Browse articles by year: 2015 (331)
The gay rights amendment: It’s the law
LawPulse, Page 110
The Illinois Human Rights Act now prohibits many kinds of discrimination against homosexuals, a fact of which you should apprise your clients – whether they like it or not.
Get ready for MCLE
LawPulse, Page 558
Did you know that programs offered as early as January 2006 can be counted toward the MCLE requirement? Here are highlights of the new rules.
Guardianship requirements amended - PA094-0579
Illinois Law Update, Page 506
On August 12, 2005, the Probate Act of 1975 (755 ILCS 5) (Act) was modified to specify new conditions under which one may act as a guardian of both the person and the estate.
Handling High-Maintenance Clients
Article, Page 398
Angry clients, irrational clients, obsessive clients – how do you handle them? ISBA lawyers share their strategies.
The Health Care Surrogate Act: a physician’s finding must in writing
LawPulse, Page 226
The Illinois Supreme Court rules that the Act did not require a hospital to consult a wife before removing a patient from a ventilator because the attending physician had not made a written finding that the patient lacked "decisional capacity."
HIPAA and POAs revisited
LawPulse, Page 110
Experts still say you shouldn't have to amend your POAs to make them HIPAA compliant, but maybe it's better to be safe than sorry.
An Honest Look at Tort Reform
Column, Page 160
ISBA has commissioned an unbiased study of the relationship between malpractice litigation and insurance rates.
Icc personnel barred from accepting gratuities
Illinois Law Update, Page 622
Part 100 of Title 83 has been amended by the Illinois Commerce Commission to adhere to section 2-102(b) of the Public Utilities Act to bar the Commission's personnel from accepting gratuities from entities that are subject to the Commission's supervision.