Alumni News

Ariel Levinson-Waldman, '01: Co-Founder and President of Tzedek DC

March 22, 2017 - 12:46pm

Tzedek DC, a non-profit organization recently co-founded by Ariel Levinson-Waldman, '01, with the mission of safeguarding the rights of low-income DC residents facing often unjust debt collection lawsuits and other predatory consumer crises, is now a full-time public interest center at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

Original source: 

https://www.tzedekdc.org/news-1/2017/2/24/tze...

Washington, D.C., February 23, 2017 – Tzedek DC, a non-profit organization with the mission of safeguarding the rights of low-income DC residents facing often unjust debt collection lawsuits and other predatory consumer crises, is now a full-time public interest center at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, announced Katherine “Shelley” Broderick, Dean of the School of Law, and Tzedek DC’s Board Chair Irvin Nathan.

This organization, which is housed at the School of Law, reunites Nathan, former DC Attorney General, and Ariel Levinson-Waldman, who was Nathan’s deputy at the Office of Attorney General before serving in the Obama Administration and is Tzedek DC’s founder and chief executive.  In addition to its Board, Tzedek DC is supported by a thirty-member Advisory Council made up of leaders from the DC legal, business, civic, and faith communities.

Continue reading: https://www.tzedekdc.org/news-1/2017/2/24/tze...

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Daniel Bramzon, '00: Q&A With Founder of LA Eviction Defense Law Firm Basta

March 15, 2017 - 9:47am

A Q&A with LA eviction defense lawyer Daniel Bramzon: The outspoken attorney sounds off on rental prices, displacement, and evictions.

Original source: 

http://la.curbed.com/2017/3/10/14599078/evict...

Eviction defense law firm Basta hasn't been around long -- it formed in 2005 -- but it's quickly developed the reputation of having revolutionized the (relatively small) field of tenant defense.

The firm now has offices in three Southern California cities and has expanded its focus into immigration law and housing rights. Curbed caught up with Basta's outspoken founder and president, Daniel Bramzon, to ask about his experience defending tenants amid Los Angeles's growing affordable housing crisis.

Continue reading: http://la.curbed.com/2017/3/10/14599078/evict...

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Jeffrey Wall, '03: Named Principal Deputy Solicitor General

March 8, 2017 - 1:25pm

Jeffrey Wall, '03, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, will be named the principal deputy solicitor general.

Original source: 

http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/03/trump-nomin...

Jeffrey Wall, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, will be named the principal deputy solicitor general. Wall has argued at the court 11 times, both while in private practice and in his prior job as an assistant to the solicitor general.

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Noel Francisco, '96: Trump Announces as Solicitor General Pick

March 8, 2017 - 12:16pm

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco, '96 to permanently fill that position Tuesday night.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/politics/solici...

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco to permanently fill that position Tuesday night.

Francisco, who most recently hails from the law firm Jones Day, has been working on the re-launch of the President's travel ban executive order. At Jones Day he worked with Donald McGahn, the current White House counsel, and is one of several Jones Day alumni currently serving in the Trump administration. "Noel is an incredibly gifted appellate advocate, I've worked with him a lot," said Mike Carvin, who has worked with Francisco for many years at Jones Day. "He is as easy to work with as he is persuasive to the courts., He can advance controversial issues without annoying the other side and even people who disagree with him in principal uniformly like him as a person." Continue reading: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/07/politics/solicitor-general-noel-francisco/
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Jim Parsons, '77: Recipient of AFP Chicago's 2017 Professional Grantor Award

March 7, 2017 - 3:28pm

On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Chicago Chapter will honor Jim Parsons, '77, with this year's Professional Grantor award.

Original source: 

https://afpc.memberclicks.net/honoree-spotlight-2017

On Friday, May 5th, AFP Chicago will proudly honor eight of the most distinguished leaders of the Chicago's philanthropic and nonprofit sectors at the 41st Annual Philanthropy Award Luncheon.

Please allow us to introduce you to Jim Parsons, the recipient of this year's Professional Grantor award.

For the past 13 years Jim Parsons has been President of The Brinson Foundation, a privately funded philanthropic organization established in 2001 by the nationally recognized authority in investment management, Gary Brinson. 

