Jonathan Amarilio

Jonathan Amarilio

Host of @theBar

Jon Amarilio is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Chicago. He represents individuals, small businesses, state and local governments, and Fortune 500 companies before state and federal appellate courts in his civil appellate litigation and critical motion practice. Outside of the office, he is Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section, serves on several bar association and charitable boards, and is a frequent author and speaker on a range of topics. Jon attended law school at the University of Iowa and received a B.A. in Political Science from American University.

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May 8, 2019

The Chief Justices Edition

Dan Cotter, lawyer, historian, and author, discusses the history of the handful of jurists who have lead the Supreme Court.

April 10, 2019

The Mastering the Game Edition: Career Tips from Diversity Expert Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones gives listeners an update on the current state of gender diversity in the legal profession.

March 6, 2019

The Tech Evangelist Preaches Edition: A Conversation with Legal Tech Journalist Niki Black

Nicole “Niki” Black talks about the legal profession’s reluctance to embrace technology and why lawyers must become more tech proficient.

February 6, 2019

The Killer Clown Edition: The Prosecution of John Wayne Gacy

William “Bill” Kunkle, the lead prosecutor, gives our listeners a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the crimes and prosecution of the man dubbed the “The Killer Clown”.

January 2, 2019

Benching Judicial Independence: The Poland Edition

Mikołaj Pietrzak talks about the political and social conditions that led to this assault on Poland’s judiciary, the impact it’s had on the Polish people and legal system, and what can be done to defend the rule of law.

December 5, 2018

The Civility in Uncivil Times Edition

Jayne Reardon and Clare McWilliams talk about current societal trends, best practices for appearing before the bench and how to shift the legal profession’s culture to one of greater respect and civility.

October 29, 2018

The Illinois Attorney General Election Edition, Part II: Erika Harold

Erika Harold talks about herself, her childhood, and why she is running in this election.

October 29, 2018

The Illinois Attorney General Election Edition, Part I: Kwame Raoul

Kwame Raoul talks why he's running in this election and how he views the Office of Attorney General in an increasingly partisan age.

October 3, 2018

The Amanda Knox Again Edition: An Interview with the Defense Team

Carlo Dalla Vedova and Alex Guittieres give a behind-the-scenes look at the Amanda Knox trial that gripped the world.

September 5, 2018

The Brexit Brouhaha Edition

Andrew Walker explains the practice of law across the pond, how the legal community is impacted by Brexit, and much more.

August 1, 2018

The Financing the Fight Edition

Guests Ajit Singh and Travis Lenkner discuss how litigation financing is changing the face of modern litigation.

July 2, 2018

The AI Edition: Resistance is Futile

Should lawyers be fearful that AI is coming for their jobs? We talk about the ever-evolving, hot-button topic of artificial intelligence and how its impacting the practice of law.

June 6, 2018

The Peaking Beneath the Blindfold Edition

Joel Cohen discusses what motivates judges to make the decisions they make and how injustices in our legal system can come to define our society.

May 8, 2018

The Chicago Gun Violence Edition

Guests Amy Thompson and Max Kapustin discuss the severity and root causes of Chicago’s gun violence problem, whether recent discourse in the national media and by President Trump accurately characterizes the problem, and how we can find workable solutions to make a difference.

April 4, 2018

The Love and Divorce Edition

Miles Beermann and Kimberly Cook talk about the state of marriage and divorce in the U.S., and their experiences on the front lines representing clients in the contentious area of divorce and family law.

March 7, 2018

The Fear and Loathing in the Law Edition

Attorney Brian Cuban, discusses his latest book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption, which details his struggles with substance abuse and recovery.

March 7, 2018

The Illinois Budget Crisis Edition: How the @#$^! Did This Happen?

Illinois State Representative Greg Harris talks about the Illinois budget crisis that spiraled out of control and dominated headlines for Illinoisans throughout much of 2017.

March 7, 2018

The I’ll Be Dreaming About Donkeys Edition – an Interview with Judge Richard Posner (Ret.)

In this edition, hosts Jon Amarilio and Carl Newman interview Retired Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals – one of the preeminent legal minds of 20th century.  Posner opens up about his unexpected recent retirement from the bench, his views about the treatment of unrepresented litigants in the legal...

March 7, 2018

@theBar Trailer

Welcome to The Chicago Bar Association’s @theBar, a podcast where young and young-ish lawyers have interesting and unscripted conversations with their guests about legal news, events, topics, stories and whatever else strikes our fancy