The newsletter of the ISBA’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section
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Newsletter articles from 2013
A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Numbers don’t lie, they say, and so we can’t look the other way but have to face them: Alcoholism and substance abuse among lawyers is double the rate for the general population. The ARDC estimates that substance abuse is a factor in 50% of the disciplinary cases that come before them.
Everyday pro bono
So much of what a great many solo and small firm practitioners do every day may be rightly described as pro bono publico—for the public good—in the fullest and truest sense.
Fee awards: Not a sure thing
Attorneys should be cautious to file fee petitions or claims within the time prescribed by statute or court order, and should be prepared to address not just the statutory basis for fee awards but also any pertinent ethical or policy concerns.
The Firearm Concealed Carry Act in a nutshell
On July 9, 2013 Illinois became the last state to adopt a concealed carry law that allows permitted gun owners to carry firearms in public places after they pass an application process.
SOJ when court discloses opinion on related issue
The right to seek another opinion when the lawyer believes that the judge may rule adversely should remain absolute and it should not make any difference whether that belief is obtained from a colleague, the internet, the newspaper, or directly from the judge.