"Stunning." That’s how Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown described a Nov. 21 phone call with the high court’s vendor for implementing e-filing across the state. Lawyers who had been anticipating never having to run to the circuit clerk’s office again will have to delay their wish for six more months.
Google is fighting lawsuits in Illinois over its facial recognition technology, which provides the framework for the art-clone matching service. The basis for the pending litigation against Google is Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act — the first state or federal law to codify a person’s ability to sue over biometric privacy rights.
John Bouman started his career with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, now LAF, in the 1970s, working out of a storefront in Englewood. He helped spearhead the National Clearinghouse for Legal Services’ advocacy program with a group of other lawyers in 1996. In 2007, he stepped up to the presidency of that group, which had since been renamed the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.
Serving 55 years at Stateville for the murder and robbery of a disabled woman, David D. Brunner would not be the face to sway judge or juror in his lawsuit against the prison for failing to provide proper medical care. But his court-appointed pro bono attorney Joan E. Ahn, who made partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella in December, knew that, in this case, Brunner was in the right.
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn’s move from its previous Chicago office space to its new one was quick and painless, said partner Jason Rosenthal. By letting him tell it, the transition was so seamless that the staff quickly felt as if they had been working in the space for several weeks.
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