half marathon this year, so last weekend I headed to the new park connected to the Museum Campus and was elated to see a beautiful trail along the lake. Here’s what you can expect if you want to run the trails:
Are lawyers really all that miserable?
I recently read an opinion column in the Chicago Tribune titled, “Why Lawyers are Miserable,” written by Yale law professor and Bloomberg View columnist Stephen Carter.
Lowe, Savage court laughter as brotherly lawyers
NEW YORK — If you look for it, there’s a lot of stuff packed into “The Grinder,” a funny if — at first glance — lightweight comedy starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage.
Three ways to get a bite to eat, have a good time
Three fun foodie things to do this weekend.
‘Tempest’ mixes stage magic into a Shakespeare classic
Spectacular! Colossal! Amazing! Not exactly terms you would expect to describe the presentation of a Shakespeare play.
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