James Montgomery inspiring lawyers

James Montgomery Inspiring Lawyers To Serve

I was so honored to have had the opportunity to interview Chicago attorney James Montgomery.  In this video of our conversation, he reflects on what drew him to the law as a career, his work in both the public and…
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Thomas Fitzgeral Professionalism Champion

Thomas Fitzgerald Champion of Process

As he humbly recounts his heroic accomplishments of cleaning up the traffic court, instituting night court for criminal drug cases in order to best use limited resources in the fairest manner, and presiding over the historical impeachment trial of former…
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Ilana Rovner Civility in the Legal Profession

Judge Ilana Rovner discusses the importance of civility in our legal culture and how her passion for civility led her to pursue a career in the law, leading to her current position as judge for the United States Court of…
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Ann Claire Williams Advice for Lawyers

There is only so little time in a young lawyer’s work schedule to engage in pro bono, Judge Ann Claire Williams of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals readily acknowledged in my interview with her. However, it is important that…
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Thomas Sullivan Legend and Icon

You may separately read about his landmark accomplishments in criminal and civil litigation at Jenner & Block and as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Thomas P. Sullivan is a legend and icon in the legal community. In…
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Ann Claire Williams Be Inspired

With her appointment by President Ronald Reagan, at the age of 35, Judge Williams became one of the youngest judges ever appointed to an Article III federal judgeship. At that time, she was the first African American woman appointed to…
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Mary Ann McMorrow Last Interview

Chief Justice McMorrow (Ret.), who died on February 23, 2013, was the first woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court and the first woman to serve as chief justice. Justice McMorrow was a pioneer as a woman in the…
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Thomas Sullivan Operation Greylord

Remember Operation Greylord? Sure you do. The FBI corruption investigation into Cook County’s judiciary leading to 92 indictments. The first investigation to legally allowed wiretaps into a judges chambers. The investigation named after the curly wigs worn by British Judges. …
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Thomas Sullivan On Guantanamo Bay

We must safeguard the Rule of Law, particularly when we are feeling vulnerable to random acts of terror. For example, Guantanamo Bay. The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment issued its report, two years in the making. There was…
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