Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Retainers

Lawyer shopping as a sword: It’s time to stop this abuse By David W. Inlander and Deborah Jo Soehlig Bench and Bar, October 2014 What should a lawyer and judge do when confronted with a litigant who has interviewed many attorneys in a field, and now attempts to disqualify all those he does not retain from representing his opponent?
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.