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Newsletter articles from 2000

Chairman’s report October 2000 The Bench & Bar section council has been very active in addressing issues of importance to the judiciary and bar.
Circuit court statistics By Hon. Dennis M. Dohm November 2000 As noted in the July 2000 issue of the newsletter, certain circuit court statistical data would be published in the newsletter as soon as provided to the newsletter.
Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board July 2000 The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board has published in its Fiscal Year 1999 Report (July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999) some rather interesting information about the work of the board during FY '99.
ISBA urges ethical standards in judicial races November 2000 The Illinois State Bar Association has endorsed standards for the conduct of candidates for retention and election to the judiciary, and is a participant in a Cook County task force that will help candidates carry on ethical campaigns.
Judicial appointments and retirements April 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Judicial primary election May 2000 The results of the March 21, 2000, primary election are now in. Candidates running for judicial office who were nominated by their political party are listed below, with their party affiliation and city of residence.
Judicial salaries July 2000 On June 15, 1990, the 86th General Assembly adopted Senate Joint Resolution 192. That resolution approved, inter alia, that part of the Compensation Review Board's report providing a cost of living salary adjustment (COLA), on July 1 of each year, for public officials, including judges, whose salaries are subject to the board's jurisdiction.
Judicial salaries May 2000 On June 15, 1990, the 86th General Assembly adopted Senate Joint Resolution 192.
Legislature receives report of chief justice March 2000 Editor's note: Pursuant to section 17, article VI, of the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Chief Justice Moses W. Harrison II, on behalf of the supreme court, recently submitted to the General Assembly an annual report suggesting improvements in the administration of justice
Managing the time of your life By Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist August 2000 The three articles below address a lawyer's use of time, both professionally and personally, so that he or she has a full and satisfying professional, personal, and family life
A message from Michael Jordan February 2000 I have been associated with the Bench and Bar Section Council and its predecessor, the Judicial Administration Section Council, since 1975 as a newsletter co-editor.
Recent appellate court opinion in brief July 2000 People v. Smit, 312 Ill. App. 3d 150 (1st Dist. 2000, Wolfson, J.), is one of those opinions that can be read and reread, and despite its brevity, it leaves lingering questions.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief By Alfred M. Swanson Jr. October 2000 What level of investigation is required to defeat an allegation of ineffective assistance of counsel?
Recent appellate court opinions in brief September 2000 Plaintiffs filed a personal injury complaint against defendants in the circuit court of Cook County, which operates a mandatory arbitration program pursuant to supreme court rules.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief August 2000 Defendant merit board ordered the discharge of plaintiff deputy sheriff for absenteeism and job abandonment. On administrative review, the circuit court reversed.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief June 2000 This is another Second District Appellate Court opinion telling appellate counsel to follow the appellate practice rules.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief April 2000 People v. Patterson, 308 Ill. App. 3d 943 (2nd Dist. 1999, McLaren, J.). The issue on appeal concerned whether defendant's $6,000 was subject to forfeiture.
Recent appellate court opinions in brief February 2000 In re Marriage of Duffy, 307 Ill. App. 3d 257 (2nd Dist. 1999, Hutchinson, J.). The marriage of Michele and Phillip produced one child, born in the mid-1990s.
Recent decisions of the Illinois Courts Commission January 2000 Editor's Note: The Illinois Courts Commission, as reorganized under amended section 15 of article VI of the 1970 Illinois Constitution (amend. eff. Nov. 23, 1998), recently filed orders in two judicial discipline cases, disposing of the matters on the merits.
Recent Illinois Supreme Court decision February 2000 People v. Wooters, ____ Ill. 2d ____ (S. Ct. Doc. No. 83595 (Nov. 18, 1999)), is a decision rendering a judgment few will seriously dispute but because the line-up of the supreme court judges is bizarre (not unusual for this court; see, e.g., Tosado v. Miller, 188 Ill. 2d 186 (1999), the rationale is opaque.
Recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion May 2000 In People v. Cervantes, 189 Ill. 2d 80 (1999), the supreme court struck down, without dissent, Public Act 88-680, the "Safe Neighborhoods Law."
Recent judicial appointments and retirements October 2000 1. The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements September 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements July 2000 (1) The Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements June 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements May 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements March 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements February 2000 1 The following circuit judges have resigned or retired from judicial office:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements January 2000 (1) The Illinois Supreme Court announced on November 8, 1999, that Hon. Moses W. Harrison II is the chief justice of Illinois for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2000.
Recent judicial appontments and retirements August 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment: