Multilingual justice comes to Cook CountyBy Adam W. LaskerNovember 2013LawPulse, Page 554The Illinois Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission launches an ambitious program, led by two Cook County judges, to reduce language barriers to court access.
Illinois bans using hand-held cellphones behind the wheelBy Adam W. LaskerOctober 2013LawPulse, Page 498Effective January 1, Illinois drivers can't legally hold cellphones to their ears and talk. But lawyers and others who have the right technology can still communicate while on the road.
Beware FATCA’s broad reachBy Adam W. LaskerSeptember 2013LawPulse, Page 446Think a new law designed to ferret out taxable income parked offshore won't affect any of your clients? You might be unpleasantly surprised, tax experts warn.
County recorders can investigate fraud, bill providesBy Adam W. LaskerJuly 2013LawPulse, Page 330The controversial bill would empower recorders to red-flag deeds and other documents that appear fraudulent. Wary real estate practitioners have a wait-and-see attitude.
Home rule rules, says the Illinois Supreme CourtBy Adam W. LaskerJune 2013LawPulse, Page 278Ordinances enacted by home rule municipalities trump state statutes unless the state expressly exercises exclusive control, the supreme court rules in a condo case.