Jim's leadership has purposefully guided the Brinson family's interests in programs that encourage personal initiative, advance individual freedom and liberty, and positively contribute to society in the areas of education and scientific research. Continue reading: https://afpc.memberclicks.net/honoree-spotlight-2017

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James Burnham, '09: Appointed Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President

March 7, 2017 - 1:39pm

Most recently, Mr. Burnham served as an associate at Jones Day, where he primarily handled litigation against the Federal Government.

Original source: 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2...

James Burnham serves as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Associate Counsel to the President.  Most recently, Mr. Burnham served as an associate at Jones Day, where he primarily handled litigation against the Federal Government.  In particular, Mr. Burnham successfully represented former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell in McDonnell v. United States (a major challenge to the scope of the Federal corruption laws) and the Noel Canning Corporation in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning (a major constitutional challenge to several recess appointments by President Obama).  Mr. Burnham has also served as a lecturer-in-law at the University of Chicago Law School, and, earlier in his career, as a Law Clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.

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Sir R. John Laugharne Thomas, '70: Highest Ranking British Judge to Visit Cayman

February 28, 2017 - 10:55am

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Sir R. John Laugharne Thomas, '70, will speak at the main court building in Grand Cayman this week.

Original source: 

https://www.caymancompass.com/2017/02/26/high...

The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales will speak at the main court building in Grand Cayman this week.

Roger John Laugharne Thomas, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, QC, will speak at 4 p.m. March 2 on “Giving Business What it Wants – a Well Run Court for Commercial and Business Disputes” as part of the judicial administration’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

As the head of the judiciary and president of the courts in England and Wales, Lord Thomas is the highest ranking British judge to visit the Cayman Islands.

He read law at Trinity Hall in Cambridge and attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he earned a J.D. degree and was a Commonwealth Fellow.

Continue reading: https://www.caymancompass.com/2017/02/26/high...

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Robert Gasaway, '92 and Ashley Parrish, '98: "Administrative Law in Flux: An Opportunity for Constitutional Reassessment"

February 24, 2017 - 2:02pm

Robert Gasaway, '92 and Ashley Parrish, '98 recently posted on SSRN a new Law Review article on administrative law, entitled "Administrative Law in Flux: An Opportunity for Constitutional Reassessment," which will be published by the George Mason Law Review later this year.

Original source: 

https://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=4...

Abstract:

Now is an auspicious time to consider questions of administrative law with flexibility and rigor. Administrative law in the United States is being contested in intense debates, which go far beyond technical discussions among specialists. Administrative law has broken out of the backwater into the American public and political eye in ways that mirror broader and deeper disputes, divisions, and confusions over the rule of law as embodied in the American Constitution.

Continue reading: https://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=4...

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Luke Sobota, '99: "General Principles of Law and International Due Process"

February 23, 2017 - 5:49pm

Oxford University Press is publishing "General Principles of Law and International Due Process," a book on international law co-authored by Luke Sobota, '99 in March 2017.

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https://global.oup.com/academic/product/gener...

General Principles of Law and International Due Process Principles and Norms Applicable in Transnational Disputes Charles T. Kotuby, Jr., Luke A. Sobota, Center for International Legal Education (CILE) University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Foreword by Stephen M. Schwebel
  • An encyclopaedic discussion of the general principles of law and due process with a particular focus on developments since Bin Cheng's writing
  • Collects and distills these principles and norms in a single volume as a practical resource for international law jurists, advocates, and scholars
  • Offers an expert exposition of how international due process applies to contemporary disputes in the transnational sphere
  • Contains an extensive chapter on the historical genesis of the general principles of law and due process
  • Provides an annex of supporting authorities and cases

    https://global.oup.com/academic/product/gener...

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Jean-Jacques (J) Cabou, '03: Receives NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona's 2017 Trust AZ Women Award

February 23, 2017 - 5:41pm

Jean-Jacques (J) Cabou, '03, a partner in Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations practice, is the recipient of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona's 2017 Trust AZ Women Award.

Original source: 

https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/news-insights/...

Jean-Jacques (J) Cabou, a partner in Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations practice, is the recipient of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona's 2017 Trust AZ Women Award. The award honors an individual in Arizona who has worked to defend the rights of women to make their own family-building and healthcare decisions; it was presented to J during the organization's annual gala on January 26, 2017.

