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In This Issue…
- The challenge of pro bono legal service
An introduction from Bench & Bar Section Chair Deane Brown.
- Editor’s column
A message from Newsletter co-editor Ed Schoenbaum.
- A commitment to truth
Author Michael Hyman suggests that the recent assault on the concept of truth is also an assault on our legal system.
- Michael Tardy retires as Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
After 41 years working for the court system, Michael Tardy is ready for a change.
- People v. Way: A defendant charged with aggravated DUI may raise the affirmative defense of sole proximate cause
A look at the effects of this recent Illinois Supreme Court case.
- Summer externs = HUGE Help
Hon. Debra Walker urges all of her judicial colleagues to host summer externs.
- Looking ahead: A reflection on the emerging diversity in the law profession
Judge Debra B. Walker’s summer extern, Morgan Hess, recently had the opportunity to attend the “The Future Is Now: Legal Services 2.017” conference and shares her insights.
- Busted: The myth of the digital native
Judge Walker's second summer extern, Samantha Swartz, says while it's assumed that millennials are naturally gifted when it comes to technology, it's better to say that they're ready and willing to adapt to tech challenges.
- Recent appointments and retirements
Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
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