Bar Associations

Post Authored by Yara Mroueh Uber and its employees reached a deal in the above-mentioned matter through conciliation, which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) must complete before going to court under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). The agreement ended an investigation opened by the EEOC in 2017 regarding a series of claims about Uber’s workplace culture. Among these claims were sexual harassment in violation of Title VII. It…
Post Authored by Alex J. Whitt In the course of any consumer bankruptcy proceeding, creditors will deal with a debtor’s sensitive information.  Under Bankruptcy Rule 9037, Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) includes social security numbers, taxpayer identification numbers, birth dates, names of minors, and financial account numbers.  This information also cannot be disclosed in full in a filing with the bankruptcy court under the same rule.  But mistakes happen, and a new amendment to Bankruptcy Rule…
The YLS is excited to host a “Shadow-a-Lawyer Month” during the month of February 2020! Our goal is to provide law students with a valuable opportunity to connect with young lawyers in the Chicago area for networking, for mentorship and for firsthand experience and exposure to the day-to-day of practicing law. We are currently seeking lawyers to volunteer. You can take a student to court, invite them to your office, bring them along to a…
Post Authored by Kenny Matuszewski This article is the second in a series of articles focusing on the Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer, Chief Judge of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. In 2019, the @theBar blog was privileged enough to write a Judicial Profile for Judge Pallmeyer and help capture a historic moment for the Northern District of Illinois. The profile can be found here. But Judge Pallmeyer was not only generous…
Come join the YLS Health & Hospital Law Committee on January 13, 2020, at 12:15 pm for an in-depth discussion on HIPAA and its implications facing the legal community today. Our guest speaker will be Marla Izbicky, an attorney from L&G Law Group LLP (formerly Lowis & Gellen LLP). Marla concentrates her practice on representing hospitals, physicians, and healthcare providers in complex medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Izbicky is involved in all stages of litigation, including…
Help Prepare Lunch at Ronald McDonald House on January 17 Join the Young Lawyers Section Women in the Law Committee in giving back to the families of children who are receiving treatment at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Volunteers are needed to help at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital (211 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611) on Friday, January 17, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Through the “Meals from the Heart” program,…
Post authored by Jesse Footlik Part 2 of a Series As discussed in Part 1 of this series, millions of seniors fall victim to financial exploitation each year.  Without a substitute decision-maker or an Agent acting in their best interest, seniors with diminished capacity have little recourse.  Temporary guardianship can provide swift relief and prevent further harm in dire circumstances, such as when Grandpa’s funds are rapidly depleted or when the title to Grandma’s bank…
Post authored by Gretchen L. Cady Implementing a mentoring program is an involved process. There’s the organizing, the matching process, the kick-off meeting, the tracking, the follow-up contact and the follow-up to the follow-up. And the paperwork . . . oh, the paperwork. It’s enough to make any Program Administrator want to only complete the necessary steps and move on. If the mentoring program is a success: it will cover the Illinois Supreme Court Commission…
Post Authored by Max Barack Starting January 1, 2020, it will be much harder for employers to ignore or cover up ongoing sexual harassment in the workplace. Currently, employers often treat sexual harassment as a minor nuisance to be dismissed. Those who knowingly employ sexually predatory supervisors or employees have historically prevented any negative repercussions by forcing recently hired employees to sign preemptive confidentiality and non-disparagement agreements before they start working. This used to all…
Post authored by Stephanie Nikitenko The CCPA was passed into California law on June 28, 2018. While it does not go into effect until January 1, 2020, it shows that legislators are increasingly aware of bolstering privacy protection in the United States.[1] Known as AB 375, the bill is similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).[2] But what does the CCPA do for California residents? Generally, it guarantees Californians the right to “know…