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Implicit Bias in the Courts By Justice Michael B. Hyman January 2014 Article, Page 40 Implicit bias and stereotypes can affect the fairness of legal proceedings. It's important for lawyers and judges to examine unconscious attitudes and their hidden dangers.
Increased issuance of water supply construction permits September 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 424 According to the EPA's adopted amendment, the agency will issue public water supply construction permits despite an applicant's previous violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. 35 Ill. Adm. Code 652 (eff. June 30, 2014).
Increased oversight for medical therapy and imaging services August 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 372 New quality assurance and oversight standards for computed tomography ("CT"), radiation therapy, electronic brachytherapy, and digital imaging went into effect on May 29, 2014. 32 Ill. Adm. Code 360.
The incredible, unciteable Rule 23 order By Matthew Hector October 2014 Lawpulse, Page 466 Lawyers can cite magazine articles like the one you're reading in their pleadings and briefs - why can't they cite Rule 23 orders?
Injured workers may have more options for recovering damages September 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 424 The Workers' Compensation Act is amended to alter the circumstances under which an injured employee may seek damages from a service organization associated with the employer, his insurer, or his broker.
IRS removes tax break for some employer health-care reimbursement schemes By Janan Hanna February 2014 Lawpulse, Page 62 In years past, employers who don't offer medical plans to employees got a tax advantage for reimbursing some of their medical expenses. The IRS has greatly restricted that tax break.
Is Discharging Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy Getting Easier? By Paul B. Porvaznik November 2014 Article, Page 540 The "undue hardship" standard for discharging student loan debt is hard to meet. But cases from across the country suggest the tide may be turning in favor of a more relaxed, fact-specific test.
ISBA dramatically expands free CLE program choices for members By Adam W. Lasker January 2014 Lawpulse, Page 10 Beginning in 2014, ISBA's entire online CLE catalog will be available to members at no charge, expanding the freely available programming from 35 to 550 hours.
ISBA Governance: Is it Time for Change? By Vincent Cornelius, Celia Gamrath, and Tim Chorvat November 2014 Article, Page 536 Are the ISBA's 27-member Board of Governors and 203-member Assembly too large for today's association environment? ISBA governance is under review.
ISBA’s Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute By Richard D. Felice September 2014 Column, Page 416 Great practice-oriented programming is coming to a venue near you.
Join the ISBA President’s Club By Richard D. Felice November 2014 Column, Page 516 Join the President's Club - and the elite Founders' Circle - and help the ISBA do even more.
Judicial Independence: Two Westerns and a Promise By Hon. Ron Spears February 2014 Column, Page 98 Sometimes judges have to make a lonely stand against the majority.
Juries in the Age of Voir Google By Hon. Ron Spears August 2014 Column, Page 402 Lawyers are using Internet to research prospective jurors.
Jury demand in original complaint transfers to third-party claims assigned to the original plaintiff November 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 524 On August 18, 2014, the Second District Appellate Court of Illinois held that a plaintiff's original jury demand covered a third-party claim against an insurer that had been assigned to the plaintiff as part of a settlement agreement.
Juvenile Court Act consent provision survives constitutional challenges October 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 472 On August 4, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that section 5-615 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, 705 ILCS 405/5-615 ("the consent provision"), is constitutional.
Juvenile Justice, Part I: Automatic expungement of juvenile records By Janan Hanna June 2014 Lawpulse, Page 266 Proposed legislation would require the state police to expunge arrest records when juveniles turn 18 if they were never charged and have no recent arrests.
Juvenile Justice, Part II: An end to automatic transfers to adult court? By Janan Hanna June 2014 Lawpulse, Page 266 A legislative proposal would stop the automatic transfer of juveniles to adult court, requiring that judges determine whether the transfer is appropriate.
The last word on People v Elliott is ‘rescind’ By Janan Hanna March 2014 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."
Lawyer sues after his YouTube post of client leads to suspension By Janan Hanna May 2014 Lawpulse, Page 214 A lawyer who was disciplined for posting a YouTube video of police buying drugs from his client has filed a federal lawsuit challenging his suspension.
A Lawyer’s Duty to Understand Technology: The Forest and the Trees By Charles J. Northrup April 2014 Column, Page 196 Lawyers' ethical obligation to understand technology comes under the heading competence.
The Leadership Journey By Paula H. Holderman May 2014 Column, Page 212 Reflections on an exhilarating, exhausting year.
Legal malpractice claims by clients and non-clients are subject to the same repose period May 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 220 On February 21, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the time limits for claims against attorneys arising out of the performance of professional services apply to actions by non-clients, resolving a split among the districts of the appellate court.
Legislative fine-tuning makes the small-estate affidavit more useful By Matthew Hector November 2014 Lawpulse, Page 518 A new law makes the small-estate affidavit better for rounding up stray assets that didn't make it into probate-avoiding trusts and more palatable to banks and other entities.
License renewal application fees changed for new and used car dealers April 2014 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 January 2014 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.
Licensing requirements for private detectives, private alarm and security contractors, fingerprint vendors, and locksmiths July 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 320 Applicants seeking licensure as a private detective, private alarm contractor, private security contractor, fingerprint vendor, or locksmith must submit their applications within three years of receiving a passing license examination score. 68 Ill. Adm. Code 1240 (eff. March 25, 2014).
Licensing standards for child welfare agencies, day care homes, and group day care homes February 2014 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services recently adopted amendments that alter the licensing standards for child welfare agencies, day care homes, and group day care homes. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 401, 406, 408 (eff. Nov. 30, 2013).
Local Counsel in the Digital Age: The Rise of the Coverage Attorney By Charles R. Wolf July 2014 Article, Page 328 More law firms are taking cases from far-flung places, and they need local counsel to make court appearances on their behalf. Find out more about this growing source of business.
Long Odds: Commercial Mortgagors Fighting to Keep Their Property During Foreclosure Have Few Options By Tracy Steindel Ickes March 2014 Article, Page 144 Illinois law presumes lenders are entitled to possession of commercial property during foreclosure, and defendant-mortgagors aren't likely to overcome that presumption.
Looking for Free Legal Information? Check out the Law Library of Congress By Tom Gaylord March 2014 Column, Page 148 There might be a broken link here or there, but the Law Library of Congress is still a great portal to free legal resources.