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Amanda Vinicky on Illinois primary election results, State Representative John Connor on the opioid crisis, Chris Dore on the Facebook data breach, Marlene Laro on virtual law firms and more

Chicago Tonight political journalist Amanda Vinicky joins the show to recap the Illinois primary election. State Representative John Connor talks about his efforts to combat Illinois’ rising crisis of opioid abuse. Edelson Partner Chris Dore joins Rich and Tina to discuss the Facebook data breach. Potomac Law Group COO Marlene Laro discusses how her virtual law firm is changing how lawyers work Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking legal news involving […]


IL Attorney General candidates Pat Quinn & Sharon Fairley, Gloria Allred on Netflix documentary, sanctuary state lawsuit & more

Former Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn discusses his campaign for Illinois Attorney General. Former federal prosecutor and criminal justice reform expert Sharon Fairley discusses her campaign for Illinois Attorney General. University of San Francisco School of Law professor and Director of the USF Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic Bill Hing discusses the sanctuary state lawsuit filed by Jeff Sessions against California. Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred joins Rich & Tina to...


Former Obama lawyer, celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser, Tregg Duerson, lawyer/NCAA official Dan Capron and more

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila partner and former associate White House counsel Jack Theis talks about his time in the Obama administration. Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles partner Laura Wasser discusses making divorce more accessible with her new company It’s Over Easy. J.P. Morgan’s Tregg Duerson explains how his father’s NFL experience inspired him to become involved in The Duerson Act. Capron and Avgerinos senior partner and founder Dan Capron discusses how he balances work as a lawyer and...


Gun control laws in the wake of Parkland, Michigan State University president resignation, non-disclosure agreements, Inside Out & more

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Legal Director Laura Cutilletta discusses gun control after the tragic shooting in Florida. George Mason University Professor Emeritus James Finkelstein discusses Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon’s resignation over the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. DePaul University College of Law Associate Professor Wendy Netter Epstein discusses issues with using non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases. Inside Out columnists...


Mueller investigation, local lawyer gives back, ending sexual violence and much more

Cornell Law School Vice Dean and Professor Jens David Ohlin discusses the ongoing Mueller investigation. Director of Communication at Illinois Opportunity Project Kathleen Murphy discusses the recent debate between Illinois gubernatorial candidates Bruce Rauner & Jeanne Ives. National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Advocacy Director Ebony Tucker join Rich & Tina to discuss the Time’s Up / Me Too movement and efforts to stop sexual violence. SmithAmundsen founder Glen Amundsen discusses...


Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss, can the 25th Amendment bump Trump?, “Fire & Fury”, “Time’s Up” and much more

Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss discusses his run for Illinois governor. Michigan State University College of Law Professor Brian Kalt discusses the likelihood of the 25th Amendment removing Trump from office. Chicago Tonight’s Amanda Vinicky discusses important, and not so important, new Illinois laws. University of San Diego School of Law Professor Orly Lobel discusses her new book “You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side”. And in the first Legal...


Cook County Board candidates Lowry & Degnen, a former football pro turned barrister, the Newtown legacy and more in the last LFO of 2017!

Cook County Board candidates Bill Lowry & Bridget Degnen join the show to discuss their candidacies for the 3rd & 12th Districts. Executive Director of Safe and Sound Michele Gay discusses the Newtown legacy and her organization’s mission to ensure a safe learning environment for our youth. Lawyer and former professional football player Jock Climie discusses his transition from athletics to law. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking legal news including net...


Can Trump obstruct justice?, Bob Fioretti on his run for Cook County Board President, Blago & more.

Georgetown University Law Professor Susan Low Bloch analyses whether Trump can be prosecuted for obstruction of justice. Oregon Professor Elizabeth Tippett discusses high profile employment contracts in the Me Too era. Former Alderman Robert Fioretti joins the show to discuss his candidacy for Cook County Board President. The Über Critic Patrick McDonald discusses the new legal drama Roman J. Israel Esq. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking legal news including a...


Can Senate expel Roy Moore? Also, hazing, Chicago Lawyer columnists on office politics and more!

Michigan State Professor of Law Brian Kalt discusses whether the Senate can do anything in opposition to Roy Moore winning a Senate seat. Wake Forest School of Law Professor Gregory Parks discusses the rise of hazing incidents and litigation. Nicolas Bortin of Sullivan & Cromwell discusses 5 myths about white-collar crime. Inside Out columnists Christina Martini and David Susler discuss their latest column in Chicago Lawyer Magazine, “Playing the Game”. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina...


Sexual harassment, what new Virginia governor means for Trump, school liability for suicides and more

Illinois Opportunity Project Director of Communications Kathleen Murphy discusses the significance of the recent gubernatorial election in Virginia and what it means for Illinois and nationally. Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman discusses victims coming forward to report sexual harassment. Illinois State Representative Stephanie Kifowit discusses Illinois’ concussion management legislation. Author Gary Pavela discusses whether MIT owed a legal duty to a student who committed suicide. In...


