Illinois Bar Journal

Author Index Pete Sherman

Mandatory Mediation Means Many Things

By Pete Sherman
January
2022
LawPulse
, Page 12
The U.S. Southern District of Illinois joins a long list of other courts requiring mandatory mediation for many kinds of cases.

The Year of Being Well

By Pete Sherman
January
2022
LawPulse
, Page 12
New initiatives will target mental health in the legal profession and courts in 2022.

Taking Your Talents Elsewhere

By Pete Sherman
December
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
New restrictions on noncompete and nonsolicit agreements between Illinois employers and employees take effect Jan. 1.

Use It or Lose

By Pete Sherman
December
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Report on legal trends in 2021 spotlights growing discrepancies between law firms using technology effectively and those that are not.

More Order in the Courts

By Pete Sherman
November
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Amended and new Illinois Supreme Court Rules on recordkeeping introduced to create consistency and save time.

The Privilege of Restorative Justice

By Pete Sherman
November
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
A new law declares that what is said during restorative justice proceedings is privileged.

Court Cases Plummet in 2020

By Pete Sherman
October
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
New Illinois Supreme Court districts map is rushed through the legislature, signed by the governor, then delayed by the Court.

Illinoiscourts.gov Hits Refresh

By Pete Sherman
August
2021
LawPulse
, Page 12
New Illinois Supreme Court districts map is rushed through the legislature, signed by the governor, then delayed by the Court.

Still Weeding Out the Problems

By Pete Sherman
July
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
The Illinois Supreme Court rules on its first cannabis business case.

Other Than COVID-19, Fewer Problems

By Pete Sherman
June
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Highlights from the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission’s 2020 Annual Report.

Baseball and Modern Life

By Pete Sherman
May
2021
LawPulse
, Page 12
Chicago Cubs lose arbitration-clause argument against injured fan.

The Post-Bail Era

By Pete Sherman
April
2021
LawPulse
, Page 14
Defense attorneys candidly share their views of Illinois’ soon-to-be cashless-bail system.

Unemployment Fraud? Yeah, Us Too.

By Pete Sherman
March
2021
LawPulse
, Page 14
Millions of Americans have been targets of unemployment fraud during the pandemic, including attorneys.

Know Thy Witness

By Pete Sherman
February
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court outlines witness redesignation parameters in Dameron v. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center.

Ready, Set, Action: Illinois Courts on Screens Near You

By Pete Sherman
February
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court consolidates rules for broadcasting remote court hearings under new Rule 44.

Looking Past COVID-19

By Pete Sherman
January
2021
Cover Story
, Page 18
ISBA members contemplate the COVID-19 pandemic and the “new normal” it may leave behind.

Justice Robert L. Carter Joins Illinois Supreme Court

By Pete Sherman
December
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
Justice Carter replaces Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, whom voters chose not to retain on Nov. 3.

Sign Here; No Masks or Pens Required

By Pete Sherman
December
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
The ISBA’s spring 2021 elections are using an online-only process for creating and obtaining signatures for nominating petitions.

Search Me

By Pete Sherman
November
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
ISBA members’ free access to Fastcase upgraded to redesigned Fastcase 7.

Very Appealing

By Pete Sherman
November
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
Amended Illinois Supreme Court Rules clarify appellate procedures and increase flexibility for cross-jurisdictional work.

Casting a Line

By Pete Sherman
October
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
ISBA launches Rural Practice Initiative to address access-to-justice gaps in less-populated counties.

Justice, Compassion, and Hope

By Pete Sherman
October
2020
LawPulse
, Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court hosts Virtual Summit Series to discuss mental health and problem solving in Illinois.

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.

Silver Linings in Cloudy Times

By Pete Sherman
July
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
Pandemic-related data from legal technology usage and consumer surveys point to shifting expectations in the legal market.

Pandemic Provisions

By Pete Sherman
June
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
The ISBA and Illinois law school deans want to give law school grads who haven’t taken the bar exam more options in the private sector.

Down and Pretty Much Out

By Pete Sherman
April
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
Disbarred Illinois attorneys face an uphill battle to be reinstated, partly because of the due process already afforded them.

To Reply or Not to Reply−the ISBA Answers the Question

By Pete Sherman
April
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
Think carefully before hitting “reply all” in emails.

And Then There Were Three

By Pete Sherman
March
2020
LawPulse
, Page 16
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas’s retirement leaves one less Supreme Court seat in play for 2020.

A Modest Proposal?

By Pete Sherman
March
2020
LawPulse
, Page 16
The ARDC advances a framework for allowing and regulating for-profit client-attorney matching services.

Cannabis Sniffing Dogs Staying Around

By Pete Sherman
February
2020
LawPulse
, Page 10
An Illinois K-9 trainer, skilled enough to also train a drug-sniffing pig, discusses the world of detection dogs.

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