McCuskey comes full circleBy Matthew HectorApril 2015LawPulse, Page 10Judge Michael McCuskey made the rare journey from the state to the federal bench and back again - and he's happy to leave federal court behind.
The incredible, unciteable Rule 23 orderBy Matthew HectorOctober 2014LawPulse, Page 466Lawyers can cite magazine articles like the one you're reading in their pleadings and briefs - why can't they cite Rule 23 orders?
Implicit Bias in the CourtsBy Justice Michael B. HymanJanuary 2014Article, Page 40Implicit bias and stereotypes can affect the fairness of legal proceedings. It's important for lawyers and judges to examine unconscious attitudes and their hidden dangers.
‘Aim for the Top’By Ed FinkelNovember 2013Article, Page 564After a four-decade ascent through all levels of the Illinois court system, Rita Garman becomes Illinois's second female chief justice.
The High Price of Low FundingBy Chief Justice Thomas L. KilbrideNovember 2012Article, Page 587While courts must be frugal, the other branches have a responsibility to adequately fund our justice system, Illinois' chief justice says.
Surviving the Death of Oral ArgumentBy Gino L. DiVitoApril 2011Article, Page 188A retired appellate justice offers his view of what can be done to assure full and fair vetting of cases in a post-oral-argument world.
What judges wantBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2011LawPulse, Page 174You'll make your judge happy - or at least less unhappy - if you learn some of the unwritten rules that vary by type of case presented and by region.
“He Remembers His Roots”By Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2011Article, Page 76A former legal aid lawyer and sole practitioner from rural beginnings settles into the role of Illinois' chief justice.
Judicial Selection in Illinois: A Third WayBy Gino L. DiVitoDecember 2010Article, Page 624Judicial elections? Merit selection? While the decades-old debate continues, a former judge proposes a constitutional amendment that represents a third way.
So You Want to Be a Judge?By Helen W. GunnarssonSeptember 2010Article, Page 456High status, great money, no practice-management headaches - what lawyer wouldn't want to be a judge? What lawyer indeed, which is why it's a hard gig to get.
Substitution of Judge as of Right: When Is it Too Late?By Marie C. Fahnert and Tracey DanielsAugust 2010Article, Page 422Substituting a judge as of right - even fairly well into your case - is easier than you might think, and easier in some appellate districts than others. Here's a review.