Chicago Daily Law Bulletin archives, 2015

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin archives

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2015 (click here for 2013-2014)

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The 35,000 square foot rotunda in the 65,000 square foot Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum for African American History.
The 35,000 square foot rotunda in the 65,000 square foot Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum for African American History. (photo by Jack Silverstein for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin)

6 JAN 2015 — Expansions at Polsinelli & Heyl, Royster

8 JAN 2015 — Fundraiser for The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum

9 JAN 2015 — Law School Notes: Deans react to the 2015 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) conference (free PDF)

12 JAN 2015 — Amicus Curious: Employment lawyer Marc J. Siegel (SUB)

15 JAN 2015 — 7th Circuit: No privacy in police cars (SUB)

16 JAN 2015 — Obituary of attorney Joseph Tecson (SUB)

19 JAN 2015 — Amicus Curious: Employment lawyer Paul Burmeister works with musicians’ unions to help save small town orchestras (SUB)

21 JAN 2015 — In Chambers: Lake County Circuit Judge Jorge Ortiz (SUB)

23 JAN 2015 — Law School Notes: A look at Loyola’s London Comparative Advocacy Program (SUB)

26 JAN 2015 — Amicus Curious: Three Chicago attorneys join Otis Wilson to produce ” ’85: The Untold Story of the Greatest Team in Pro Football History,” the first full-length documentary on the 1985 Chicago Bears

27 JAN 2015 — Loyola’s new online-only global competition law program (SUB)

28 JAN 2015 — Obituary of attorney and retired judge Michael Galasso (SUB)

30 JAN 2015 — Law School Notes: Interview with University of Chicago Law School professor Eric Posner about his new book “Twilight of Human Rights Laws” (SUB)

4 FEB 2015 — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speaks at Northwestern University School of Law

6 FEB 2015 — Law School Notes: LGBTQ judges reach out to students at DePaul, Loyola & Northwestern for Q&A sessions (SUB)

9 FEB 2015 — Recap of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law conference on human trafficking

13 FEB 2015 — IIT Chicago-Kent’s Alumni-Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week

17 FEB 2015 — Profile of University of Chicago Law School’s musical (SUB)

18 FEB 2015 — Profile of Michael Zink, incoming president of the Advocates Society (SUB)

20 FEB 2015 — Law School Notes: DePaul announces three finalists for dean; selection will be fourth female law dean in Chicago history

23 FEB 2015 — Amicus Curious: Chicago lawyers attend ‘Broadway fantasy camp’ at Bailiwick Chicago

24 FEB 2015 — Northern Illinois University College of Law’s 12th annual Minority Reception (SUB)

25 FEB 2015 — Cook County man’s family receives $2.6 million jury verdict in wrongful death case (SUB)

On March 26, DePaul University College of Law announced its hiring of Jennifer L. Rosato Perea of Northern Illinois University College of Law as its new dean. (photo by Michael R. Schmidt)
On March 26, DePaul University College of Law announced its hiring of Jennifer L. Rosato Perea of Northern Illinois University College of Law as its new dean. (photo by Michael R. Schmidt for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin)

27 FEB 2015 — Law School Notes: Valparaiso University Law School’s new Legal Journalism course that trains students in media sensitivity and manipulation (SUB)

2 MAR 2015 — Amicus Curious: Arnstein & Lehr attorneys guide Heritage International Christian Church through bankruptcy (free PDF)

4 MAR 2015 — In Chambers: Lake County Circuit Judge Mitchell L. Hoffman (SUB)

6 MAR 2015 — Law School Notes: Interview with University of Chicago Law School professor Craig Futterman, whose police accountability clinic and work with journalist Jamie Kalven helps monitor police action

13 MAR 2015 — Interview with Judge Charles P. Kocoras about “May It Please The Court,” his biography of Dan K. Webb (SUB)

16 MAR 2015 — Lombard woman receives $14 million settlement for injuries sustained in car accident

17 MAR 2015 — Lawyer organizes Chicago regional competition in national Student Trial Advocacy Competition

20 MAR 2015 — Law School Notes: DePaul receives $5 million endowment and Chicago-Kent wins trial advocacy competition (SUB)

