Bar Associations

<p><strong><em>By Dyan Ebert</em></strong><br /> <br /> August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of a historic change to the U.S. Constitution, the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The substance of the amendment&mdash;a mere 28 words&mdash;provides &ldquo;[t]he right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.&rdquo; As Carrie Chapman Pratt, a prominent figure in the <a href=”https://www.mnbar.org/resources/publications/bench-bar/columns/2020/07/29/history-the-minnesota-woman-suffrage-association”>women&rsquo;s suffrage movement</a>,…
<h2>2020 has been a year like no other for employers and their lawyers&nbsp;</h2> <p><em>By Robert P. Webber and Candelario Arredondo</em></p> <div><strong></strong> <p><img src=”https://www.mnbar.org/sf_images/default-source/publications/Bench-Bar/0820-covid-passport-trump.jpg?sfvrsn=0″ data-displaymode=”Original” alt=”0820-Covid-Passport-Trump” title=”0820-Covid-Passport-Trump” style=”float: left; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-right: 10px;” />The July 4 weekend is traditionally viewed as the middle of summer and the middle of the calendar year. This year, though, looking back to January is like looking back on another world. It&rsquo;s been a year of unprecedented challenges, and those challenges…
<h3>Departed from the state Supreme Court after seven&nbsp;years, Justice David Lillehaug has made a deep and long-lasting mark on Minnesota law</h3> <em> <div><em>By Marshall H. Tanick</em><strong><em></em><br /> </strong></div> </em> <div><em><br /> </em> <p><img src=”https://www.mnbar.org/sf_images/default-source/headshots/lillehaug_300.jpg?sfvrsn=0″ data-displaymode=”Original” alt=”Lillehaug_300″ title=”Lillehaug_300″ style=”float: left; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-right: 10px;” />Justice David Lillehaug&rsquo;s appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court by Gov. Mark Dayton in June 2013 set the capstone to a distinguished legal career. Born in Waverly, Iowa, Lillehaug grew up &nbsp;in…
Post by Stephanie Nikitenko In May 2020, I discussed the oral arguments held in the Supreme Court case USPTO v. Booking.com, which centered around the question of whether the addition of “.com” to a generic term creates a protectable trademark. On June 30, 2020, an 8-1 decision authored by Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg was issued in favor of Booking.com, holding “a term styled ‘generic.com’ is a generic name for a class of goods or services—and…
The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation Task Force on the Sustainable Practice of Law & Innovation has officially released its report and recommendations for public comment. The problem the Task Force seeks to address in a nutshell is an untenable failure in the legal market: at the same time we have more lawyers practicing than ever before, more people than ever before are going without legal help. Dozens of lawyers and legal professionals…
By J. Timothy Eaton, Taft Law During the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, the Northern District of Illinois issued several general orders extending certain due dates for discovery, motions, and briefing.  On April 22, the court issued its Third Amended General Order, which made clear that deadlines for filing notices of appeal in civil cases nonetheless remained in place.  Importantly, in that same order, the district court “invited” parties to move under Federal Rule of…
<p><strong><em>By Dyan Ebert</em></strong><br /> <br /> August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of a historic change to the U.S. Constitution, the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The substance of the amendment&mdash;a mere 28 words&mdash;provides &ldquo;[t]he right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.&rdquo; As Carrie Chapman Pratt, a prominent figure in the women&rsquo;s suffrage movement, noted,…
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…