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Appeals panel: Circuit judge erred in not giving female domestic violence victim order of protection

Dana Herra Feb. 2, 2016, 1:18pm

The First District Appellate Court of Illinois expressed strong disapproval of a Cook County circuit court judge’s handling of a domestic violence case, in which the alleged victim’s request for an order of protection was denied and a less-stringent civil restraining order was issued instead.

Cook County judge ruled law limiting civil juries to six members is unconstitutional

Annie Hunt Jan. 7, 2016, 8:30am

A Cook County judge has struck down a law limiting civil juries to six members, saying the change goes against principles enshrined in Illinois' state constitution. Judge William Gomolinksi overruled the law Dec. 21, maintaining that this is a matter of defending the constitution, not a definitive determination that a 12-person jury is the most effective way to try a civil case.

Local law school clinic helps woman sue over order evicting her from home of 47 years

Annie Cosby Oct. 10, 2014, 9:45am

A woman who claims she was the victim of a predatory lending scheme is suing a California-based corporation with the help of a Chicago law school clinic.

ARDC lodges complaint against former Cook County prosecutor accused of biting a man in 2012

Bethany Krajelis Jul. 14, 2014, 1:03pm

A former Cook County prosecutor who was accused of biting a man’s leg during a scuffle at a lingerie store on the city’s North Side is now facing potential attorney discipline over the 2012 incident that led to a handful of criminal charges she was later acquitted of.

Quinn, appellate justice, dies; colleagues say he was a scholar with a magnetic personality

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 9, 2014, 4:09pm

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Supreme Court disciplines 39 attorneys; disbars six

Bethany Krajelis Sep. 30, 2013, 4:59pm

An Algonquin attorney sentenced to prison for his involvement in a murder-for-hire scheme has been disbarred.