23 MAR 2015 — Amicus Curious: Renaissance man Benjeman Nichols is a personal-injury lawyer and a trumpet player and a cook and a baker and fluent in German and a former music teacher for hearing-impaired students and… (SUB)

26 MAR 2015 — DePaul University College of Law names Jennifer L. Rosato Perea of NIU its new dean

27 MAR 2015 — Required score to pass Illinois bar exam not rising as much as previously announced

27 MAR 2015 — Law School Notes: Profile of the Chicago Video Game Law Summit, co-sponsored by The John Marshall Law School (SUB)

30 MAR 2015 — Amicus Curious: Filmmaker, painter, cartoonist and labor & employment attorney Michael Cramer and his film ‘Teenage Ghost Punk’

47 people were killed in the Lac-Megantic oil disaster in July 2013. Meet Peter J. Flowers, the attorney who represented some of the families. (photo via google)
47 people were killed in the Lac-Megantic oil disaster in July 2013. Attorney Peter J. Flowers – profiled in the April 2015 issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine – represented some of the families. (photo via google)

Chicago Lawyer Magazine, April 2015 issue: Profile of personal & catastrophic injury attorney Peter J. Flowers, with focus on the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster and oil spill/explosion

1 APR 2015 — Obituary for attorney Richard T. “Dick” Ryan (SUB)

3 APR 2015 — Law School Notes: Chicago-Kent’s new Intensive Clinic (SUB)

6 APR 2015 — Amicus Curious: The Chicago Lawyers Rugby Football Club

8 APR 2015 — Obituary on NIU law professor Lawrence Schlam (SUB)

10 APR 2015 — Law School Notes: Meet the three finalists for the deanship at University of Illinois College of Law

13 APR 2015 — Amicus Curious: Joseph W. Barber, of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, and his Peace Corps experience in Ghana (SUB)

15 APR 2015 — In Chambers: 1st District Appellate Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs (SUB)

17 APR 2015 — Law School Notes: American Bar Association to extend free membership to law students

20 APR 2015 — Amicus Curious: 81-year-old retired attorney Bradley David Steinberg looks back on his life and career, which has included painting, poetry and an offer to pitch for the St. Louis Browns (SUB)

21 APR 2015 — Northwestern University professor Peter Ludlow loses appeal on his defamation suit (SUB)

22 APR 2015 — Tips for lawyers on how to use the Freedom of Information Act aka FOIA (SUB)

24 APR 2015 — Law School Notes: Analysis of Class of 2014 Illinois law employment statistics, as compiled by the American Bar Association

26 APR 2015 — Law Day 2015: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about law school clinics

26 APR 2015 Law Day 2015: A law school clinic for every need

28 APR 2015 — University of Chicago Law School’s youth/police conference

1 MAY 2015 — Law School Notes: SEC is looking for law grads, and other notes from Northwestern’s Garrett Corporate and Securities Law Institute conference (SUB)

4 MAY 2015 — Amicus Curious: Michael Weissman of Levin, Ginsburg and his trips overseas to teach the law (SUB)

5 MAY 2015 — Northwestern offers ‘Interest Freedom Plan,’ student loan debt relief to private sector graduates (SUB)

6 MAY 2015 — State appellate court affirms circuit judge’s decision to retry medical-malpractice wrongful-death case in which jury favored plaintiff but awarded $0

8 MAY 2015 — Recap of City Club of Chicago luncheon on Cook County’s criminal justice system with Anita Alvarez, Tom Dart, Timothy Evans and Toni Preckwinkle (SUB)

(From left) Roshna B. Keen, April D. Kentala and Charles Jones are among the attorneys and organizers working with First Defense Legal Aid, which provides arrestees with a free attorney for their interrogation. Keen is a lawyer at Loevy & Loevy, Kentala works full time with FDLA and Jones leads “Know Your Rights” workshops. (photo by Ben Speckmann for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin)
(From left) Roshna B. Keen, April D. Kentala and Charles Jones are among the attorneys and organizers working with First Defense Legal Aid, which provides arrestees with a free attorney for their interrogation. Keen is a lawyer at Loevy & Loevy, Kentala works full time with FDLA and Jones leads “Know Your Rights” workshops. (photo by Ben Speckmann for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin)

