★ Law Day ★

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.
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.
In the decades since <em>Hazelwood</em>, a pushback for student press

In the decades since Hazelwood, a pushback for student press

Under the precedent from the 1988 U.S. Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, the case gave school officials the power to censor school-sponsored content if they had a “reasonable educational justification.”
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.

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Bar leaders speak out

Illinois State Bar Association

As my presidential year nears an end, I think about how it has been an honor to lead the Illinois State Bar Association in providing attorneys with transition and succession-planning resources while continuing to oppose efforts that would allow for fee sharing with non-lawyers. 

The Chicago Bar Association

The Chicago Bar Association is pleased to recognize and celebrate Law Day, a time when we reflect on the importance of the role of law in the foundation of our country and the importance of the rule of law in the continued existence of our free society.

Assyrian American Bar Association

This year’s Law Day theme, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society,” resonates for the Assyrian American Bar Association in a way many take for granted.
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