Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Rhys Saunders

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.

Unentitled

By Rhys Saunders
January
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois Land Title Association claims Cook County Recorder of Deeds is violating the law regarding heirship documentation.

Guardians of the Elderly

By Rhys Saunders
December
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
New state laws will help remedy conflicts with record transparency, visitation privileges, and guardianship authority.

Admit It

By Rhys Saunders
November
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court updates Illinois Rules of Evidence to accommodate more types of records, documents, and electronically stored information.

Reasonable Withdrawal

By Rhys Saunders
November
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court rules in favor of police in case involving suspension of diabetic man's driver's license after a DUI drug arrest.

Leveling the Playing Field

By Rhys Saunders
October
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court adopts rules for debt collection civil suits and identity theft recourse.

Weighing in on Fee Sharing

By Rhys Saunders
October
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
ISBA raises concerns with ARDC study examining for-profit matching services.

Joining Forces

By Rhys Saunders
September
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
The University of Illinois at Chicago and The John Marshall Law School merge to create the city's only public law school.

A Separate Peace

By Rhys Saunders
September
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
New Illinois Supreme Court rule provides a clean split between clients and their attorneys in a failed collaborative divorce process.

Throwing Your Firm a Lifejacket

By Rhys Saunders
August
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
ISBA Assembly approves proposed rule on succession planning and it is sent to the Illinois Supreme Court for consideration.

Uniform Flexibility

By Rhys Saunders
August
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois approves the Uniform Bar Examination, giving law school students more options in the marketplace.

A Passing of Legacies

By Pete Sherman & Rhys Saunders
July
2018
Article
Page 44
The ISBA marks the retirement of Chief Justice Charles E. Freeman and the appointment of his successor, Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr.

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