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Week of February 21, 2005

Trial Superstars Series: The "Girl X" Case
Tuesday, March 1
11:45am-12:45pm
Room 520

The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago-Kent College of Law present "Trial Superstars Series: The 'Girl X' Case." Learn about the details of one of Chicago's most sensational trials and enjoy complimentary pizza. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. If you will be attending, please email Denise Lang at dlang@kentlaw.edu.

On January 9, 1997 in the early morning hours, a young nine-year old girl was found in the stairwell of the Chicago Housing Authority complex at 1121 North Larabee. The young girl was unconscious and had been assaulted. The brutal nature of the assault became not only local but national news. The girl became known to the public as "Girl X." A Cook County jury found Patrick Sykes guilty of the heinous crime, for which he was sentenced to 120 years imprisonment. The prosecutors on the case, Chief Deputy Anita Alvarez and now Judge William O'Brien will discuss the prosecution of the case. Kevin Durkin, Second Vice President of The Chicago Bar Association and a partner with the Clifford law Offices, represented Girl X in the civil case that ensued and he will discuss that aspect of the case.

Bailiffs Needed for ATLA Student Trial Competition
Each year the Association of Trial Lawyers of America sponsors a Student Trial Advocacy Competition. This year's Chicago Region competition will take place on Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27, 2005. ATLA is looking for law students to volunteer to be bailiffs for the competition. Student bailiffs can volunteer to work as many trials as they would like. This is an excellent way for law students to meet judges and and attorneys in the Chicago area. Interested students should complete and return the Bailiff Registration Form by February 22, 2005. For more information, contact Linda M. Weinstein at lmw@randblaw.com.

 


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