The Arizona chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America honored J for his commitment over many years defending Camelback Family Planning, a Phoenix clinic that provides abortions and other medical care. The clinic had been the target of various government investigations, most recently an investigation in which the office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich demanded the names and records of certain patients who had abortions there. In November 2016, J sued the attorney general’s office to enjoin that investigation, alleging that the investigation was improperly motivated by an animus toward the constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion. In January, in response to the suit, the attorney general’s office dropped its demand and closed its investigation.

The mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

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Tracey Meares, '91: "The Legitimacy of Policing and Citizenship"

February 23, 2017 - 5:36pm

Tracey Meares, '91 was the featured speaker of the 51st Annual William H. Leary Lecture at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, presenting on The Legitimacy of Policing and Citizenship.

Original source: 

http://www.law.utah.edu/event/51st-annual-wil...

What are police for? This topic has become a searing one over the last two years. Most people think the primary function of police is to address crime, but the reality is the decades of research finds little support for this popular idea. In fact, until recently, few believed that police made a substantial difference in the crime rate. What we do know is that the relationship that police have with the public is an important barometer of the public’s relationship with the state, and we know that police officers play a critical role in conveying important information to members of the public about their role and status as citizens. This lecture will explain the theory behind this idea and new empirical research that highlights not only the nature of the relationship that individuals have with legal authorities but also how the nature of that relationship implicates how we understand one another.

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University. Before arriving at Yale, she was Max Pam Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. She was, at both The University of Chicago and Yale Law Schools, the first African American woman to be granted tenure. Before going into academia, Professor Meares held positions clerking for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Professor Meares has worked extensively with the federal government, having served on the Committee on Law and Justice, a National Research Council Standing Committee of the National Academy of Sciences from 2004–2011. Additionally, she has served on two National Research Council Review Committees: one to review research on police policy and practices, which produced the book, Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing: The Evidence (2004, Skogan and Frydl, eds.) and another to review the National Institute of Justice, Strengthening the National Institute of Justice, (2010, Welford, Chemers and Schuck, eds). In November of 2010, Meares was named by Attorney General Eric Holder to sit on the Department of Justice’s newly-created Science Advisory Board. And in December 2014, President Obama named her as a member of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Professor Meares’s teaching and research interests focus on criminal procedure and criminal law policy, with a particular emphasis on empirical investigation of these subjects. Her writings on such issues as crime prevention and community capacity building are concertedly interdisciplinary and reflect a civil society approach to law enforcement that builds upon the interaction between law, culture, social norms, and social organization. She has written widely on these topics in both the academic and trade press. To this end, Professor Meares has been engaged in a number of action-oriented research projects in Chicago, Northern California, and several sites across New York State focused on violence reduction through legitimacy-enhancing strategies. Meares has been especially interested as of late in teaching and writing about communities, police legitimacy, and legal policy, and she has lectured on this topic extensively across the country to audiences of academics, lay people, and police professionals. Together with Tom Tyler, she directs the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, which plays a central role, along with John Jay University and the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA in a new federal initiative to build trust and confidence in the criminal justice system. She has a B.S. in general engineering from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

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Dale Wainwright, '88: Joins Greenberg Traurig, LLP as Chair of Texas Appellate Group

February 22, 2017 - 11:17am

Former Texas State Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, '88 has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as chair of its Texas Appellate Group.

Original source: 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dale-wainwright...

Former Texas State Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as chair of its Texas Appellate Group. He joins as a shareholder, moving from the Bracewell LLP Austin office where he was the managing partner.

"We are honored that Dale Wainwright has chosen Greenberg Traurig as the next step in his long and successful career. It is extremely telling when someone of his caliber makes a decision to join a firm," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig. "This means that our strategic development of key practices, with a focus on quality and the needs of clients in an innovative but disruptive marketplace, is achieving what we have set out to achieve on a number of levels and is attracting top-tier practitioners."

At Greenberg Traurig, Wainwright will represent clients in complex disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He will handle briefing and oral arguments, structure appeals and mandamus proceedings for success, and counsel clients on litigation strategy, error preservation at trial, jury charge preparation, post-verdict proceedings, and analysis of the trial record for appellate potential.

Continue reading: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dale-wainwright...

