Trial Lawyers’ Top Opinions of 2005By Hon. James P. Flannery, Jr.March 2006Article, Page 122From pre-trial notice requirements to spoliation of evidence, 2005 produced an array of Illinois cases of special interest to the trial bar.
Attorney’s fees are not recoverable absent express statutory or contractual languageFebruary 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 68On December 1, 2005, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, reversed the decision of the Circuit Court of Menard County, which held that a contract provision stipulating that the defendant management company would be responsible for "all collection costs" allowed recovery for attorney's fees.
Expectations in an EnvelopeBy Karen ErgerFebruary 2006Column, Page 96So why do lawyers use those self-serving engagement letters? Oh, the many reasons.
Get ready for MCLEBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2005LawPulse, Page 558Did you know that programs offered as early as January 2006 can be counted toward the MCLE requirement? Here are highlights of the new rules.
Preaching to the ConvertedBy Robert K. DownsNovember 2005Column, Page 556Solo and small firm lawyers are in touch with the core values of the profession.
Putting Your Firm on the WebBy Mary Katherine DannaNovember 2005Article, Page 572Should you build a Web site? Buy a listing in an online directory? Here's an introduction to Web-based marketing.
Teach Your Newbies WellBy Karen ErgerOctober 2005Column, Page 542You teach by example – is your example worth emulating?
The Truth About Going SoloBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2005Article, Page 510Three ISBA members speak from experience about the joys and challenges of solo practice.
A Chat with the ChiefBy Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2005Article, Page 450New Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas shares his views on civility, mandatory CLE, and more.
Circular logicBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2005LawPulse, Page 382Revised IRS Circular 230 requires lawyers and others who offer tax advice to take extra care and additional steps. Some lawyers think it goes too far.
Handling High-Maintenance ClientsBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2005Article, Page 398Angry clients, irrational clients, obsessive clients – how do you handle them? ISBA lawyers share their strategies.
More than the BluesBy Karen ErgerAugust 2005Column, Page 422Know a lawyer who suffers from depression? Here's how to help.
The supreme court latest UPL case: a mixed blessingBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2005LawPulse, Page 274The supreme court allows nonlawyer lenders to charge for preparing mortgages but reaffirms that drafting and filling out real estate documents is the practice of law.
Losing streakBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2005LawPulse, Page 226Compulsive gambling is like other pathological behavior that leads lawyers astray, with a big difference – it's not treated as a mitigating factor by the ARDC.