Browse articles by year: 2016 (129)
Making a Graceful Exit
LawPulse, Page 220
Remember, the Former Employer From Hell still holds the power of a reference.
Making evidence meaningful
LawPulse, Page 278
A veteran lawyer and trial judge tells litigators how to present evidence in a way that engages and wins over jurors.
Measure of damages to pet may include the cost of veterinary care and treatment
Illinois Law Update, Page 122
On December 31, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Logan County awarding damages to the plaintiffs for tortious damage to their dog and modifying the damage award to equal the total costs of veterinary care required.
LawPulse, Page 386
A presenter at the upcoming ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference helps lawyers improve their memories and thereby enhance their practices.
New hearsay exception added for the intentional murder of a witness. PA 095-1004
Illinois Law Update, Page 70
The Illinois General Assembly amended the Code of Criminal Procedure by adding section 115-10.6, which creates a new hearsay exception when evidence is offered against a party that has killed the declarant "intending to procure the unavailability of the declarant as a witness in a criminal or civil proceeding." 725 ILCS 5/115-10.6.
New lead and mercury labeling requirements PA 095-1019
Illinois Law Update, Page 284
The Illinois General Assembly amended section 6 of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act and added two new sections to the Mercury-added Product Prohibition Act. 410 ILCS 45/6, 410 ILCS 46/22, 23.
New open government legislation
LawPulse, Page 330
A bill awaiting the governor’s signature would make the promise of open records real for more people, supporters say.
New program created to fund capital improvement projects for hospitals. PA 096-0037
Illinois Law Update, Page 444
Illinois lawmakers have amended the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to create, subject to appropriation, a program to award grants to fund capital projects "to improve or renovate [a] hospital's facility or to improve, replace or acquire the hospital's equipment or technology."
New rules set standards for dementia care units
Illinois Law Update, Page 552
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (the department) recently adopted new rules creating a pilot program for Dementia Care Units in Supportive Living Facilities (SLF) across the state.
No five-o’clock world for e-filing
LawPulse, Page 10
Unless the rules specify otherwise, parties may electronically file up to midnight on deadline day with administrative agencies that permit e-filing, the supreme court holds.
Now More than Ever
Column, Page 328
Tough economic times make ISBA membership essential to your practice.