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Laura  Jean  Baker

September 19, 2017

My blog posts are inspired by my husband Attorney Ryan Ulrich’s work in criminal defense. Any casework I write about is from public record, but I have changed the names of his clients to protect their privacy.

Columbine and Sandy Hook are lodged smack-dab in the bull's-...

September 12, 2017

My children have turned their plastic sandbox-pool combo kit into either the Greenbriar Amphibian Research Facility (at best) or the Gulag for Frogs (at worst). 

One side of the plastic clamshell, slathered with mud, acorns, and sticks, is for dry-land training; the fli...

September 6, 2017

After Dylan Haskell tried – but failed – to escape from the Winnebago County Courthouse, my remaining weeks of summer seemed to bask in this guy’s absurdist tragicomedy.

 “Holy shit. My client just got sentenced to prison and he tried to run out of the courtroom …”

Ryan’...

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