Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Pete Sherman

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.

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.

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