Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Law Pulse

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.

For the Record

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

Illinois Gets Away With Felony Murder

By Rhys Saunders
January
2020
LawPulse
Page 12
The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear a challenge to Illinois’ felony murder law.

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.

ISBA Pursues Health Insurance for Members

By Rhys Saunders
December
2019
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court rules that “revenge porn” statute is constitutional, but the dissent suggests some flaws in the law.

ISBA Pursues Health Insurance for Members

By Rhys Saunders
November
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
ISBA-sponsored health insurance for members, families, and employees being explored for 2020.

Expungement by Algorithm

By Rhys Saunders
October
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
San Francisco nonprofit to provide Cook County state’s attorney with computing power to automatically expunge cannabis-related offenses.

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.

A Fee-Sharing Foreshock From California

By Rhys Saunders
September
2019
LawPulse
Page 10
State Bar of California considering proposals to adopt fee sharing with nonlawyers, who also would be allowed to provide legal services.

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.

ISBA Launches New Food Law Section

By Rhys Saunders
August
2019
LawPulse
Page 12
Urban farming, craft brewing, and innovative food products will be among the section’s many topics of interest.

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