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Point of Law: For Reporters

Point of Law is 30 and 60 second radio spots on legal topics produced by the ISBA.microphone image

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Your Money

60 second spots 30 second spots
What Happens When You Declare Bankruptcy? What Happens When You Declare Bankruptcy?
Easy Credit Can Lead to Bankruptcy Easy Credit Can Lead to Bankruptcy
Don't Make It Easy For a Rip-Off Artist Don't Make It Easy For a Rip-Off Artist 60
Facing a Tax Audit Facing a Tax Audit
Taxes and the Divided Family Taxes and the Divided Family
Defaulting on Car Payments Can Lead to Repossession Defaulting on Car Payments Can Lead to Repossession
A Few Tips for Income Tax Preparation A Few Tips for Income Tax Preparation
Be an Alert Consumer When Home Repairs Are Needed Be an Alert Consumer When Home Repairs Are Needed
If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is
Giving Your Money Away? Giving Your Money Away?
Attorney Fees Attorney Fees
Accidents Can Raise Your Insurance Premiums Accidents Can Raise Your Insurance Premiums
A Plan For Your Estate A Plan For Your Estate
So You Want to Start a Business So You Want to Start a Business
The Lemon Law The Lemon Law
Are You Being Hounded by Debt Collection Are You Being Hounded by Debt Collection
Telemarketers Telemarketers
Tenants' Rights Tenants' Rights
Property Division When there is No Will Property Division When there is No Will
You Have The Right To See Your Credit Records You Have The Right To See Your Credit Records
Consumer Protection Starts At Home Consumer Protection Starts At Home
Things You Should Know About Debt Collection Things You Should Know About Debt Collection
Hoaxes Can Cost You! Hoaxes Can Cost You!
Eviction Notices – What To Do Eviction Notices – What To Do
Bad Checks Can Bounce You Into Court Bad Checks Can Bounce You Into Court
Be Careful Who You Call Be Careful Who You Call

Your Family

60 second spots 30 second spots
What is the Proper Amount of Child Support What is the Proper Amount of Child Support
Does Illinois Have No Fault Divorce? Does Illinois Have No Fault Divorce?
Have You Made Your Child Support Payments? Have You Made Your Child Support Payments?
May a Parent's Rights Be Terminated? May a Parent's Rights Be Terminated?
Obtaining an Order of Protection Obtaining an Order of Protection
Common Law Marriages-Are They Valid in Illinois? Common Law Marriages-Are They Valid in Illinois?
Pre-Marriage Agreements Must Meet Certain Requirements Pre-Marriage Agreements Must Meet Certain Requirements
Adoption is a Legal Procedure Adoption is a Legal Procedure
Advice to Newlyweds Advice to Newlyweds
Are You A Parent Who Receives Child Support Payments? Are You A Parent Who Receives Child Support Payments?
Safe Haven Laws Protect Infants Safe Haven Laws Protect Infants
Amber Alert is Available When Needed Amber Alert is Available When Needed
Protecting Senior Citizens from Abuse Protecting Senior Citizens from Abuse
Organ Transplant and the Law Organ Transplant and the Law
Animal Cruelty is Against the Law Animal Cruelty is Against the Law
The Responsibilities of Pet Ownership The Responsibilities of Pet Ownership

Your Job

60 second spots 30 second spots
Vacations Are Not an Inalienable Right Vacations Are Not an Inalienable Right
Employers May Not Ask Personal Questions Employers May Not Ask Personal Questions
Compensation For Injuries on the Job Compensation For Injuries on the Job
Twittering in the Workplace? Twittering in the Workplace?
Is There Privacy in the Workplace? Is There Privacy in the Workplace?
Job-Related Interviews Must Be Objective Job-Related Interviews Must Be Objective
Equal Rights in the Workplace Equal Rights in the Workplace
Unemployment Insurance Benefits - A Safety Net Unemployment Insurance Benefits - A Safety Net
Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Honesty is Key Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Honesty is Key
Terminating Employment-Is Notice Required? Terminating Employment-Is Notice Required?
Vacations Are Not Guaranteed by Law Vacations Are Not Guaranteed By Law
Sex And The Workplace – The Law Can Help Sex And The Workplace – The Law Can Help
Social Media Postings Can Haunt You Social Media Postings Can Haunt You

Military Law

60 second spots 30 second spots
Re-Employment Protection Available For Military Personnel Re-Employment Protection Available For Military Personnel
18 Year Old Males Must Register For The Draft 18 Year Old Males Must Register For The Draft
Military Family Leave Military Family Leave

Criminal Law

60 second spots 30 second spots
Crime Victims Have Rights Crime Victims Have Rights
If You Witness a Crime If You Witness a Crime
Drug Pushing to Minors Can Lead to Double Penalties Drug Pushing to Minors Can Lead to Double Penalties
Splicing into a Cable TV System Can Be Trouble Splicing into a Cable TV System Can Be Trouble
Pirating Recordings of Any Kind is Illegal Pirating Recordings of Any Kind is Illegal
Environmental Crimes Environmental Crimes
Illinois Sex Offender Registration Illinois Sex Offender Registration
Receiving Stolen Property Receiving Stolen Property
Shoplifting Is A Serious Crime Shoplifting Is A Serious Crime

Civil Law

60 second spots 30 second spots
A Time Limit on the Right to Sue A Time Limit on the Right to Sue
Jury Duty is Your Duty Jury Duty is Your Duty
Clean Your Computer Before Passing It Along Clean Your Computer Before Passing It Along
Justice Is Not Automatic Justice Is Not Automatic
Confidentiality of Patient Information Confidentiality of Patient Information
Illinois Lawyer Finder Illinois Lawyer Finder
Take the Legal Health Check-Up Take the Legal Health Check-Up
What's Meant By Tort Reform? What's Meant By Tort Reform?
From Equality To Diversity From Equality To Diversity

Traffic Law

60 second spots 30 second spots
Motorcyclists Have Rights Too Motorcyclists Have Rights Too
Senior Drivers Have Special Requirements Senior Drivers Have Special Requirements
Reporting Suspected Drunk Drivers Reporting Suspected Drunk Drivers
Handicapped Parking Provides Access Handicapped Parking Provides Access
Leave Traffic Signs Alone! Leave Traffic Signs Alone!
Alcohol and Driving are a Bad Legal Mix Alcohol and Driving are a Bad Legal Mix
Illinois Has Bicycle Safety Laws Illinois Has Bicycle Safety Laws
Out-of-State Traffic Violations May Affect Your Illinois Driving Record Out-of-State Traffic Violations May Affect Your Illinois Driving Record
Driver's Duties in an Auto Accident Driver's Duties in an Auto Accident
No "Off-Limits" for Speeding Arrests No "Off-Limits" for Speeding Arrests
Always Take Your Keys When You Leave Your Car Always Take Your Keys When You Leave Your Car
Reduce Your Speed In School Zones Reduce Your Speed In School Zones
Texting While Driving – Not In Illinois Texting While Driving – Not In Illinois