Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Pete Sherman

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.

For the Record

By Pete Sherman
February
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois Courts: Trends continue for case filings and self-represented litigants.

ISBA Members to Test Pilot New Court Records Database

By Pete Sherman
January
2020
LawPulse
Page 12
Roughly 30 ISBA Members selected to provide feedback on case information portal, re:SearchIL.

Should’ve Gotten a Warrant

By Pete Sherman
January
2020
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court favors warrantless DUI testing on a case-by-case basis, but not this time.

Busy Election Year Coming for the Illinois Judiciary

By Pete Sherman
December
2019
LawPulse
Page 12
Four of the Illinois Supreme Court’s seven seats are in some state of play in 2020.

The State of the Profession

By Pete Sherman
October
2019
Cover Story
Page 20
Highlights from ISBA’s 2019 Economic, Marketing, and Business Health Survey

Try Me a River

By Pete Sherman
October
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
Rural law and johnboat rides on the Illinois River.

When You’re Ready

By Pete Sherman
October
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois becomes the eighth state to remove the statute of limitations for sexual assault and abuse crimes.

We Come in Peace

By Pete Sherman
September
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
ARDC pilots Intermediary Program that uses independent contractors to find attorneys not responding to the agency’s inquiries.

A Trustworthy Effort

By Pete Sherman
August
2019
LawPulse
Page 12
After nearly two decades of work, the new Illinois Trust Code is signed by the governor.

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.

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