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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.
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Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Sep 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.

Aug 1, 2018
The Financing the Fight Edition

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

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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...

Mar 7, 2018
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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