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Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy and Family Separation: A Deterrence Policy Gone Wrong

By Ana Torres on Thursday, September 13th, 2018

During the summer of 2017 rumors started spreading among the legal community saying that immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border with their parents were being separated from them, considered “unaccompanied children,”[1] and turned over to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”).[2] Then on April 6, 2018 Jeff Sessions announced a “zero-tolerance” immigration policy with…

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Accessing Success: Eliminating Barriers for Attorneys with Disabilities

By Sandi Tanoue on Monday, July 16th, 2018

We often hear about the importance of diversity in the legal profession.  Minorities and women are generally at the forefront of these discussions.[1] Diversity, however, encompasses more than race and gender.  It includes individuals like myself, who have disabilities.  Like most diverse groups, individuals with disabilities have faced many barriers.[2] While accessing success continues to…

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Privacy Concerns Featuring: The Battle Over BIPA Claims

By Nataly Yosef on Friday, June 22nd, 2018

“Digital freedom stops where that of users begins…Nowadays, digital evolution must no longer be a customer trade-off between privacy and security. Privacy is not to sell, it’s a valuable asset to protect.” ― Stephane Nappo Privacy-related litigation has found fame in the wake of Biometric Information Privacy Act claims. Ten years ago Illinois passed the…

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SCOTUS Tackles Arbitration Issue… Again

By Thomas Cavenagh on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Thomas D. Cavenagh is a Professor of Law and Conflict Resolution at North Central College. He directs the Leadership, Ethics & Values Program at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and is the founder of and directs the North Central College Dispute Resolution Center.  He authored “Business Dispute Resolution: Best Practices, System Design and Case Management”, and co-authored “Alternative Dispute…

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Attorney-Client Confidentiality vs. Privilege: What is the Difference?

By Peter Danos on Thursday, April 5th, 2018

For practicing attorneys, the ethical obligation and importance in upholding attorney – client confidentiality and attorney – client privilege cannot be understated. If broken, the attorney may subject him or herself to “disciplinary authority of [his or her] jurisdiction.”[1] However, are the concepts of attorney – client confidentiality and attorney – client privilege really the…

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