13 MAY 2015 — Profile on First Defense Legal Aid as it celebrates its 20th anniversary

14 MAY 2015 — Northern Illinois University College of Law names Mark Cordes interim dean (SUB)

15 MAY 2015 — Law School Notes: Loyola University Chicago School of Law partners with startup incubator 1871 (SUB)

18 MAY 2015 — Amicus Curious: Joseph G. Klest reflects on career spent representing sexual abuse victims, especially of the Catholic Church (SUB)

22 MAY 2015 — Law School Notes: City gives John Marshall $64,000 grant to continue teaching restorative justice in three public schools

26 MAY 2015 — University of Chicago Law School names Geoffrey Stone interim dean (SUB)

27 MAY 2015 — In Chambers: DuPage County Associate Judge Elizabeth Sexton and the pro se court (SUB)

28 MAY 2015 — Q&A with James J. Laraia, incoming president of the DuPage County Bar Association (SUB)

29 MAY 2015 — Law School Notes: Northwestern receives $1 million donation for international health program (SUB)

1 JUNE 2015 — Q&A with Michael J. Ori, incoming president of the Lake County Bar Association (SUB)

2 JUNE 2015 — Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine P.C. wins three defense verdicts in 30 hours (SUB)

3 JUNE 2015 — Q&A with Jessica Arong O’Brien, incoming president of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (SUB)

5 JUNE 2015 — Law School Notes: How the Northwestern legal clinic secured the exoneration of convicted-murderer Jason Strong

10 JUNE 2015 — Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on the death penalty and other topics

12 JUNE 2015 — Law School Notes: A look ahead at new programs, degrees, clinics and other initiatives from Illinois’ law schools (SUB)

15 JUNE 2015 — Amicus Curious: Brett A. August, the knight who says ‘oui’ (SUB)

16 JUNE 2015 — Last-minute filing legitimate, despite processing delay, 7th Circuit rules (SUB)

18 JUNE 2015 — Law School Notes (Thursday): Northwestern Law on STEM-law alliance and future of legal education (SUB)

19 JUNE 2015 — 100 years later, the jury convenes: a criminal mock trial on the Eastland Disaster, with Dan Webb, Robert Clifford and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke

22 JUNE 2015 — Law School Notes (Monday): Outgoing U. of C. law dean Mike Schill on relationship between law and business (SUB)

23 JUNE 2015 — Lake County elects Judge Jorge L. Ortiz as new chief judge (SUB)

24 JUNE 2015 — Illinois State Bar Association gives award to IIT Chicago-Kent (SUB)

26 JUNE 2015 — Law School Notes: ABA Task Force on Financing Legal Education (SUB)

29 JUNE 2015 — Federal jury awards $22.9 million to real-estate investor who worked with Antoin “Tony” Rezko

30 JUNE 2015 — Cook County jury awards $2.1 million to family of woman killed when her car was struck by an SUV being chased by police (SUB)

2 JULY 2015 — University of Chicago Law School launches its first MOOC: ‘Massive Open Online Courses’ (SUB)

6 JULY 2015 — Law School Notes (Monday): University of Illinois College of Law names Vikram Amar its new dean (SUB)

7 JULY 2015 — A breakdown of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 224, which Jackie Robinson West is using in its legal action against Little League

8 JULY 2015 — In Chambers: Lake County Associate Judge Donna-Jo Vorderstrasse (SUB)

9 JULY 2015 — Hinshaw & Culbertson has a new firm chairman (SUB)

10 JULY 2015 — Law School Notes: Illinois now considering the Uniform Bar Exam

13 JULY 2015 — Amicus Curious: Entertainment attorney Tom Leavens discusses the impact the “Blurred Lines” verdict will have on entertainment law (SUB)

15 JULY 2015 — A look at “A Murder in the Park,” a new documentary about Anthony Porter, Alstory Simon, David Protess and the Northwestern Innocence Project

17 JULY 2015 — Law School Notes: The John Marshall Law School’s China program with Loeb & Loeb (SUB) (free PDF)

20 JULY 2015 — Amicus Curious: Retired litigator Irving Stenn Jr. and his donation to the Art Institute of 105 drawings, including Bochner, Malevich and LeWitt

