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    Shaping Your Message for Christ: Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations

    Your message is key, but how you present it can often mean the difference between resonating with your audience or being ignored. We talk with media expert, Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations on his experiences working law firms and ministries in getting their message to the general population.Tune in Saturdays at 3:00 pm on AM 1160 for Lawyers for Jesus Radio. Each week, the attorneys from Mauck & Baker will cover a variety of topics relating to the Gospel in law ...  Read More...

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    Pastors File Lawsuit Challenging Illinois’ Ban on Sexual Identity Counseling

    (August 11, 2016, Chicago, Illinois) On Thursday, Pastors Protecting Youth (PPY), an association of Illinois pastors, filed a Federal lawsuit against the State of Illinois in regards to the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, the state’s newly enacted ban on sexual identity counseling for minors. The suit maintains that the ban unconstitutionally restricts a young person’s right to make personal choices regarding his or her own choice of sexual identity, as well as the pastors’ right to free spe...  Read More...

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    Jeffrey Schwab: Where is He Now?

    In the latest past employee profile of the "Where Are They Now?" series, we talk to Jeffrey Schwab who is now a staff attorney with the Liberty Justice Center. Jeff worked as an associate attorney at Mauck & Baker from 2006-2014. 1. What are you now doing with the Liberty Justice Center?Liberty Justice Center is focused on protecting fundamental rights in Illinois, such as the right to earn a living, private property rights and free speech, and restraining government overreach through l...  Read More...

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    Illinois Forces Doctors, Medical Facilities to Promote Abortion; Pregnancy Centers File Suit in Response

    ADF attorneys represent doctor, two pregnancy care centers in suit against SB 1564ROCKFORD, Illinois – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing an Illinois doctor and two pregnancy care centers filed suit in state court against Gov. Bruce Rauner after he recently signed a bill into law that forces doctors and medical facilities to promote abortion regardless of their ethical or moral views on the practice. ADF sent a letter to Rauner in May on behalf of numerous pro-life physician...  Read More...

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    Radio Interview: Attack on Right of Conscience Becomes Law in Illinois

    Noel Sterett joins Mark Elfstrand of AM 1160 in studio, explaining the radical Senate Bill 1564. Governor Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law past week which forces Christian doctors and pregnancy centers to promote abortion.Follow Mauck & Baker on Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn.   Read More...

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    Mauck & Baker Summer Reading List

    Though summer is nearing completion, reading season never should be limited. Here are some book recommendations from around the office.Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets The book contains lots of thrilling testimonies of answered prayers and plenty of challenges to our constrained prayers habits. I recommend it to mature believers who already pray frequently but also sense they need to enlarge, deepen or quicken their prayers.--John W.   Read More...

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    Loving Work: My Experience as a Blackstone Fellow

    Every year, Mauck & Baker has a talented Blackstone Legal Fellow join the firm for six weeks. The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is branch of the Alliance Defending Freedom and prepares Christian law students for careers marked by integrity, excellence, and leadership. This summer, we had a first year law student, Matthew Jacobs, join the firm. Matthew lives on the south side of Chicago and attends Vanderbilt Law of School. The more that you learn, the more you realize that ...  Read More...

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    Freeing Speech on Campus: Interview with FIRE's Ari Cohn

        For institutions that claim to be open minded and promote the free exchange of ideas, its ironic to see college campuses across the nation become increasingly hostile to the right of free speech. However, Ari Cohn of FIRE is pushing back. We talk to him on Lawyers for Jesus Radio.Tune in Saturdays at 3:00 pm on AM 1160 for Lawyers for Jesus Radio. Each week, the attorneys from Mauck & Baker will cover a variety of topics relating to the Gospel in l...  Read More...

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    Russell Moore: Engaging Culture without Losing the Gospel

    In Russell Moore's recent book, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, he argues Christians need to refocus their efforts on true Christian principles and less on preserving cultural norms. This week, we speak to Mr. Moore who is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.   Read More...

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    CLS Presentations: One Year Since Obergefell v. Hodges

    To mark the first year since US Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, the Christian Legal Society of Northern Illinois held a panel with four distinguished legal scholars to give their analysis on this past year’s events and their opinions on future directions. The panel comprised of the Honorable Judge Thomas Donnelly of the Cook County Circuit Court, Professor Judith Schwartz Sherwin of Loyola University Law School, Professor John Breen of Loyola Uni...  Read More...

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