Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Jim Covington

All Things Being Equal

By Pete Sherman & Jim Covington
August
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
ISBA Assembly overwhelmingly approves resolution to address racial injustice inside and out.

Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington & Rhys Saunders
August
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
COVID-19 dealt a blow to legislative efforts this spring and summer. But ISBA’s director of legislative affairs says a few new laws are worth your attention.

2019 Spring Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2019
Column
, Page 22
Legalization of recreational cannabis, workplace transparency, and the Illinois Trust Code are but a few among dozens of notable new laws passed by the General Assembly this spring.

2018 Spring Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2018
Column
, Page 20
The state legislature sent significant measures to the governor's desk this spring concerning court fees and fines, domestic violence and orders of protection, voting rights for inmates, the raising of the legal age limit for buying tobacco products, and more.
1 comment (Most recent December 27, 2018)

2017 Spring Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2017
Article
, Page 22
The General Assembly approved legislation authorizing collaborative law in divorce, reducing the risk that appeals of administrative review are thrown out for minor errors, and limiting civil asset forfeiture, among other important action.

2016 Spring Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2016
Column
, Page 46
Bills decriminalizing cannabis possession and rewriting the LLC Act were among those approved this session.
1 comment (Most recent August 19, 2016)

Family Law Rewrite Signed by Governor

By Jim Covington
August
2015
Article
, Page 44
A far-reaching revision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is among the bills signed by the governor this session.

2014 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2014
Column
, Page 376
Illinois legislators revised the health care POA, created guidelines for calculating maintenance, and more.

2013 Spring Session Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2013
Column
, Page 396
Concealed carry legislation, the medical marijuana pilot program, and more.

2012 Spring Session Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2012
Column
, Page 408
A summary of laws passed this spring by the General Assembly.

2011 Spring Session Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2011
Column
, Page 392
A summary of key legislation from this year's session.

2010 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2010
Column
, Page 404
A summary of key Illinois legislation passed this spring.

2009 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2009
Column
, Page 396
A summary of key legislation.

2008 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2008
Column
, Page 394
A summary of key legislation passed this spring by the Illinois General Assembly.

2007 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2007
Column
, Page 408
Highlights of this year's legislative session.

2006 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
July
2006
Column
, Page 348
New restrictions on eminent domain, another crack at grand-parents" visitation, and more.

2005 Illinois Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2005
Column
, Page 394
Brief summaries of bills lawyers should know about.

2004 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2004
Column
, Page 402
A look at selected legislation passed in 2004 and awaiting the Governor's signature.

How the New Governmental Ethics Legislation Affects Lawyers

By Jim Covington
February
2004
Column
, Page 68
If you practice before any of 32 state agencies and commissions or represent local governmental entities, take a close look at the newly enacted ethics-in-government legislation

2003 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2003
Column
, Page 380
A summary of key bills passed this session by the General Assembly.

2002 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2002
Column
, Page 398
A revamped Uniform Partnership Act and new sex-abuse reporting requirements by clergy are among the many bills awaiting Gov. Ryan's signature at press time.

Illinois General Assembly 2001 Spring-Session Wrap-Up

By Jim Covington
August
2001
Column
, Page 402
A summary of selected bills affecting lawyers in Illinois.

The Federal and Illinois Y2K Acts

By Jim Covington
October
1999
Column
, Page 549
Whether Jan. 1, 2000, is apocalyptic or just another bump in the road, practitioners need to familiarize themselves with these two acts.

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