Articles From 2014
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The last word on People v Elliott is ‘rescind’
Lawpulse, Page 114
A man's conviction for driving on a suspended license stands even though the underlying suspension is rescinded, the Illinois Supreme Court rules, after thoroughly analyzing the meaning of "rescind."
License renewal application fees changed for new and used car dealers
Illinois Law Update, Page 168
The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to require both new and used car dealers to pay a license renewal application fee to be determined by the amount of automobiles sold by the dealer in the prior year, as per the following scheme: for 25-200 automobiles sold, a fee of $150; for 200-300 automobiles sold, a fee of $300; and for 300 automobiles or more sold, a fee of $500.
License required for distribution of medications in shortage
Illinois Law Update, Page 16
The Wholesale Drug Distribution Licensing Act has been amended to require wholesale distributors of drugs in shortage to be specially licensed by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Low Cost Technology for Highly Productive Lawyers
Article, Page 20
Now more than ever, great technology tools - many especially designed for lawyers - are amazingly affordable if not free. But don't forget the crucial difference between "frugal" and "cheap."
Low-Tech Is Not an Option
Column, Page 112
Lawyers must get comfortable with practice-related technology or risk losing business and running afoul of ethics rules.
Make Your Personal Style Work for You
Article, Page 380
Afraid you're too shy to get up and do what needs to be done to market your practice? Fear not. Good marketing is more about listening than talking.
Medical cannabis cultivation centers
Illinois Law Update, Page 472
The Department of Agriculture ("DOA") adopted amendments to implement Pub. Act 98-0122, which creates a pilot program for the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis. 8 Ill. Adm. Code 1000 (eff. July 25, 2014).
Medical Marijuana Comes to Illinois
Article, Page 172
What will the Medical Cannabis Act mean for patients? For employers? Others? Prepare to advise clients about what some are calling the most restrictive medical marijuana law in the country.
Modified procedures for inventorying and accessing natural heritage data
Illinois Law Update, Page 168
The Nature Preserves Commission (the "Commission") recently developed policies that clarify the type of data inventoried and maintained by the Commission, assess fees on those accessing the data, and limit how natural heritage data may be used. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 4020 (eff. Jan. 10, 2014).
More family members may petition for medical information under the Adoption Act
Illinois Law Update, Page 424
This amendatory act to the Adoption Act adds several categories of people eligible to petition state courts for the appointment of a confidential intermediary to: (1) exchange medical and identifying information with mutually consenting biological relatives; and (2) arrange contact with consenting biological relatives.
More mentorship opportunities available in principal preparation programs
Illinois Law Update, Page 372
School superintendents, assistant superintendents, and directors of special education with at least two years of experience relevant to the role of a principal are now permitted to mentor principal candidates. 23 Ill. Adm. Code 30 (eff. May 6, 2014).