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Newsletter articles from 2008

Recent appointments and retirements June 2008 1. The Circuit Judges have appointed the following to be Associate Judges:
Recent appointments and retirements May 2008 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements March 2008 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements February 2008 1. Pursuant to its constitutional authority, the Supreme Court has recalled the following to be Associate Judge:
Remembering Judge Eugene Pincham By William H. Hooks and Hon. Michael B. Hyman July 2008 On April 3, 2008, Justice R. Eugene Pincham passed. The following are two remembrances of Justice Pincham’s life and contributions to the legal community.
Requisite consent: Just consent or something more? By Craig Giometti August 2008 The May 2008 decision in Mercado v. Mt. Sinai, et al., 889 N.E.2d 730 (1st Dist. 2008), was the first decision to define the term “requisite consent” as it is used in section 2.2 of the Wrongful Death Act.
Supreme Court analyzes retainer agreements By Willis R. Tribler and Glenn Fischer February 2008 The Supreme Court of Illinois has examined and clarified two kinds of retainer payments to lawyers.Dowling v. Chicago Options Associates, Inc., 226 Ill.2d 277, 875 N.E.2d 1012 (2007). 
Supreme Court arguments on the Web By Alfred M. Swanson Jr. and Joseph Tybor February 2008 The Illinois Supreme Court has begun publishing video and audio recordings of oral arguments on its Web site (http://www.state.il.us/court/).
Supreme Court clarifies contact sports exception By Panos T. Topalis May 2008 The Supreme Court of Illinois recently examined and clarified the “contact sports exception” to the standard of ordinary care for participants engaged in contact sports.
To admonish or not to admonish… That is the question By Hon. Bradley T. Paisley December 2008 There is a split in authority over whether trial courts must admonish defendants regarding immigration consequences that may result from a criminal conviction.
Two Slices from Life By Hon. Michael B. Hyman February 2008 Recently, my father gave me a thin volume of poetry published in 1935 that belonged to my grandfather, a lawyer, law professor and referee in bankruptcy.
Use of 735 ILCS 5/2-1401 in criminal cases By Hon. Michael Kiley May 2008 The first time I had an attorney present me with a 2-1401 petition in a criminal case, I was certain I was dealing with someone who was either inexperienced or desperate after missing a 30-day deadline for filing a post-judgment motion.