Illinois Bar Journal

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An Ex-Citing Rule

By Ed Finkel
January
2021
LawPulse
Page 10
Rule 23 amendment makes room for citing unpublished orders.

Illinois Supreme Court Extends Virtual Mentoring

By Ed Finkel
January
2021
LawPulse
Page 10
ISBA continues to partner with and support the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s mentoring efforts.

Justice David Overstreet Joins Illinois Supreme Court

By Ed Finkel
January
2021
LawPulse
Page 10
Justice Overstreet replaces retiring Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from the Fifth District.

Jailhouse Files

By Rhys Saunders
December
2020
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court relaxes rule concerning criminal defendants and their access to case records.

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.

Giving Credit Where It’s Due

By Rhys Saunders
November
2020
LawPulse
Page 12
MCLE Board launches portal that tracks CLE credits.

Search Me

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

Stepping In

By Rhys Saunders
November
2020
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court rules divorced civil-union partners have same visitation and parental rights as divorced stepparents.

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.

Holding Our Ground

By Rhys Saunders
October
2020
LawPulse
Page 12
ISBA opposes proposal that could open the door to legal services provided by nonlawyers.

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.

The Bar Holds Steady

By Rhys Saunders
August
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
The Illinois Supreme Court to increase bar exam locations and practice options for 2020 law school graduates.

Legislative Roundup

By Jim Covington & Rhys Saunders
August
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
COVID-19 dealt a blow to legislative efforts this spring and summer. But ISBA’s director of legislative affairs says a few new laws are worth your attention.

A Personal Matter

By Rhys Saunders
July
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court continues to refine the limits of specific personal jurisdiction.

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.

That Unspoken Thing

By Khara Coleman
July
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
The chair of the ISBA Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law reflects on the American legal system in light of George Floyd’s death.

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.

Stories From the Front Lines

May
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
ISBA members share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To See, to Smell, to Search, and Not to Yield

By Rhys Saunders
May
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
The Illinois Supreme Court delivers opinion on cannabis-based search.

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.

Illinois Is in a Class by Itself

By Rhys Saunders
April
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act is making the state a class-action magnet.

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.

Discharging the Revocation of a FOID Card

By Rhys Saunders
March
2020
LawPulse
Page 16
Illinois Supreme Court sides with woman whose FOID card was taken from her by the Illinois State Police.

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.

Eyewitness Views

By Rhys Saunders
February
2020
LawPulse
Page 10
Cook County launches pilot program allowing for court appearances via live video.

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