Browse articles by year: 2015 (331)
Schools no longer obligated to comply with unfunded mandates. PA 096-1441
Illinois Law Update, Page 616
The School Code has been amended to allow public school districts and private schools to choose not to comply with statutory or regulatory mandates enacted after the effective date of this amendment, unless the mandate is fully funded by the government for the relevant school year. 105 ILCS/22-60.
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Column, Page 442
Exception for commercial fraud not warranted; Two exceptions to the doctrine of election
Sexting: It’s No Joke, It’s a Crime
Article, Page 192
A look at the high-stakes legal issues raised by adolescent "sexting" and their implications for counsel to teens, parents, and schools.
So You Want to Be a Business Lawyer
Article, Page 20
You've thought about expanding into business counseling - what's the next step? Here's advice from experienced business-law practitioners, plus some business-law basics.
So You Want to Be a Judge?
Article, Page 456
High status, great money, no practice-management headaches - what lawyer wouldn't want to be a judge? What lawyer indeed, which is why it's a hard gig to get.
Stiffer monitoring of sex offender information. PA 096-1104
Illinois Law Update, Page 508
While sex offenders have previously been required to report accurate information about their place of residence and employment, Illinois lawmakers have added required elements of identification to the list. (730 ILCS 150/3).
Supreme court rule changes bring more certainty to custody judgments
LawPulse, Page 174
Before, custody orders weren't final and appealable if other issues were pending. Now they are, and that's good for kids, an appellate justice says. But she warns that family lawyers must pay closer attention than ever to appellate rules and deadlines.
Taking the Cake
Column, Page 322
How to put your temptation-resisting rational brain in charge.