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Is a motion a pleading?
Lawpulse, Page 230
No, answers a chicago lawyer, and because of that a motion attacking another motion is improper.
Is There Marital Property Before Divorce? So Sayeth Takata
Article, Page 512
Can an ex-wife recover post-decree arrearages of child support from the separately owned assets of the obligor father's new wife? The appellate court says "yes." Plus, read Christine Takata's take on this much talked-about ruling.
A Judge's Judge
Article, Page 448
In Thomas Fitzgerald, the Illinois Supreme Court has a seasoned trial judge at the helm. Here's an interview with the new chief.
Law Firm Marketing 101
Article, Page 20
You didn’t go to law school to be a salesperson, but you still have to sell yourself to prospective clients. Here’s how.
The Lawyer of Love
Lawpulse, Page 174
Chicago divorce lawyer Corri Fetman offers advice in - and poses for - Playboy.
Lessons from Jury Research
Article, Page 190
Experience with mock juries challenges conventional wisdom about how jurors react to expert testimony and attorney performance.
Life insurance cannot be used to secure maintenance payments
Illinois Law Update, Page 124
On January 3, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, reversed the judgment of the circuit court requiring the respondent to designate his ex-wife Sandra as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy as security for his maintenance obligation.
The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act is amended. PA 095-0427
Illinois Law Update, Page 284
Sections 4.3 and 70 of the Mental Heath and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act have been amended by the General Assembly. 20 ILCS 1705/4.3 and 70. Subsection (b) of Section 4.3, concerning "Site visits and inspections," has been changed by adding language providing that the Department of Human Services will establish a system of "regular and ongoing" on-site inspections "that shall occur at least annually."
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code amended. 095-0602
Illinois Law Update, Page 180
The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, 405 ILCS 5/1-100 et seq, has been amended to add a new section defining "Dangerous conduct," and by changing other existing definitions concerning a person's awareness of the need for treatment.
Column, Page 64
Where we are with CLE, UPL and more.
My Mother, My Client
Article, Page 344
Should you do legal work for family and close friends? Probably not, ethics experts and seasoned lawyers say.
A new definition of marital property?
Lawpulse, Page 384
A controversial ruling allows a child-support obligee to lay claim to property held in the name of the obligor's new spouse.
New law attempts to simplify zoning hearings
Lawpulse, Page 498
A new law classifies zoning decisions as legislative acts, not administrative rulings. This will streamline zoning proceedings, proponents say.
New licensing requirements for fire equipment distributors
Illinois Law Update, Page 284
The Office of the State Fire Marshall made changes to 41 Ill Adm Code 280. The changes apply to companies and their employees that service, hydro-test, recharge, install, maintain, replace, repair or inspect all types of fire extinguishers, suppression devices or systems.