Browse articles by year: 2015 (277)
Surpluses from foreclosure sales do not go to the purchaser
Illinois Law Update, Page 14
On November 13, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, reversed and remanded the decision of the Circuit Court of McHenry County, holding the circuit court abused its discretion by distributing a portion of the surplus funds from a sheriff's auction to the winner of that auction.
Taking (Back) Your Vacation
Column, Page 322
When was the last time you left the BlackBerry at home and took a real vacation?
Task force on health planning reform created. PA 095-0005
Illinois Law Update, Page 404
In order to protect essential healthcare facilities and to improve the thoroughness of Illinois health facility planning, the Illinois General Assembly amended the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act to create the Task Force on Health Planning Reform.
Termite Traps for Homebuyers
Article, Page 424
Simply getting an inspection may not give your clients what they need. Here are steps you can take to protect them.
Thoughts for the Year Ahead
Column, Page 340
The coming year will feature initiatives on lawyers' image, diversity, and judicial independence.
Three flavors of federal e-filing
LawPulse, Page 622
Effective last month, all three federal district courts accept electronically filed complaints – but each has different procedures.
The trouble with hourly billing
LawPulse, Page 286
Does the tradition of billing by the hour push lawyers to pad bills and thus engage in the kind of "dishonest" behavior forbidden by the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct?
Tuition Waiver Rules Implemented
Illinois Law Update, Page 236
The Board of Higher Education (Board) has implemented rules, effective February 7, 2007, that provide uniform guidelines, definitions, and limitations for the issuing of tuition and fee waivers by public universities to their students. 23 Ill Adm Code 1075.
Using Videos at Trial: The Big Picture
Article, Page 642
What foundation is needed to introduce a video at trial in Illinois? Are videos subject to discovery? The author explores that and more.
Validity of advance payment retainers for attorneys upheld
Illinois Law Update, Page 348
On May 3, 2007, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirming the Circuit Court of Cook County's judgment ordering DLA Piper to turn over funds from an advance payment retainer paid by defendant Michael Davis.
What court reporters want
LawPulse, Page 510
At depositions, they want you to say out loud who is in the room. And to speak slowly. And not to interrupt other speakers. And...
What’s Your Duty Under Himmel?
Article, Page 296
What kind of misconduct by your fellow lawyers should be reported to ARDC? What if you make the wrong call?