★ 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”

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The 2019 Law Day magazine is available for browsing or to download.

Bar leaders speak out

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Law Day is an important annual celebration of the rule of law in a free society. This year is an equally important year for the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago

Formed in 1986, the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago is the first local bar association for attorneys of Asian descent in the Chicago area.

American Bar Association

Freedom of speech and a free press are the foundations of a free society. The Founding Fathers knew that.
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