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John Cashman, '94: Named President of Major, Lindsey & Africa and Allegis Partners

February 22, 2017 - 11:09am

Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s largest legal search firm, and Allegis Partners, a global executive search firm, today announced the appointment of John Cashman, '94 as president of the two firms.

Original source: 

https://www.mlaglobal.com/news/john-cashman-n...

Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s largest legal search firm, and Allegis Partners, a global executive search firm, today announced the appointment of John Cashman as president of the two firms. In his new role, John will head strategic efforts to elevate the business of Major, Lindsey & Africa and Allegis Partners. Both are owned by Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. Previously, John served as partner and vice president of law firm recruiting for Major, Lindsey & Africa.

“For the past 12 years, John has demonstrated a deep understanding of our business and a commitment to delivering outstanding results and developing top talent,” said Andy Hilger, president of Allegis Group. “He has built his legacy to date as a champion within the law firm business, and I’m confident that John will quickly gain a deeper understanding of our other unique practices to heighten and improve their positioning as industry-leading brands as he has previously done with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Partner Practice Group.” 

John has a reputation for high performance and cultivating elite talent and has proven himself as integral to the firm. Since joining Major, Lindsey & Africa in 2005, he has risen through the ranks as a recruiter, manager and leader. Throughout his career, John has focused his practice on partner representation in the lateral market, practice group acquisition and firm mergers for diverse clients from top national and global law firms, regional U.S. firms and large public and private companies. 

Continue reading: https://www.mlaglobal.com/news/john-cashman-n...

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Donovan Borvan, '11: Selected to be the Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission

February 20, 2017 - 4:13pm

Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Donovan Borvan, '11, to be the Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.

Original source: 

http://www.wlsam.com/2017/02/18/shake-up-in-s...

Governor Rauner has also selected Donovan Borvan to be the Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Borvan brings years of experience in both government and the private sector to the position.  He is currently an Associate General Counsel in the Office of the Governor, directing the state’s litigation strategy and consent decree compliance at state agencies.

Borvan graduated from the University of Tennessee and earned his law degree from the University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago.​

Read the full article at http://www.wlsam.com/2017/02/18/shake-up-in-s....

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Margaret Peterlin, '00: Named Rex Tillerson's New Chief of Staff

February 13, 2017 - 11:51am

State Department officials have confirmed Margaret Peterlin, '00, as Rex Tillerson’s new Chief of Staff.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/globa...

One of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s most crucial missions is to ensure that the State Department he leads becomes an integral and influential part of the Trump administration and not an outpost of opposition to a White House set on radically altering U.S. foreign policy priorities. That strategy is playing out in his selection of key officials to manage his agency, including his new chief of staff.

The State Department workforce has good reason to be concerned about its relevance in Trump’s world. Trump’s executive order on immigration was crafted without significant State Department input, and Tillerson was reportedly baffled about not being consulted. When more than 900 department employees signed a dissent cable about the order, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said they should “either get with the program or they can go.”

Enter Margaret Peterlin, who State Department officials confirmed is Tillerson’s new chief of staff. Peterlin was with Trump before Tillerson came on to the scene. She helped guide Tillerson through his confirmation process, and the two developed a rapport. Now she will have the most important job at the State Department when it comes to managing the relationship between the secretary and the thousands of bureaucrats he leads.

Continue reading: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/globa...

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Marla Messing, '89, Appointed to Key Leadership Role at LA 2024

February 9, 2017 - 12:04pm

The Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid Exploratory Committee has announced the appointment of Marla Messing, '89 as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations.

Original source: 

http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__58986/Title...

LA 2024 today announced the appointments of Marla Messing as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations and Peter Tomozawa as Vice President and Executive Director for Partnerships and Board Relations. Formerly the President and CEO of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Messing will manage relationships with domestic Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders, including national governing bodies and American sports leaders. Messing will also work closely with leading LA and California tech innovators, ensuring their integration into LA’s plans to deliver a new Games for a new era. Tomozawa, formerly Executive Director of Business Development for Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, will manage relationships with institutional partners and board members as LA 2024 refines its low-risk, high-tech and sustainable Games plan.

