The newsletter of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar Section Council
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Admitting a party’s discovery deposition
The case of Berry v. American Standard, Inc., 382 Ill. App. 3d 895 (5th Dist. 2008) prompted the recent amendment to Rule 212(a)(5) allowing into evidence an unavailable party’s discovery deposition pursuant to the “sound discretion” of the court when it “will do substantial justice between or among the parties.”
Beyond the verdict II: Jurors evaluate
In part one of this article the author described the procedure and results of from 10 jury trials. In this second part, the author explains the significance of the results.
Beyond the verdict: Jurors speak out
In the first part of this article, the procedure and results of from 10 jury trials are described. In the second part, the significance of the results is explained.
An introduction from Section Chair Mike Chmiel.
An introductory note from Bench & Bar Chair Mike Chmiel.
A message from Bench & Bar Section Chair Thomas Bruno.
A message from Bench & Bar Chair Thomas Bruno.
An inward look
A reminder that judges should always strive to be patient and dignified.
Once we place judges on the bench, so long as they remain competent to serve, they should be free to interpret and apply the law in good faith, regardless of the political implications of their decisions.
Law Day: A perspective on our profession
Law Day, recognized annually on May 1st, celebrates the liberties enjoyed by the people of the United States and calls for a rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under U.S. law.