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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.”
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.
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.
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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Bar leaders speak out

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.

Arab American Bar Association of Illinois

This year’s Law Day theme, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” is beautiful and so relevant. For our country and its rich diversity of people, culture and opinions, it is more important than ever that we understand and appreciate how important freedom is.

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois is one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois. It was first established in 1914 by nine women lawyers practicing in the Chicago metropolitan area.
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