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1752 ABA Journal Illinois articles.

BigLaw partner says lawyers have an obligation to give back to their communities

“Too many lawyers have forgotten their humanity. We have become so consumed with billing hours and rainmaking that we have forgotten the simple joy we felt when we used to shake cans on the quads of our universities for local charities,” writes Lindsey D.G. Dates, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s litigation department.

Lawyer who used gay slur to refer to judge should get stayed suspension, opinion says
A Colorado lawyer should receive a stayed suspension for referring to a judge as a "gay, fat, f- -" in an email to two clients, according to an opinion by the judge appointed to preside in discipline matters.
Federal judge trims law firm’s suit that claims a rival firm hijacked website traffic
A federal judge in Chicago has trimmed some claims from an Illinois law firm’s suit that alleges that a rival hijacked its website traffic and copied some of its website content.
Judge slams emergency motion to halt knockoff unicorn art amid coronavirus pandemic
A federal judge in Chicago had no patience for a lawyer who sought a quick hearing on his client's bid for a temporary restraining order to halt the sale of knockoff unicorn art.
Number of crimes committed by released arrestees jumped after Chicago-area bail reform, study says
An analysis of bail reform in Cook County, Illinois, underplayed the increase in crime that followed, according to a University of Utah study and a review by the Chicago Tribune.
Illinois disciplinary panel recommends Rod Blagojevich be disbarred
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich should be stripped of his law license, the state’s disciplinary agency for lawyers announced on Tuesday.
Lawyer, author and founder of program for wrongfully convicted dies at 52
Laura Caldwell, a lawyer, author and founder of a project that supported the wrongfully convicted, died Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS splits over immigrant’s fight against ID theft conviction; first black justice on top Illinois court dies

SCOTUS splits over undocumented immigrant’s fight against state identify theft conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday against Ramiro Garcia, an unauthorized immigrant in Kansas who was convicted…

Judge is reassigned after video shows her forcing child into lockup
A judge in Chicago has been reassigned to administrative duties after a video showed her placing a child in a holding cell behind her courtroom.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump bashes Sotomayor and Ginsburg; PDs reach deal in masturbating-inmate suit

Trump says Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg should recuse in his cases

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves…

Why did a Georgia city prohibit tattoos on Sundays?
These days, people from all walks of life get tattoos. But in Columbus, Georgia, it was illegal to give them on Sundays, until recently. No one knows for sure what led to the law, but some suspect that it was what’s known as a “blue law,” a term for state and municipal regulations that prohibits commerce on Sundays, when lawmakers thought people should be in church.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump’s ‘clemency blitz’ helps Blago; federal judges to discuss Roger Stone case

President Trump goes on a ‘clemency blitz,’ and the list is long

President Donald Trump has pardoned junk bond king Michael Milken, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik…

New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes

Alexandra Carson thought the interview had gone well. Her experience managing a restaurant more than qualified her for the server position at a buffet chain near her rural Texas home,…

Afternoon Briefs: Perkins Coie sued over Steele dossier; Facebook agrees to $550M privacy settlement

Ex-Trump aide sues Perkins Coie, DNC over Steele dossier

Carter Page, a former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Perkins Coie and the Democratic…

Fired partner is accused of double billing, charging personal expenses to firm
A former Vedder Price partner in Chicago is accused in an ethics complaint of double billing for legal services and charging the firm for personal expenses.

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