Publications

Articles From Pete Sherman

The Bail Project

By Pete Sherman
July
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
National nonprofit organization that provides free bail to the incarcerated opens up a Chicago office.

Employers Put on Notice

By Pete Sherman
July
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
The Illinois legislature enters the #MeToo era with a sweeping bill targeting workplace harassment.

Maxing Out

By Pete Sherman
June
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
Drug offenders in the Central District of Illinois are more likely to face longer sentences than anywhere else in the country.

Winter (Pretrial Reform) Is Coming

By Pete Sherman
May
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices enters public-feedback phase.

Seizing the Opportunity

By Pete Sherman
April
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling against Indiana in an Eighth Amendment-forfeiture case might also challenge Illinois caselaw.

Laws of Behavior

By Pete Sherman
March
2019
LawPulse
Page 16
Illinois Attorney General joins other states in opposition to U.S. Department of Education's Title IX proposals.

Illinois’ New Attorney General

By Pete Sherman
February
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul would like to address public-access and gun-violence issues early in his term. Raoul also discusses his desire to retain high-quality staff.

Overridden

By Pete Sherman
January
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
Governor Rauner vetoed more bills in 2018 than the year before; the legislature responded in kind by overriding just as many more.

Here Comes the Sun

By Pete Sherman
December
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois' ambitious renewable energy goal has been years in the making.

The Lawyer Bots Are Coming (Maybe)

By Pete Sherman
December
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Free legal services app DoNotPay creates buzz, but leaves little to worry about.

My Pillow Case, Well Rested

By Pete Sherman
November
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
The Illinois Supreme Court rules against a Chicago law firm seeking legal expenses in its qui tam action against a pillow company.

The Trial

By Pete Sherman
November
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
Two ISBA members reflect on the Jason Van Dyke trial, its aftermath, and meaning.

An Abe for Every Courthouse

By Pete Sherman
October
2018
Column
Page 54
ISBA sponsors effort to install high-quality reproductions of a famous Lincoln photograph in courthouses throughout Illinois.

Herding Fees

By Pete Sherman
October
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
Signed into law in August, the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act standardizes court fees, takes effect next July, and sunsets in 2021.

Ironing Out the E-Filing Kinks

By Pete Sherman
October
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
Technology upgrades and software modifications are paving the way for smoother e-filing in Cook County.

A Proper Assessment

By Pete Sherman
September
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Cook County circuit court rules in favor of ISBA in lawsuit on behalf of Illinois property tax attorneys accused of acting as unlicensed real estate appraisers.

Dues Over

By Pete Sherman
August
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Janus grew from an Illinois case that had its end in mind from the very start.

The Future of For-Profit Referral Services?

By Pete Sherman
August
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
As the ARDC releases a study on for-profit matching services, Avvo disrupts its business model.

An Irish-born Attorney and a Russian Artist

By Pete Sherman
July
2018
Column
Page 54
The story behind ISBA's 2018 Member Appreciation Month Social Media Contest winner.

A Passing of Legacies

By Pete Sherman and 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.

Illinois admits 401 new lawyers to the bar and the Young Lawyers Division tosses bean bags for charity.

By Pete Sherman
June
2018
Column
Page 46

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