Superstars Series: The "Girl X" Case
Tuesday, March 1
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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