Illinois Bar Journal

Author Index Rhys Saunders

Testing the Waters

By Rhys Saunders
July
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court rules on the right to request a new judge.

Past Due

By Rhys Saunders
June
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
What happens when the eviction moratorium ends?

Well-Placed Trust

By Rhys Saunders
May
2021
LawPulse
, Page 12
ISBA advisory opinions address attorney conflicts of interest and document access in trusts and estates matters.

In Zoom We Trust

By Rhys Saunders
April
2021
LawPulse
, Page 14
Illinois holds its first remote jury trial.

Fastcase and Casemaker Merge

By Rhys Saunders
March
2021
LawPulse
, Page 14
Combined, the two legal-research companies will provide more benefits to current subscribers, including ISBA members.

Virtual Meeting, Real Decisions

By Rhys Saunders
February
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
The ISBA Assembly met virtually in December and reemphasized the ISBA’s commitment to the prohibition of fee sharing with nonattorneys.

Jailhouse Files

By Rhys Saunders
December
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court relaxes rule concerning criminal defendants and their access to case records.

Giving Credit Where It’s Due

By Rhys Saunders
November
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
MCLE Board launches portal that tracks CLE credits.

Stepping In

By Rhys Saunders
November
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court rules divorced civil-union partners have same visitation and parental rights as divorced stepparents.

Holding Our Ground

By Rhys Saunders
October
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
ISBA opposes proposal that could open the door to legal services provided by nonlawyers.

The Bar Holds Steady

By Rhys Saunders
August
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
The Illinois Supreme Court to increase bar exam locations and practice options for 2020 law school graduates.

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.

A Personal Matter

By Rhys Saunders
July
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court continues to refine the limits of specific personal jurisdiction.

To See, to Smell, to Search, and Not to Yield

By Rhys Saunders
May
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
The Illinois Supreme Court delivers opinion on cannabis-based search.

Illinois Is in a Class by Itself

By Rhys Saunders
April
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act is making the state a class-action magnet.

Discharging the Revocation of a FOID Card

By Rhys Saunders
March
2020
LawPulse
, Page 16
Illinois Supreme Court sides with woman whose FOID card was taken from her by the Illinois State Police.

Eyewitness Views

By Rhys Saunders
February
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
Cook County launches pilot program allowing for court appearances via live video.

Illinois Gets Away With Felony Murder

By Rhys Saunders
January
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a challenge to Illinois’ felony murder law.

ISBA Pursues Health Insurance for Members

By Rhys Saunders
December
2019
LawPulse
, Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court rules that “revenge porn” statute is constitutional, but the dissent suggests some flaws in the law.

ISBA Pursues Health Insurance for Members

By Rhys Saunders
November
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
ISBA-sponsored health insurance for members, families, and employees being explored for 2020.

Expungement by Algorithm

By Rhys Saunders
October
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
San Francisco nonprofit to provide Cook County state’s attorney with computing power to automatically expunge cannabis-related offenses.

A Fee-Sharing Foreshock From California

By Rhys Saunders
September
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
State Bar of California considering proposals to adopt fee sharing with nonlawyers, who also would be allowed to provide legal services.

ISBA Launches New Food Law Section

By Rhys Saunders
August
2019
LawPulse
, Page 12
Urban farming, craft brewing, and innovative food products will be among the section’s many topics of interest.

Waiving Privacy Rights: Just a Proposal

By Rhys Saunders
August
2019
LawPulse
, Page 12
The ISBA responds against a proposed amendment to Rule 218 that would expand disclosure of litigants’ health conditions.

Unimplied Warranty

By Rhys Saunders
June
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court rules that buyers of new homes can't sue subcontractors under an implied-warranty-of-habitability theory.

A Bale of Rules

By Rhys Saunders
May
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
The Illinois Supreme Court announces new rules aligning with the 2018 Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act.

Fairer Fees for All

By Rhys Saunders
April
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
New court fee, fine, and cost schedules, with low-income litigants in mind.

Rule of Thumb

By Rhys Saunders
March
2019
LawPulse
, Page 16
Illinois Supreme Court clarifies burden of proof under state's strict biometric privacy law.

Jailhouse Talk

By Rhys Saunders
February
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
A new law requires courts to hold hearings to determine the reliability of jailhouse witnesses in certain cases.

A Doobious Dilemma

By Rhys Saunders
January
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
Should Illinois legalize recreational marijuana, an amendment to the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct adopted in 2016 may already provide cover for attorneys who counsel clients engaged in pot-related ventures.

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