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Anthony J. Longo of Cassiday Schade: Lawyers are like boxers. We are an adversarial profession. We are compensated to do battle, and like fighters, we try to remain undefeated. When we are knocked down, we rise. And when we lose, we learn and continue fighting.

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Lyndsay A. Markley: Women’s History Month was in March, and as a female practitioner, it’s a topic that’s usually in the forefront of my mind. But whether it be in March or any other month, my focus will be on what I can do to continue to celebrate and promote the role of women in the legal profession.

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Cook County Circuit Judge Celia Gamrath: Credibility: The quality of being trusted, respected and believed. Good parents teach their children to tell the truth and be honest, reliable and sincere with everyone and in everything they do. Lawyers should share this same lesson with clients and explain to them the importance of being a credible witness.

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Olivia T. Luk and Brian E. Haan: U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000 was issued on April 7 to inventor Matthew Carroll for his windshield-washer fluid replenishing system that collects and deionizes rainwater for reuse as washer fluid.

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Dennis C. Garcia of Microsoft: When you are representing a provider of goods or services during contract negotiations with a customer, it can be a challenge to simultaneously build and sustain a high level of customer satisfaction — especially when those negotiations are difficult. Here are some best practices that will enable you to embrace a customer-centric focus when you need to negotiate an important contract with a customer.

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Michael Scodro of Jenner & Block: This is the inaugural installment of “De Novo Review,” a column devoted to practice in the federal and state Supreme and appellate courts. This month, I consider an issue that has become the subject of ever-increasing interest — amicus curiae filings encouraging the exercise of a court’s discretionary review.

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Kathleen McDonough of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney: One of my favorite quotes goes something like this: “The only people we are qualified to judge is ourselves.” And on that subject, a confession is in order out of the gate.

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Arin Reeves of Nextions: In a Washington Post online piece in August, a columnist wrote: “You can understand if President Obama would rather talk about the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq, where he has scored some victories, than talk about the unholy mess in Ferguson, Mo.” The piece, an exposition on how ISIS militants were responding to the protests in Ferguson, was a provocative take on an already provocative topic.

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Seth Darmstadter of K&L Gates: Chicago-raised Jose Garces, noted for his appearance on the “Iron Chef America” television show, recently opened his Argentine steakhouse, Rural Society, in Streeterville’s brand new Loews Hotel. Forget everything you knew about both hotel dining and Chicago steakhouses and prepare for complete sensory delight.
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