Articles From 2012
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LAWPAC Needs Impact
Column, Page 8
It's more important than ever to give lawyers a strong voice in Springfield.
Lawyers and Law School Reform
Article, Page 414
Too many law students emerge with staggering debt and grim job prospects. It's time for bar associations and the legal academy to work together to strengthen the profession, these scholars say.
Limits on open burning. PA 097-0488
Illinois Law Update, Page 292
The Fire Protection District Act has been amended to allow for the emergency prohibition of open burning (70 ILCS 705/8.20).
Lying to police can be obstruction
Lawpulse, Page 178
Lying to a police officer can support a conviction for obstruction of justice if the lying directly hinders the officer's official performance, the Illinois Supreme Court rules.
Making Gifts Can Reduce Illinois Estate Taxes
Article, Page 646
Recent Illinois legislation established higher estate tax exclusion amounts. Learn how clients can use gifts to substantially reduce Illinois estate taxes.
Mandated reporting requirements have been expanded to include new types of professionals. PA 097-0711
Illinois Law Update, Page 464
In the wake of the Penn State scandal, the Illinois General Assembly has amended the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (325 ILCS 5/4) to expand the types of professionals required to report child abuse and neglect. Added to the list of professionals are higher education institution personnel, athletic program or facility personnel, and early intervention providers.
Marriage and Divorce at Midlife and Beyond
Article, Page 544
As the 45-and-older population continues to grow, family law practitioners are faced with an array of issues unique to the "gray divorce revolution."
MCLE goes to the movies
Lawpulse, Page 286
A pair of Illinois attorneys uses lawyer-themed Hollywood films to teach lessons about legal ethics.
Narrowing the Illinois anti-SLAPP statute
Lawpulse, Page 126
The Illinois Supreme Court reins in a statute designed to stop misuse of defamation lawsuits to silence critics speaking out on matters of public interest.
Navigating the Seventh Circuit's Website
Column, Page 268
What better place to look for court information - everything from opinions to court rules to brief-writing guides - than the court's own website?