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Need a Case or Statute on the Run? Fastcase has an App for That By Tom Gaylord September 2010 Column, Page 488 Fastcase's free application offers cases to iPhone and iPad owners.
Neither the Day nor the Hour By Karen Erger February 2010 Column, Page 104 Nothing puts life in perspective like glimpsing your mortality.
New adoption regulations for cats and dogs. PA 096-0314 January 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 Animal shelters and animal control facilities now have the responsibility to sterilize and microchip all cats and dogs before they are ad. 
New felony for using a stolen firearm to commit a crime. PA 096-0190 February 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 Criminals who commit crimes with stolen guns now can be charged with a new Class 2 felony - use of a stolen firearm in the commission of an offense.
The New, Improved Home Repair and Remodeling Act By Adam B. Whiteman September 2010 Article, Page 462 ISBA-inspired changes specify that a homeowner's remedy for an HRRA violation is to sue under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
New law allows for expanded circulation of notice of an order of protection. PA 096-0651 June 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 Notice of an order of protection is now more widely available at the request of a petitioner. 
New law criminalizing obstruction of identification. PA 096-0335 February 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 The Illinois General Assembly is cracking down on the obstruction of identification.  
The New, More Clear, More Compete Rules: the Example of Rule 3.7 By Donald E. Weihl November 2010 Column, Page 594 The new version of Rule 3.7 ("Lawyer as Witness") doesn't change the law, but it expresses it more clearly.
New regulations for grant program to aid community health centers October 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 508 The Illinois Capital Development Board recently set forth guidelines detailing requirements for community health centers to meet when requesting grant funding allocated under the Community Health Center Construction Act (30 ILCS 766/10.1 et seq).
New requirements for students’ self-administration of asthma medication or epinephrine. PA 096-1460 November 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 564 The School Code has been amended to revise the authorization requirements for students' self-administration of asthma medication or epinephrine auto-injectors in schools. 105 ILCS 5/22-30.
New rules adopted to improve railroad employee working conditions January 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Commerce Commission (the commission) amended regulations that require railroad employers to sufficiently protect the health and wellness of their employees, in an effort to further improve the safety and working conditions for railroad employees throughout the state. 
New rules aim to improve the protection of personal property in Illinois’ warehouses September 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 452 The Illinois Commerce Commission (commission) recently adopted regulations to oversee the storage of goods in Illinois personal property warehouses.
New rules recognize and register non-public schools for block grant funding March 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 The Illinois State Board of Education (the board) recently adopted new rules that set forth the requirements for recognition and registration of non-public schools with the state.
New state holiday: Children’s Day. PA 096-0465 August 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 400 State lawmakers have amended the State Commemorative Dates Act to celebrate Children's Day. (5 ILCS 490/125). The second Sunday in June is now Children's Day (El Dia de los Ninos).  
New “substance of dispute” arbitration rules. PA 096-1476 November 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 564 The general assembly has amended the Uniform Arbitration Act. (710 ILCS 5/8).
The new-lawyer Q and A February 2010 Column, Page 108 Does bankruptcy affect my lottery winnings?
The new-lawyer Q&A January 2010 Column, Page 47 How can I trace a former client?
No Contact Orders allowed for stalking victims. PA 096-0246 June 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 Victims of stalking may file a "no contact order" under a new law passed by the Illinois General Assembly. 
No pension for Ryan By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2010 Lawpulse, Page 174 The supreme court reverses the appellate court and rules that George Ryan is not entitled to a pension for his years on the government payroll.
No statute of limitation for child pornography cases. March 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 Illinois lawmakers amended the Criminal Code of 1961 to allow prosecution of child pornography offenses to be undertaken "at any time."  
Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section By John G. Locallo December 2010 Column, Page 607 Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section.
Non-identical Twins: The Illinois and Federal Rules of Evidence By Professor Jeffrey A. Parness December 2010 Column, Page 642 Important differences between the two limit the persuasive power of federal precedents in Illinois.
Nonparty Discovery Under the Federal Arbitration Act By Mitchell L. Marinello and John Haarlow, Jr. September 2010 Article, Page 476 The Federal Arbitration Act places sharp limits on a party's ability to obtain information from a nonparty, but it can be done. Here's a guide.
Not all dividing lines constitute “the border” line for the purposes of territory disconnection June 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 292 On March 30, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, on a matter of first impression, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Kane County, denying a territory subdivision's petition to disconnect from the Village of Campton Hills.
Notes from a Legal Assistant By Mark D. Hassakis November 2010 Column, Page 556 Not every law office VIP has a law license.
Now How Much Would You Pay? Avoiding Involuntary Pro Bono By Karen Erger August 2010 Column, Page 430 Remember, there's nothing unprofessional about getting paid
Organization as Client - a Continuing Dilemma for Business Lawyers By Stephen Proctor March 2010 Column, Page 160 It's an ethics problem under the old and new rules alike.
The Outside Sales Exemption: Does It Really Apply to Your Client? By Samuel G. Wieczorek August 2010 Article, Page 426 This article explores recent case law and gives tips to Illinois practitioners to ensure compliance by their business clients, including those in the pharmaceutical industry.
Party switching and clarification of the election code December 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 616 On October 7, 2010, the Supreme Court of Illinois upheld a decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that Steven J. Rauschenberger was eligible to run as a Republican candidate in the February 2010 general primary election for the office of state senator, despite voting a Democratic ballot in a February 2009 consolidated primary election.
Penalties enhanced for selling counterfeit goods. PA 096-0631 May 2010 Illinois Law Update, Page 236 State lawmakers recently strengthened laws and penalties for dealing in counterfeit goods.