Are you ready for service by e-mail? Filing at 11:59 p.m.? The electronic record as official court record? Effective January 1, the Illinois Supreme Court has taken a big, 21st-Century step toward making e-filing the norm and not the exception.
January 2013 • Volume 101 • Number 1 • Pages 1–56
In Arizona v. Gant, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed warrantless searches when an arrestee is unsecured and can reach the passenger compartment or it's "reasonable to believe" incriminating evidence "might be" inside. But Gant raises as many questions as it answers - here's a look at how Illinois courts have reacted.
Thanks to a 2007 statutory change, juries are permitted to consider grief, sorrow, and mental suffering in wrongful death cases. Here's advice for trial lawyers about how to approach this relatively untested element of wrongful-death damages.
The author argues that Illinois courts should embrace tweeting and other microblogging by reporters as an immediate and non-disruptive way to acquaint the public with the workings of the judiciary.
Counsel to contractors, governmental bodies, and workers take note: recent changes to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act and the law interpreting it have broadened its reach and toughened requirements and penalties. Find out what it means for your clients.
How ISBA is fighting efforts to allow non-lawyer ownership.
A fresh look at websites that offer free online municipal codes.
Denying a client the lawyer of choice should not be done lightly.
When do lenders have standing to foreclose? Cases run the gamut.