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Section Newsletter Articles on Retainers

Practice alert: Illinois Supreme Court allows disgorgement of previously paid retainers fees in divorce cases now uncertain By Lisa A. Copland General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2014 On October 3rd, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down a decision with potentially strong implications for attorneys involved in dissolution of marriage proceedings.
Resolutions for 2008 By Mary A. Corrigan Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2008 Although 2008 is already underway, it is not too late to implement some resolutions for improvement of your law practice.
Retainers in dissolution of marriage actions By Michelle Lawless and Patrick Ryan Family Law, July 2007 The recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling in Dowling v. Chicago Options Associates, Inc., et al., clarifies that attorneys have a third option when considering the type of written retainer agreement to enter into with a client.