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Podcast: Love and divorce edition

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The state of the marriage union is discussed by two top Chicago-area family lawyers in this podcast from The Chicago Bar Association on the Legal Talk Network featuring Miles N. Beermann and Kimberly Cook. Hosts Jon Amarilio and Jennifer Byrne … Continue reading

Justice Dept. places quotas on immigration judges

The Justice Department is imposing quotas on how quickly immigration judges can close cases in an effort to speed up the process, raising serious questions about the independence of the judicial branch of law. The ABA Journal, The Washington Post … Continue reading

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For the latest in legal and political news and opinions, follow The Trial Lawyer magazine on social media! The Trial Lawyer is the official publication of Legal Associations Management, and it’s now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We regularly post … Continue reading

Trump’s threats to DACA

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Over the weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted that there would be “NO MORE DACA DEAL” and blamed the failure on Democrats. At CNN, attorney Raul Reyes writes that Trump is ignorant of the nation’s immigration laws, pointing out that it … Continue reading

How a lawyer pulled off the greatest Social Security fraud ever

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He called himself “Mr. Social Security.” And in a way, he was: Attorney Eric Conn ripped off Social Security for $550 million. Conn told his clients in Kentucky that he could get them disability money that they couldn’t get on … Continue reading

Time to abolish ICE?

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been in the news a lot lately, and not always in a good light. Does the US need a mass deportation strike force? A civil rights lawyer who’s running for Congress doesn’t think so. … Continue reading

Podcast: Asylum forbidden: AG Sessions changes who qualifies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ war on asylum cities and states continues, the Justice Department has begun to change the definition of who qualifies for asylum protection. Sessions is placing stricter limits on who can qualify for asylum in America. … Continue reading

Podcast: What’s in a law firm name?

Legal Toolkit

Choosing a name for your law firm isn’t necessarily a simple process. However, what that name denotes can have a tremendous impact on your level of success. The name doesn’t have to be boring, but lawyers don’t always feel compelled … Continue reading

A ‘dreamer’ waits and watches the clock run out

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Leezia Dhalla is a ‘dreamer,’ one of thousands of immigrants who were brought to this country as children. Her legal protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals run out in less than two months. She has lived in the … Continue reading

New Film Exposes Nationwide Abuses of Seniors and People With Disabilities, Calls for Reforms in Guardianships

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Pursuit of Justice is a film (36 min.) by Greg Byers which tracks the advocacy of civil rights attorney Thomas F. Coleman, clinical psychologist Nora J. Baladerian, and a growing network of activists as they travel the country promoting reforms … Continue reading

 
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