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Prof. Ann Lousin's Comments on the 'phony' Illinois pension obligation of $96 billion

Posted June 14, 2013 by

June 14 - ChicagoNow

"First of all, that '$96 billion underfunded' figure is not relevant. That figure, actuaries tell me, refers to how much money Illinois would need to pay the pensions if every single person in the five state pension funds who is eligible to retire really retired all at once."

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Elder Law Program at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School Works to Raise Awareness of Elderly Protections

Posted June 14, 2013 by

June 13 - Digital Journal

As experts on elder care prepare to mark June 15 as UN-designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Barry Kozak, director of the Elder Law Program at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School, suggests Americans put in place legal protections that can help in times of need.

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Paige Canepari (JD '01) Joins North Shore Real Estate Broker

Posted June 13, 2013 by

June 12 - TribLocal Winnetka & Northfield

Canepari, 38, comes to @properties from Bouchard Properties, LLC, where she was a broker. Prior to working in real estate, she was employed as an attorney with Johnson & Bell, Ltd. for over nine years. Canepari is focusing her business in the residential real estate markets of the North Shore and Chicago.

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Anthony Nasharr (JD '83) a 'Minister of Culture'

Posted June 12, 2013 by

June 11 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

“I try to be a facilitator as needed or requested by my colleagues,” Nasharr said. “I do that by connecting people in the office as new lateral additions are made or as a particular client project requires.”

He doesn’t manage an office budget, though, because the firm is managed across practice groups.

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Cory Aronovitz (JD '93) Says Ill. Gambling Expansion May Not be an Issue in Governor's Race

Posted June 12, 2013 by

June 12 - Gambling Compliance

“If pension reform is passed, I think the governor will be prepared to sign a gambling expansion
bill,” said Cory Aronovitz, a Chicago gaming attorney.

“I don’t think gambling expansion will be an issue in the governor’s race,” Aronovitz said.

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John Marshall Law School Give Recommendations to Reverse Chicago Housing Segregation

Posted June 11, 2013 by

June 11 - WBEZ

A team looked at housing discrimination cases between 2009-12 and found a 30 percent increase in clients who alleged ‘source of income’ discrimination. In housing terms, that’s when landlords turn down renters because they have subsidized housing vouchers.

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Year-Long Study of Chicago Area Housing Shows Impediments in Enforcement, Says Professor Michael Seng

Posted June 11, 2013 by

June 10 - PR Web

A team of students from The John Marshall Law School spent a year studying discrimination against specific classes and finds that major impediments are preventing strong enforcement of fair housing laws. The report was prepared for the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

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Fair Housing Legal Support Clinic Provided Support for Homeowners of Scoggins v. Lee's Crossing Homeowners Assoc. Case

Posted June 10, 2013 by

June 10 - The Home Equity Theft Reporter Cases & Articles

The Fair Housing Legal Clinic of The John Marshall Law School, Chicago Illinois, provided support in preparing the briefs for the homeowners in this case. The Clinic, a Qualified Fair Housing Organization, was established and staffed with full-time attorneys to train and educate law students how to represent victims of housing discrimination.

Read ruling here.

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Jacqueline Herrera-Giron (JD '03) Follows Her Heart in Immigration Law

Posted June 7, 2013 by

June 6 - Senior Connection

"The parents of my students were immigrants and I knew the issues they were facing, so I went back to school and got my law degree from John Marshall Law School in 2003," she said.

Her expertise is immigration law. There followed a series of jobs with not-for-profit organizations, such as Refugee One, the National Justice Immigration Center and Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. With Refugee One, Herrera-Giron was dealing with political asylum cases and said, "It opened up a world that I did not even know about, countries I had never heard of, such as Eritrea in Africa."

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Adjunct Professor Elliot "Doc" Pollock Passes Away

Posted June 7, 2013 by

June 5 - Chicago Tribune

Service Friday, 1:00 p.m. at The Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie (at Niles Center Rd.). Interment Westlawn Cemetery, Norridge. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the of Illinois, 215 W. Illinois, Suite 1 C, Chicago, IL 60654. Info The Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman Director www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847) 478-1600.

Our thoughts are with Elliot "Doc" Pollock's family.

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