Illinois

1762 ABA Journal Illinois articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Bill Gates Sr. dies at 94; federal judiciary seeks $500M for better security

Bill Gates Sr., lawyer and ABA Medal winner, dies at 94

Lawyer and 2009 ABA Medal winner Bill Gates Sr. has died at age 94. Gates was a name…

Indicted alderman among lawyers and judges who partnered in investment club
Two judges in Cook County, Illinois, partnered with lawyers in an investment club, including a Chicago alderman indicted on corruption charges.
Charges brought against man accused of kidnapping and assaulting 2 law students
A Chicago man was charged Tuesday with breaking into the apartment of two University of Chicago Law School students, kidnapping them and physically assaulting them.
Lawyer who allegedly lied about health for deadline extensions should be suspended, hearing board says
An Illinois lawyer, who reportedly lied and said he had cancer—when he did not—and instead was looking for discovery deadline extensions, is facing potential suspension from the practice of law. He also allegedly lied about having cancer on his University of Chicago Law School application.
Afternoon Briefs: 7th Circuit rules on jail’s COVID-19 safety measures; ABA asks FEMA to activate disaster legal services

7th Circuit weighs in on federal judge’s order to curb COVID-19 at Cook County Jail

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago affirmed Tuesday most of a federal…

Lawyer is accused of sexually assaulting associate and abusing another, offering custody for sex
A prominent Chicago lawyer who once chaired a screening committee for guardians ad litem is facing felony charges that accuse of him of sexually assaulting an associate at his firm, sexually abusing another and fondling a woman while telling her that she had to “do a little extra” to get custody of her children.
Summer associate—said to be ‘like a dude in heels’—was victim of gender bias and bullying, suit says
A summer associate last year at Howard & Howard's Chicago office alleges in a bias lawsuit that she was subjected to “a culture of gender discrimination and bizarre bullying tactics” by the law firm.
Bench trial by video? This lawyer says it went better than expected

Kathy Ehrhart and her firm represented two of three defendants in a civil case focused on alleged breach of contract over a real estate transaction. The video proceedings had some tech challenges, but the overall experience was better than she expected.

Macy’s uses facial recognition software to identify customers on security cameras, lawsuit claims
A would-be class action lawsuit alleges that the Macy’s department store chain violates Illinois law when it identifies customers recorded on its surveillance cameras by using facial recognition software.
Federal gun prosecutions increase in Chicago after feds send more agents there
Federal gun prosecutions are on the rise in Chicago following an increase of federal agents in the city.
Second BigLaw firm litigates over rent on unoccupied offices during COVID-19 pandemic
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has filed a lawsuit contending that it is entitled to return of rent on unoccupied New York City offices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawyer is accused of sexually assaulting client and several employees, disciplinary commission says
A Chicago family lawyer has been accused of offering to help a woman get custody of her children in exchange for having sex with him.
New York and Illinois join others moving to October online bar exam; another jurisdiction grants diploma privilege
In light of public health concerns, Illinois and New York have joined the growing list of states that canceled in-person bar exams, with plans for an October remote test offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Should there be an Aspen Dental equivalent for lawyers? Task force backs rule changes
"Antiquated" legal ethics rules are interfering with access to justice and a more sustainable legal profession, according to a bar association task force.
Afternoon Briefs: TRO to stop court reopening is denied; third federal inmate is executed

Judge rejects TRO in suit to stop court reopening

U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter Jr. refused to issue on Friday a temporary restraining order preventing in-court appearances in nonemergency criminal…

Read more ...