21 JULY 2015 — IIT Chicago-Kent and Loyola add programs in compliance (SUB)

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin staffers past and present celebrate reporter John Rooney's addition to the Billy Goat Tavern's Wall of Fame, July 21, 2015. Back row, left to right: John Corcoran, Pat Milhizer, Roy Strom, Jerry Crimmins, John Sadowski, Marc Karlinsky, Adam Music. Front row standing: Abdon Pallasch, Jamie Loo, Bethany Krajelis, Jack Silverstein. Seated: John Rooney. (photo by Ben Speckmann)
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin staffers past and present celebrate reporter John Rooney’s addition to the Billy Goat Tavern’s Wall of Fame, July 21, 2015. (photo by Ben Speckmann)

22 JULY 2015 — The Daily Law Bulletin’s John Rooney joins the Billy Goat Tavern’s Wall of Fame (SUB)

24 JULY 2015 — Law School Notes: Meet six new professors/scholars at Illinois law schools (SUB)

27 JULY 2015 — Amicus Curious: State’s attorneys’ softball team wins eighth straight lawyers league championship

29 JULY 2015 — Nisen & Elliott combine with Carlson Partners Ltd. (SUB)

31 JULY 2015 — Law School Notes: Meet John Bergholz, new head of fundraising at John Marshall Law School (SUB)

3 AUG 2015 — American Bar Association Annual Meeting: Domestic violence in professional sports, with attorneys Scott Andresen and Randall Kessler (SUB)

5 AUG 2015 — American Bar Association Annual Meeting: House of Delegates adopts resolution from Task Force on Financing Legal Education (SUB)

7 AUG 2015 — Law School Notes at American Bar Association Annual Meeting: American Bar Association student division in $600,000 hole

10 AUG 2015 — Amicus Curious: NIU law professor Yolanda King becomes tattoo expert after watching “The Hangover Part 2” and reading about litigation between Mike Tyson’s tattoo artist and Warner Bros. regarding tattoo on Ed Helms’ character’s face

12 AUG 2015 — Estate of Dawn Clark Netsch donates $5 million to Northwestern University School of Law (SUB)

14 AUG 2015 — Law School Notes: Meet IIT Chicago-Kent head librarian Keith Ann Stiverson

17 AUG 2015 — Amicus Curious: Harrison & Held hires John Posner, real-life “Maverick,” as CEO

18 AUG 2015 — Labor & Employment attorneys reflect on NLRB ruling in Northwestern University football unionization hearing

19 AUG 2015 — In Chambers: Associate Judge Stuart Katz discusses life in the Cook County Juvenile Center (SUB)

21 AUG 2015 — Law School Notes: Interview with new DePaul University College of Law Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea (SUB)

24 AUG 2015 — Law School Notes: Interview with new University of Illinois College of Law Dean Vikram Amar (SUB)

25 AUG 2015 — Law Firm Leaders: Interview with Joe Tilson, lead attorney representing Northwestern University in its case against football players attempting to unionize

26 AUG 2015 — Edelson P.C. adds seven attorneys including cybercrime prosecutor Alexander Nguyen

27 AUG 2015 — Law Firm Leaders: Interview with Arnstein & Lehr’s Michael Gesas (SUB)

31 AUG 2015 — Amicus Curious: The friendship between Chicago office managing partners Amy B. Manning of McGuireWoods and Mary G. Wilson of Dentons (SUB)

1 SEP 2015 — Law School Notes: Interview with new NIU interim law dean Mark Cordes (SUB)

2 SEP 2015 — Obituary of medical malpractice attorney Donald Hoppe, who represented the Chicago Bears’ team doctor Theodore Fox in a suit brought by Dick Butkus (SUB)

3 SEP 2015 — Milwaukee firm Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek S.C. absorbs Varga, Berger, Ledsky, Hayes & Casey (SUB)

4 SEP 2015 — What I learned as a law school beat reporter (SUB)

Leading Lawyers Magazine, March 2016 issue: Cover story on “The Gentleman Injury Lawyer” Martin Healy (written summer 2015)

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