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Profile of Il. AG Lisa Madigan

I have had the opportunity to work with many attorneys general over the last 30 years, and I have to say that very few love the job with the longevity and the intensity of Il. AG Lisa Madigan. Names like Tom Miller (Iowa), Dick Blumenthal (Ct), Greg Zoeller (Indiana) and Lawerence Wasden (Idaho) all come to mind, but I think General Madigan captures the very essence of the job when she says in this profile that "being attorney general has truly allowed me to be a voice for justice for the people of Illinois and oftentimes the country — and I love it.” General Madigan spoke at Columbia Law School on Human Rights and also at Harvard Law School at my Spring Seminar on the Role of the State Attorney General, and in both situations inspired the students and faculty who heard her.