LA 2024 today announced the appointments of Marla Messing as Vice President and Executive Director of Sport Leader Relations and Peter Tomozawa as Vice President and Executive Director for Partnerships and Board Relations. Formerly the President and CEO of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Messing will manage relationships with domestic Olympic and Paralympic stakeholders, including national governing bodies and American sports leaders. Messing will also work closely with leading LA and California tech innovators, ensuring their integration into LA’s plans to deliver a new Games for a new era. Tomozawa, formerly Executive Director of Business Development for Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, will manage relationships with institutional partners and board members as LA 2024 refines its low-risk, high-tech and sustainable Games plan.

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Ajit Pai, '97: "How FCC Chairman Became a Rising Republican Star"

February 9, 2017 - 11:52am

New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, '97, has made quite a splash in his first few weeks on the job, as the net neutrality opponent has been busy reversing the agency’s moves on everything from sponsored data offerings to subsidized internet programs.

Original source: 

http://m.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/ar...

New Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has made quite a splash in his first few weeks on the job, as the net neutrality opponent has been busy reversing the agency’s moves on everything from sponsored data offerings to subsidized internet programs.

And as one of the Trump administration’s few longtime Washington insiders, Pai has been effective so far working within the system to put his pro-business imprint on the commission.

Here are five things to know about the new FCC chairman:

http://m.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/ar...

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Roger Cramton, '55: 1929-2017

February 9, 2017 - 11:48am

Roger C. Cramton, '55, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

Original source: 

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/r...

Roger C. Cramton, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.

Cramton began teaching law in 1957 as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and then at the University of Michigan Law School, teaching ethics and torts. He became dean of the Cornell Law School in 1973, following work with the Administrative Conference of the U.S. and the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon appointed Cramton as chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an independent federal agency dedicated to improve federal administrative procedures. In 1972, Nixon appointed him as assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice, a role “much like that of chaplain to the pope,” according to the late Cornell law professor William Tucker Dean. Prior to Cramton’s appointment, the post was held by future Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, and Cramton was succeeded by future Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Continue reading: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/r...

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Jack O'Malley, '81: "Chicago Justice's Justice"

February 3, 2017 - 3:31pm

In the latest episode of a long and successful career, Jack O’Malley, '81, has gone from enforcing the law to practicing it to helping the practice exist authentically in a fictionalized world.

Original source: 

http://chicagolawyermagazine.com/Articles/201...

In the latest episode of a long and successful career, Jack O’Malley has gone from enforcing the law to practicing it to helping the practice exist authentically in a fictionalized world.

O’Malley, a retired 2nd District Appellate Court justice, is a consultant for the upcoming television show “Chicago Justice.” The show is the latest in a series of Chicago-based shows that exist in the same world, including “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med.”

“Chicago Justice” follows the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as it seeks to resolve cases. The first episode will air March 1 before moving to its regular 8 p.m. Sunday night time slot on March 5. O’Malley is uniquely equipped for the consulting gig: In addition to being a retired justice and a former Chicago police officer and tactical investigator, he served as the Cook County state’s attorney from 1990 to 1996.

He scored the NBC job as a result of a connection he made nearly four decades ago while in law school — a story he likes to tell his students as a visiting professor of law for Northern Illinois University College of Law.

“I tell my students that the relationships they form even before their legal careers get started can help them many years later,” O’Malley said. “I tell them that this is a guy I met the first day of law school, and in my retirement years, he presented me with a new line of work that’s really fun.”

O’Malley talks with us about his career and his future with “Chicago Justice.”

Continue reading: http://chicagolawyermagazine.com/Articles/201...

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Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, '86: Delivers Fourth State of the Judiciary

February 3, 2017 - 11:24am

Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald, '86, just presented his fourth State of the Judiciary, in which he called for improved access to justice.

Original source: 

http://www.midweek.com/chief-justice-mark-rec...

Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald just presented his fourth State of the Judiciary, in which he called for improved access to justice.

The state Judiciary constitutes the third branch of Hawaii’s government. It employs approximately 1,900 people, 82 of whom are judges. Courts can be found on all the islands, from Kona to Lihue, and a couple of times a month on Lanai and Molokai.

The Judiciary may enjoy equal status with the executive and legislative branches, but like the governor and all of his department heads and deputies, its leader too must go dutifully to the Capitol to brag and beg for funds.

So Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court Mark Recktenwald crossed King Street last Wednesday to deliver his fourth State of the Judiciary (the third he’s done in person; in 2013, he spoke via the Internet.)

Continue reading: http://www.midweek.com/chief-justice-mark-rec...

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