Archive for May 2011

Putting The Jury In Charge

The The Illinois Supreme Court is considering allowing jurors to ask questions during civil trials. If you’ve ever served on a jury, you know that jurors generally just watch and listen. Even though lawyers and judges try to make things clear for the jury, there can be questions and many attorneys are just bad at... Read more »

Lawyers Behaving Badly

Just read this in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.  If you had hired one of these attorneys it appears they will not be available for some time.  Some people believe that lawyers can’t police themselves.  While there are some bad actors out there, if you have the goods on lawyer misconduct action will be taken.... Read more »

Top 10 Things to Ask Your Lawyer

Most of these are best asked in the initial stages, before you agree to hire a particular attorney. We recommend treating initial meetings or consultations like an interview. You undoubtedly have a lot of questions about your legal issue, but don’t forget to ask the attorney about their practice, experience, fees, etc., as well When... Read more »

Can A Judge Get Worse Than This?

Federal judges must follow ethical rules called the Code of Conduct for United States Judges. For example, judges “should not hold membership in any organization that practices invidious discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion or national origin.” This makes sense as you certainly don’t want any prejudice Judges deciding cases. A complaint was... Read more »

Was The Bin Laden Raid Legal?

Was The Bin Laden Raid Legal?
In the week since the raid and killing on Osama Bin Laden, many in the must get info now culture we are in have been asking questions rather than just enjoying the moment.  Did Obama seal the 2012 election?  Should we release photos?  Why are the Chicago baseball teams so terrible (ok, the last one... Read more »

7 Bin Laden Thoughts

Like most people, I’ve been thinking a lot about the amazing job of our armed forces in killing Bin Laden the other day.  I do have some thoughts about that extraordinary event. 1. The President and his team watched the raid in real time.  It was like something out of a movie.  My question is... Read more »

Bin Laden Raid, Great Photo

Yesterday was obviously a great day.  Just got sent this photo of President Obama and his team watching the raid on the Bin Laden raid.  It’s almost like a movie to think of them sitting around a table and watching it happen.    Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription”... Read more »