Daily Legal News Archive

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Transportation ‘lockbox’ amendment would affect local spending

Critics of the proposed amendment "lockbox" amendment for transportation funds say local governments as well as the state would be restricted in how they could use revenue collected from gas taxes, vehicle stickers, parking meters and other transportation-related sources.
From: Decatur Herald & Review

Court rejects right-of-publicity claim against Avvo

A federal district court found that Avvo did not run afoul of the Illinois Right of Publicity Act by creating profile pages without plaintiffs' consent and using them to sell advertising to competing attorneys.
From: Illinois Bar Journal

Learnings from the Clio Legal Trends Report

For savvy attorneys who want to compete in less crowded markets—and want their billable hours to go further—Nevada, Connecticut, and Illinois emerge as the top options for practicing law, with Arizona, Georgia, and Florida also ranking highly.
From: Lawyerist

Audio: Cook County Board president calls for judges to cut down on bail

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is leading a push for county judges to cut down their use of bail.
From: WBEZ

Winnebago County Public Defender position open

The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court is accepting applications for the position of Winnebago County Public Defender.
From: Illinois Lawyer Now