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Bob Clifford to Defend Socrates at Re-Trial in Chicago

January 23, 2013

An all-star cast of Chicago legal luminaries will be taking part in the "re-trial" of Socrates, the Greek philosopher who was tried and convicted in Athens on corrupting youth thousands of years ago.

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, along with Dan Webb, chairman at Winston & Strawn, will be representing Socrates in a trial testing freedom of speech. Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, now at Skadden Arps, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick M. Collins, now at Perkins Cole, will serve as counsel for the City of Athens.

Judge Richard A. Posner of the Seventh Circuit will serve as the presiding judge. The distinguished jurors will be the Hon. William J. Bauer, former Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Hon. Anna Demacopoulos, Cook County Circuit Court Sixth Municipal District; John J. Cullerton, Illinois Senate President; Chicago Ald. Walter Burnett, 27th Ward; Hon. Margaret Frossard (ret.), Director, Professionalism and Engagement, John Marshall Law School; Hon. Peggy Chiampas, Cook County Circuit Court First District; John P. Calamos, Sr., Chairman, Calamos Investments; George Anastaplo, Professor of Law, Loyola University School of Law; Thomas Minogue, Chairman, Thompson Coburn LLP; Dean R. Glassberg, Regional President, First Midwest Bank; Anna Davlantes, host "Good Day Chicago," Fox Chicago; Paul Meincke, Reporter, WLS-TV; Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times reporter; Ameet Sachdev, Chicago Tribune reporter; Neil Steinberg, columnist, Chicago Sun-Times; Larry Yellen, anchor and investigative reporter, FOX News Chicago

The National Hellenic Museum is hosting the re-trial that will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL. The venue was changed from the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago to accommodate the overwhelming response of attendees.

Tickets must be purchased to attend the event which can be obtained by calling 312-655-1234 or email events@hellenicmuseum.org. The cost is $100 per person and $50 for students with a valid ID.

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For further information, please contact Amelia Dellos at the National Hellenic Museum at 312-655-1234, ext. 33, or adellos@hellenicmuseum.org.

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