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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.
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,...

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...

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...

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...

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Jonathan Amarilio

Jon Amarilio is a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister in Chicago, where he co-chairs Taft’s appellate group...

Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne is the Director of Continuing Legal Education for The Chicago Bar Association, for which she implements...

Trisha Rich

Trisha Rich is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Chicago office, where she practices commercial litigation and...

Maggie Mendenhall Casey

Maggie Mendenhall Casey is a trial attorney at the City of Chicago Department of Law. She represents the...

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