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Post Authored by Chastidy Burns and Kenneth Matuszewski In response to national discussions surrounding racial injustice, inequality, and police brutality, the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association has convened a coalition that will promote social justice by channeling the voices, skills, and support of younger attorneys to work toward the implementation of meaningful change and reform. The CBA’s YLS Racial Justice Coalition was formed with the purpose of collaborating with leading forces in…
Post Authored by Teresa Dettloff What is IHL? International humanitarian law, or IHL, is a set of rules and regulations that apply in the context of an armed conflict. The most important goal of IHL is to minimize unnecessary suffering and destruction by diminishing the harmful effects of the ongoing conflict. Further, the main principles of IHL include proportionality, necessity, distinction, and the prohibition of unnecessary suffering. These principles apply in the context of international…
MN Department of Human Services is looking for a Chief Legal Counsel for the Office of Inspector General to serve as the chief legal advisor to the Inspector General and oversee legal functions across the divisions of the Office of Inspector General.<br /> <br /> Salary Range: $43.39 – $62.12/hourly; $90,598 – $129,706/annually<br /> <br /> Click here to view full job posting and to apply.<br /> Or go to&nbsp;<a href=”https://mn.gov/mmb/careers” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”…
Looking to catch up on your summer reading? The May / June 2020 issue of the CBA Record is available online! Click here to read it now! Featured YLS Journal articles include: The Year in Review, by Octavio Duran The Jury Problem: Why Courts Should Change the Way Juries Deliberate, by Sami Azhari The CBA Record is a multifaceted journal published six times a year for members of the Chicago Bar Association. A typical issue…
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:<br /> July 13,&nbsp;2020<br /> Contact: Teddy Tschann<br /> <a href=”mailto:teddy.tschann@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>teddy.tschann@state.mn.us</a><br /> 651-402-8841</p> <p style=”text-align: center;”>Walz, Flanagan Thank Chair of Judicial Selection Commission and Announce Process to Fill Vacancy<strong style=”text-align: left;”>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>[ST. PAUL, MN] &ndash; Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that Lola Velazquez-Aguilu is stepping down as chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection to join the Attorney General&rsquo;s office as a Special Assistant…
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:<br /> July 13, 2020<br /> Contact: Teddy Tschann<br /> <a href=”mailto:teddy.tschann@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>teddy.tschann@state.mn.us</a><br /> 651-402-8841</p> <p style=”text-align: center;”><a name=”x__Hlk44599035″>Commission on Judicial Selection&nbsp;</a>Opens Application Process for Vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District<strong style=”text-align: left;”>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>[ST. PAUL, MN] &ndash;&nbsp;<a name=”x__Hlk44599062″>On July 6, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced&nbsp;</a>three new vacancies occurring in Minnesota&rsquo;s Fourth Judicial District. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Fred Karasov and the Honorable Ronald…
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:<br /> July 13, 2020<br /> Contact: Teddy Tschann<br /> <a href=”mailto:teddy.tschann@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>teddy.tschann@state.mn.us</a><br /> 651-402-8841</p> <p style=”text-align: center;”>Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District<strong style=”text-align: left;”>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>[ST. PAUL, MN] &ndash; On July 6, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy occurring in Minnesota&rsquo;s Fifth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the appointment of the Honorable Gordon&nbsp;L. Moore to the Minnesota…
<p style=”text-align: center;”>PRESIDENT’S AWARD</p> <p style=”text-align: center;”>June 2020</p> <p style=”text-align: center;”>(Tom Nelson’s Remarks)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Each year, the outgoing President of the MSBA enjoys the privilege of designating someone as the recipient of the annual President’s Award.&nbsp; As I mentioned to Vice President Mondale the other day, I have scanned the globe and, as it turns out, the MSBA President’s Award is pretty much the only honor he has not yet received.&nbsp; No longer.&nbsp; He is…
Post Authored by Haley Jenkins The Seventh Circuit recently resolved two questions regarding the injury-in-fact requirement of Article III standing for Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., claims. See Bryant v. Compass Group USA, Inc, No. 20-1443 (7th Cir. 2020). Over the last three to four years, parties on either side of suits brought under BIPA have argued alternating positions regarding whether plaintiffs have Article III standing to pursue their…
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:<br /> July 2, 2020<br /> Contact: Teddy Tschann<br /> <a href=”mailto:teddy.tschann@state.mn.us” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>teddy.tschann@state.mn.us</a><br /> 651-402-8841&nbsp;</p> <p style=”text-align: center;”>Governor Tim Walz Appoints Kellie Charles, Edward Sheu to Fill Second Judicial District Vacancies</p> <p>[ST. PAUL, MN] &ndash; Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Kellie Charles and Edward Sheu as District Court Judges in Minnesota&rsquo;s Second Judicial District. Both seats will be chambered in St. Paul.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Ms. Charles&rsquo; appointment will fill…