The market for law firms is still maturing several years after transferring a practice became legal in Illinois. A recent buyer discusses the legal, financial, and ethical considerations.
September 2016 • Volume 104 • Number 9 • Pages 1–52
In Abercrombie, the U.S. Supreme Court made it easier for job-applicant plaintiffs to survive summary judgment in Title VII failure-to-accommodate cases.
It's hard for plaintiffs to plead and prove claims for negligent spoliation of evidence. Here's why it's important - and difficult - for plaintiffs to establish a duty to preserve evidence.
In In re Scarlett Z.-D., the Illinois Supreme Courtrefused to grant equitable adoption rights to a nonparent who had played a childrearing role. The author looks at the policy issues surrounding the role of nonparents in childrearing.
Public Act 99-0763 ties up some loose ends left after last session's sweeping reworking of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Q. Can I expunge multiple cases on one petition, thereby avoiding filing fees?
Q. My client is on the mortgage for her home but not on the deed - only her now-deceased husband is. How can I preserve the mortgage insurance after his death?
Q. A woman signed herself into a psychiatric ward, then asked for a discharge but hasn't been released. What are the options?
Relentless efficiency, Condo Act, dogs in cars.
Most lawyers wonder what another career might be like, while many nonlawyers yearn to join our profession. Whose grass is greener?
More local "law" beyond ordinances is available online, but sometimes a trip to a local agency is the only way to go.
ISBA to honor Class of 1966 Distinguished Counsellors on Oct. 13
Among other things, be more formal and do less texting and more talking.