50 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

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.

    An Interview with Amanda Knox: Beyond Did She or Didn't She

    An Interview with Amanda Knox: Beyond Did She or Didn't She

    In our debut episode of Season 4, Amanda Knox joins the show to talk candidly about her story and share her passion for shedding light on the issues of wrongful conviction and criminal justice reform. Knox spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial before being exonerated of murder charges. The case made international headlines for nearly a decade and thrust Knox into the spotlight. Her story and wrongful conviction were then chronicled in a 2016 Netflix documentary, and in Amanda's own New York Times best-selling memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard." In this edition, she talks with Jonathan Amarilio and Trisha Rich about how her public and private identity have been shaped by these events, her attempts to reclaim her own narrative and her passion for criminal justice reform.
    Special thanks to our sponsors: InfoTrack, and Smokeball.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Chicago Mafia Edition: Former Federal Prosecutor Markus Funk discusses the trial that put a hit on the Chicago Outfit

    The Chicago Mafia Edition: Former Federal Prosecutor Markus Funk discusses the trial that put a hit on the Chicago Outfit

    In 2005, the United States government issued an unprecedented indictment against the Chicago mafia, naming the entire Chicago Outfit as a criminal enterprise. The indictment was the culmination of the FBI's "Operation Family Secrets" investigation, which began when the son of notorious mob boss Frank Calabrese Sr. decided to cooperate with the government and recorded countless hours of conversations with his father about the mob's criminal activities. "Operation Family Secrets" became the “Family Secrets Trial,” which ended with murder and racketeering convictions for most of the Outfit’s top leadership. In this edition, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Jennifer Byrne discuss the case with Markus Funk, one of the lead prosecutors in the trial that put a hit on the Chicago mob.
    Special thanks to our sponsors: InfoTrack, and Smokeball.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Teaser: The Chicago Mafia Trial, Mailbag and Season 4 Kick-off

    Teaser: The Chicago Mafia Trial, Mailbag and Season 4 Kick-off

    Listen for a preview of what's in store for CBAs @theBar in the coming months and to learn how you can submit your ideas for upcoming mailbag episode.

    • 2 min
    The 'Dr. Death' Edition: A Conversation with Dallas D.A. Michelle Shughart about the crimes and prosecution of Christopher Duntsch

    The 'Dr. Death' Edition: A Conversation with Dallas D.A. Michelle Shughart about the crimes and prosecution of Christopher Duntsch

    In this edition, Dallas County District Attorney Michelle Shughart provides a behind-the-scenes look at the criminal prosecution of former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, whose sinister story is depicted in popular true-crime series 'Dr. Death.' Over the course of his short career, Duntsch maimed over 30 patients, with two more dying during and shortly after undergoing surgery with him. Host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Trisha Rich talk with Shughart about how the unprecedented case landed on her desk and the uphill battle his victims faced in bringing him to justice.
    Special thanks to our sponsors: InfoTrack, and Smokeball.

    • 45 min
    The Law School Deans Roundtable Edition

    The Law School Deans Roundtable Edition

    In this edition, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Kernisha Padilla are joined by Dean Hari Osofsky of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea of DePaul University College of Law for a roundtable discussion about the current state of legal education. The group discusses many hot button topics, including the pandemic's impact on legal education, law school enrollment and employment trends, the cost of tuition and its relationship to the student debt crisis, the increasing focus on diversity in the legal profession and more.
    Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net, InfoTrack, and Smokeball.

    • 52 min
    The Flint Water Crisis Edition: A Conversation with Lead Plaintiffs' Attorney Corey Stern

    The Flint Water Crisis Edition: A Conversation with Lead Plaintiffs' Attorney Corey Stern

    In this edition, Jonathan Amarilio is joined by Corey Stern, lead counsel for the plaintiffs injured in the Flint, Michigan water crisis, including more than 2500 children who were lead poisoned by consuming water from the Flint River. Corey discusses the origins of the water crisis, the role citizen advocates played in seeking government accountability, and how he became involved in the case, eventually securing a $600 million settlement from the State of Michigan on behalf of his clients.
    Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Daktah ,

Great hosts, fun conversations

I've listened to all episodes and look forward to each new one. Agree with other comment that title is unnecessarily limiting to young lawyers. I know YLS sponsors it, but the topics and high quality guests appeal to everyone (even, non-lawyers!!!)

Mpassen ,

Great podcast

Love this podcast. Great idea.

Captaink45 ,

Enjoyed the podcast, but.....

Didn’t like the age limiting intro-“for younger or youngish lawyers”. Don’t confine your audience to a particular lawyer demographic. A lot of people, lawyers or not, will find your topics interesting. Best of luck with the podcast!

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