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2002 Illinois Supreme Court Criminal Cases: Searches, Statutes, and More on Apprendi By Evelyn G. Baniewicz April 2003 Article, Page 180 The court's 2002 criminal cases.
2003 Spring Session Roundup By Jim Covington August 2003 Column, Page 380 A summary of key bills passed this session by the General Assembly.
Actions for intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon conduct occurring in the martial setting will be recognized December 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 600 On September 18, 2003, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the fifth district appellate court, which held that the plaintiff could maintain a cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress caused by her ex-husband's pattern of abusive treatment during their marriage.
Ad Campaign Promotes Value of ISBA Lawyers By Loren Golden February 2003 Column, Page 56 I'm reminded of the story of the little boy, Tommy, who was 12 years old and hadn't spoken a word since birth.
Adjectives, Adverbs, and More By Lisa McGrady April 2003 Column, Page 205 So when do you use "whom"? Our grammar review continues with adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and pronouns.
Admitting Other-Crimes Evidence: A Call for Change By Brendan Max March 2003 Article, Page 132 When can; and should; evidence that the defendant committed other crimes be admitted to help establish guilt of the crime charged?
Adoption policies changed January 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 On October 23, 2002, the Department of Children and Family Services (department) amended rules relating to parental fitness and general adoption policies in title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
Adverse Examination of Former Employees in Illinois By Jeffrey K. Kroll and J. Ryan Potts June 2003 Article, Page 300 Illinois plaintiffs should be allowed to treat former employees of corporate defendants as adverse witnesses, these authors argue.
Affidavit of intent to file for petition for leave to appeal must comply with traditional meaning of affidavit and not just provide notice to opposing party March 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 116 On December 5, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed the defendant's appeal because the document it filed entitled "Affidavit of Intent to File Petition for Leave to Appeal" was not an "affidavit," but rather a simple pleading.
Amendment to Business Corporation Act of 1983 P.A. 92-0771 January 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 Gov. Ryan signed into law an amendment to the Business Corporation Act of 1983 which provides that a corporation may allow members entitled to vote to participate in any meeting through the use of interactive technology.
Amendment to Vehicle Code requires proof financial responsibility from three-time offenders P.A. 92-0775 January 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 A recent amendment to the Illinois Vehicle Code provides that a person convicted a third or subsequent time of driving without liability insurance must provide proof financial responsibility to the secretary of state for at least one year.
Amendments adopted for Department of Corrections May 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Illinois Department of Corrections (department) recently adopted amendments to 20 Ill Adm Code 110. Effective March 1, 2003, the changes affect the procedure for reimbursement of expenses incurred by incarcerated offenders
Amendments Made Affecting Providers in the Medical Assistance Program November 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 550 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill. Adm. Code 104. Effective August 1, 2003, the changes implement new provisions under P.A. 92-789.
Amendments Made Regarding Safety in Bars and Clubs Serving Alcohol P.A. 03-0551 December 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 600 Effective immediately, premises licensed for alcohol consumption are limited in the types of materials they may use on those premises.
Amendments made to Early Intervention Program April 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 168 The Illinois Department of Human Services (department) recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill Adm Code 500, relating to the Early Intervention Program, a component of Early Childhood Services.
Amendments to Dental and Long-Term Care Programs December 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 600 The Illinois Department of Public Aid recently adopted amendments to 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140. Effective September 5, 2003, these changes pertain to services provided by and to payments made under the Department's dental and long-term care (LTC) programs.  
Apportioning Stock Options at Divorce: A Detailed Guide By Michael W. Kalcheim September 2003 Article, Page 454 Companies still use stock options; here's how to apportion them.
The Art of Direct Examination By Terrence J. Lavin June 2003 Article, Page 305 A trial lawyer's guide to effectively examining experts and plaintiffs.
Assessing reassessments By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2003 Lawpulse, Page 374 Appellate court precedent makes it difficult for assessors to change the valuation of property more often than once every four years. But what are the limits on assessors' authority to "revise and correct"?
Attorney previously disbarred in Missouri who violates Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5(f) subject to two-year suspension rather than censure February 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 62 On November 21, 2002, the Illinois Supreme Court held that attorney Storment violated Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5(f) when he failed to obtain his client's written consent to a division of fees with another attorney.
Attorney-Client Privilege, Corporate Clients and the Control-Group Test By Daniel J. Polatsek February 2003 Article, Page 80 An explanation of how and when the attorney-client privilege protects communications between a corporate client and a third party.
Avoiding a Coverage Hangover By Karen Erger August 2003 Column, Page 415 Shopping for new malpractice insurance? Make sure you don't create a gap in your coverage if and when you switch insurers.
Avoiding the Medicare Trap: Workers’ Comp and Medicare Secondary-Payer Regs By Brad E. Bleakney, B December 2003 Article, Page 604 Drafters of settlement agreements beware: you must account for Medicare's lien.
Avoiding Tort Immunity Pitfalls By Edward W. McNabola June 2003 Article, Page 284 An overview of the challenges to litigants posed by the governmental tort immunity statute.
Back to the Basics of Grammar and Style By Maureen B. Collins February 2003 Column, Page 91 Sexy they're not, but grammatical rules and conventions are too important to ignore.
Bankrupt employees; no firing after filing? By Helen W. Gunnarsson July 2003 Lawpulse, Page 326 Employers may not "discriminat[e] or retaliat[e] against" employees who have filed for bankruptcy. But what does that mean?
Bankruptcy reform still a waiting game By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2003 Lawpulse, Page 8 Congress has yet to pass bankruptcy reform legislation. Meanwhile, the bankruptcy bar has had little success in tempering provisions they say are unfriendly and unfair to lawyers.
Being Right Versus Saying it Right By Maureen B. Collins November 2003 Column, Page 577 As this cautionary tale illustrates, sometimes what you say to a client is less important than how you say it.
Beyond Eat-What-You-Kill: Determining Partner Compensation By John W. Olmstead November 2003 Column, Page 575 Make sure your partner-compensation system encourages behavior that advances, not undermines, your firm's strategic goals.
Blind plea, blind justice? By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2003 Lawpulse, Page 8 Capital murder trials put a strain on county budgets, which has led to second-class justice in some cases, critics charge. But improvements in the capital litigation system are making a difference.