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A look at the state’s spending on legal services

A look at the state’s spending on legal services

Illinois paid out nearly $30 million in legal fees during the last fiscal year, according to state financial records, with employment law firm Laner Muchin LLP getting the largest haul of any single firm at about $1.7 million.
The First Amendment’s journey

The First Amendment’s journey

This year’s Law Day celebrates the First Amendment with its theme: “Free speech, Free press, Free society.” The Daily Law Bulletin took a closer look at landmark cases — several with Illinois roots — that have shaped our constitutional rights.
Ten years after the state's FOIA overhaul

Ten years after the state's FOIA overhaul

Ten years ago this May, lawmakers overhauled the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to, as then-Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan put it, “drag Illinois out of the Stone Age” in terms of openness and transparency.
Free speech rights and the rise of anti-BDS legislation

Free speech rights and the rise of anti-BDS legislation

In 2005, Palestinian civic groups called for a movement to boycott, divest from and sanction companies that do business with Israel. The controversial campaign took on a shorthand name, BDS.
Chicago’s federal trial court celebrates bicentennial

Chicago’s federal trial court celebrates bicentennial

The justice system, Martin V. Sinclair Jr. said, “is the foundation of a civil society.” They “serve a fundamental and constitutional role in our society to ameliorate and resolve disputes.”

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Bar leaders speak out

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois is one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois. It was first established in 1914 by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Black Women Lawyers Association Inc.

BWLA was founded in 1987 with the mission of promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through identifying and addressing issues unique to African-American female lawyers, judges and those in academia.

Northwest Suburban Bar Association

One of the NWSBA’s goals this year was to provide more legal resources and access to justice. Our committees and volunteer attorneys have done an incredible job providing pro bono services to hundreds of individuals and to the court system.
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