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Hobby for this 78 year old lawyer? Bullfighting.

  I almost missed this article by James Podger in the ABA Magazine.  Glad I didn’t. In their off hours, some lawyers like to golf.  Some like to travel.  And then there is Jame Pritikin. Mr. Pritikin, a Chicago divorce attorney, has a hobby as well.  He fights bulls.  He discovered bullfighting while a student at the University of Illinois.  He w… Read More
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Abraham Lincoln, open windows and supposed ethical lapses.

    Saw an excellent article in the Illinois Bar Journal by lawyers Guy Franker and J. Steven Beckett entitled Lawyer Lincoln’s Legacy – Honest Abe on Lawyer Honesty.  Their article offered an interesting analysis of a supposed ethical lapse Mr. Lincoln had whilst defending a woman on murder charges.  Before going much further, let me… Read More
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Just in Time for March Madness - nice digs for a bad team.

Saw this on the Huffington Post last week and had to write about it. Nebraska University Mens Basketball Coach Tim Miles is plain fed up. A couple of weeks ago, his Cornhuskers got blown out at home by Iowa. And the loss was not an unusual event. In fact, losing had become pretty commonplace for the Nebraska lads. Before the Iowa game they had lost 7 of their… Read More
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Old Lawyers and 16 inch softball. Who knew?

Couple of weeks ago, I was asked by a colleague if I was interested in playing on his Over Fifty 16 Inch Softball team.  I was flattered, certain that he had heard of my athletic prowess.  Sadly no.  As he explained, “You are the only guy I know who is over 50 and still healthy enough to play.”  Oh. I haven’t played 16 inch softball since… Read More
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Blue Demons basketball back in Chicago?

Saw this very interesting report by Greg Hinz in Crains.  According to the article, DePaul University continues  to show interest in playing basketball closer to its primary Lincoln Park Campus.  And, Hinz reports, there are two very, appealing options: 1) McCormick Place, where the Blue Demons would have their own building as well as naming rights o… Read More
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A Blog Recommendation

Every year, the American Bar Association publishes its list of the Best 100 Law Blawgs. Sadly my little blog has yet to crack the list. Perhaps next year… But enough about me. I read the article this morning in court while waiting for the judge to grace us peon lawyers with his presence. One of the blogs on the list is the Namby Pamby, written anonymousl… Read More
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EVERY NOW AND THEN....

In the very near future I will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of an elderly client who lives in the City. The complaint will allege that one day, my client was sitting on his front porch, alone, enjoying a summer evening, listening to the ballgame. Then for no reason, my client’s neighbor, a much younger man, suddenly rushed over, grabbed my client and… Read More
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RED LETTER DAY!

Good day today. It appears that I am finally wrapping up a retaliatory discharge case that has seemingly been going on forever. Plaintiff agreed to accept a settlement and the releases are finally signed, sealed and delivered. Would love to provide additional details, but the settlement is confidential. And, Mark Buerhle of the White Sox throws a perfect game… Read More
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JILL BIDEN

I was excited to see President Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th president on Tuesday. I was a big Obama supporter early on, when all the political types were saying it couldn’t be done. And I was impressed with his inaugural address as well. He wisely elected to dial down the inspirational content and instead focus on the serious challeges facing Americ… Read More
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