Jeffrey Cramer on Mueller indictments, Amanda Vinicky on Rauner’s re-election campaign, Jesse Ruiz on running for Illinois attorney general and more

Jeffrey Cramer, Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group and former Assistant US Attorney Jeff Cramer discusses the indictment of former Trump campaign staffers. Chicago Tonight correspondent Amanda Vinicky discusses sexual harassment allegations in Springfield and Governor Rauner’s re-election campaign. Death Penalty Information Center Executive Director Robert Dunham discusses the decrease in capital punishment. Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners President and former...


Colin Kaepernick, baseball injury liability, gun control legislation after Vegas

Renowned civil rights attorney Gloria Allred joins the show to discuss her representation of one of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment accusers. Professor Alexandra Carter discusses gun control legislation in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings. Professor Ed Edmonds then joins the show to discuss liability for baseball clubs for foul ball injuries. Professor Riaz Tejani discusses the rise of for-profit law schools. Finally, in this week’s Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking...


Upcoming Supreme Court term, OJ/Blago/Weiner’s time @ Club Fed, Inside Out & much more.

This week, we welcome our esteemed SCOTUS panel, former US Solicitor General & current Latham & Watkins partner Gregory Garre & former Chief Justice Rehnquist clerk & current Loeb & Loeb partner Andy DeVooght to discuss some of the most important cases facing the court as it begins a historical term. Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Alan Schwarz joins LFO to discuss former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez’s CTE diagnosis and his estate’s lawsuit. Wall Street Prison Consultants...


Blago, Right To Yelp law, hazing liability and the monkey selfie

This week, Chicago criminal defense attorney Len Goodman joins LFO to discuss his client, former governor Rod Blagojevich’s recent interviews and his appeal to the Supreme Court. Uptown Peoples Law Center Executive Director Alan Mills discusses his lawsuit on behalf of homeless people trying to stop their displacement from a Chicago tent city. Rich & Tina are joined by University of Chicago Law School Professor Omri Ben-Shahar to discuss the effect of non-compete clauses on attracting...


Trump’s pardon of Arpaio, CPS pension funding, Judicial Hellholes, legal lssues in the wake of Harvey and more

40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor discusses school funding reform as CPS starts another school year. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Professor Martin Redish discusses Trump’s pardon of Sherriff Joe Arpaio. Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Travis Akin discusses why 3 Illinois counties landed on the list of “Judicial Hellholes”. Attorney Jarrett Adams discusses his journey from convicted felon to practicing attorney. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss...

Constitutionality of hate speech, $417 baby powder verdict, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin editor, legal issues surrounding the eclipse and more.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney David Greene joins the show to discuss First Amendment Issues surrounding Charlottesville and other recent rallies. Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in talcum powder case. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin editor Mark Karlinsky joins Rich and Tina to discuss breaking news in the Chicago legal community. Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Staff Attorney Elliott Reibman joins the show to discuss his unique legal career. In...


Alan Dershowitz on Trump, is the traditional law firm model dead?, Taylor Swift, Pharma Bro guilty and much more.

Rich and Tina welcome legal legend & Harvard constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz to discuss Robert Mueller impaneling a grand jury in the Trump-Russia probe. University of Minnesota Law School Professor Heidi Kitrosser discusses Trump’s promise to prosecute leakers. Next, Forbes contributor Mark Cohen discusses whether the traditional law firm model is dead. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking news involving Benjamin Netanyahu, the Pharma Bro, Taylor Swift...


Sheriff Tom Dart, Minnesota police shooting, the nation’s first opioid court, the return of the Cook County soda tax and a Michael Jackson lawsuit

This week, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joins Christina and Rich to discuss assisting individuals released from jail. Next, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann discusses the recent police-involved shooting in Minneapolis. Erie County, NY District Attorney John Flynn discusses the nation’s first opioid court. American Bar Foundation Senior Research Professor Steven Daniels then analyzes the decrease in tort lawsuits. In this week’s Legal Grab Bag, Christina and Rich discuss the return...


Dream Team lawyer F. Lee Bailey on OJ parole, the rise of hate crimes, Trump legal news, Inside Out columnists and more

In this week’s jam-packed episode, famed attorney and OJ Simpson Dream Team member F. Lee Bailey joins Christina and Rich to discuss yesterday’s parole hearing of the convicted football player. Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Program Development Counsel Julie Justicz discusses the rise in hate crimes. Next, Chicago Lawyer magazine Inside Out columnist David Sussler joins his column co-host Christina to discuss the importance of peer mentoring. Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag,...


The Legal Face-Off Supreme Court panel, Cook County soda tax, Charlie Gard, Venus Williams and much more.

Rich and brand new Legal Face-Off co-host Christina Martini welcome the Legal Face-Off Supreme Court Panel, featuring former Supreme Court clerks Professor Carolyn Shapiro and Andy DeVooght to discuss significant decisions at the end of the term, what we have learned so far about new Justice Neil Gorsuch and whether Justice Kennedy will retire. Illinois Retail Merchant Association Vice President and General Counsel Tanya Triche joins the show at WGN Studios to discuss breaking news...


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