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Legal Malpractice, Ethics, and Your Support Staff

By Anne E. Thar
October
2000
Column
Page 603
Learn in chilling detail the enormous risk you take when you cut corners on staff training and supervision, and find out what to do about it.

Legal Newspapers and Law Reviews: Focus on Illinois Law

By James E. Duggan
January
2000
Column
Page 49
A short list of law reviews and newspapers that cover the Illinois-law beat.

A Legal Writer’s Bookshelf

By Maureen B. Collins
June
2000
Column
Page 359
Been a while since you sharpened your writer's saw? These books can help.

Legal Writing Can be a Scream

By Maureen B. Collins
December
2000
Column
Page 725
A gallery of horrors awaits legal writers who aren't attentive to; or who play fast and loose with; the details.

Legislation gives courts resources to keep track of multiple offenders of traffic laws; P.A. 91-716

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
Under newly enacted amendments to the Illinois Vehicle Code, courts will have the resources to crack down on motorists who repeatedly violate traffic laws and take advantage of court supervision.

Legislation shifts burden of proof—P.A. 91-770

December
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 690
Persons found not guilty by reason of insanity will bear the burden of proving that they are well enough to leave a secure mental hospital under an amendment to the Uniform Code of Corrections.

Legislature concurs with amendatory veto, fails to override other veto

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
During the veto session, the General Assembly agreed to Gov. Ryan’s amendatory veto of House Bill 421, which amends the Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.

Legislature mandates pilot of new DUI technology; P.A. 91-881

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
As a result of a new Illinois law, the Illinois State Police established a pilot program aimed at testing technology designed to measure driver impairment caused by alcohol or other drug use.

A Letter to Our Children

By Cheryl Niro
January
2000
Column
Page 8
Around this time I set goals for the new year.

Licensing program for Illinois auctioneers

January
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On October 25, 1999, the Office of Banks and Real Estate adopted emergency rules to section 1440 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 68 Ill Adm Code 1440.

Life after Daubert and Kumho Tire: An Update on Admissibility of Expert Testimony

By Joseph G. Feehan
March
2000
Article
Page 134
What influence have these important U.S. Supreme Court opinions had on Illinois law?

Local Government Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights created—P.A. 91-920

December
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 690
Gov. George H. Ryan signed the Local Government Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Act on July 7, 2000.

Locating and returning missing, runaway, and abducted children

December
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 690
On October 16, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services adopted two new sections to section 329 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 329.

Make Your Real Estate Practice Profitable Again

By Margaret A. Bennett
December
2000
Article
Page 717
Increase the efficiency and profitability of your real estate practice.

Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act

May
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 252
On February 10, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted 15 new subsections to the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 5240.

Medical assistance programs

August
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 438
On May 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Public Aid adopted amendments and a new section to section 120 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 120.

More than two million Illinois homeowners share tax relief ; P.A. 91-703

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
In mid-May, Gov. Ryan signed the third and final piece of tax relief legislation enacted by the General Assembly during the spring session.

Mortgage guaranty insurance

August
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 438
On May 30, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted emergency amendments to section 202 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 202.

Motor Fuel Tax Law

March
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
On December 20, 1999, the Illinois Department of Revenue adopted emergency amendments and added new sections to section 500 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 500.

Municipal Administrative Courts: Speedy Justice at What Cost?

By Stanley R. Kaminski
January
2000
Article
Page 46
Illinois’ new municipal administrative adjudication law raises concerns that the state has gone too far.

Neighborhood Services Act compromise finally reached

June
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 310
During one of the briefest legislative sessions in recent memory, the General Assembly ended a four-month controversy over whether illegally transporting firearms should be considered a felony or misdemeanor in Illinois.

New appeals processes for Office of Rehabilitation Services

January
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On November 12, 1999, the Illinois Department of Human Services adopted amendments to section 510 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 510.

New changes in child support law; P.A. 91-677

March
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
In a move to remedy some of the problems that have troubled the State Disbursement Unit for child support since its creation, Gov. George H. Ryan recently signed into law Public Act 91-677.

New hearsay exception created for statements made by deceased declarants; P.A. 91-363

April
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 196
Public Act 91-363 creates a new hearsay exception by adding section 115-10.4 to the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, 725 ILCS 5/100-1 et seq.

New hearsay exception for “safe zone testimony” ; P.A. 91-899

December
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 690
Under a recent change to the Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure, certain hearsay evidence will soon be admissible in some circumstances.

New law protects consumers from predatory lenders ; P.A. 91-698

July
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 380
Public Act 91-698, which became effective when signed on May 6, is designed to protect Illinois consumers from predatory lenders by authorizing the Department of Financial Institutions and the Office of Banks and Real Estate to promulgate rules regulatin regulating the activities of lenders they license.

New limits for issuance of commercial driver’s licenses

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
On November 8, 1999, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted amendments to section 1030 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1030.

New requirement for issuance of licenses

November
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 624
On August 10, 2000, the Illinois Secretary of State adopted an emergency amendment to section 1030 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 92 Ill Adm Code 1030.

New requirements for hospital licensing

February
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
On November 15, 1999, the Illinois Department of Public Health adopted amendments to section 250 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 77 Ill Adm Code 250.

A New Way to Resolve International Business Disputes in Illinois

By Peter V. Baugher and Steven M. Austermiller
October
2000
Article
Page 582
The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association provides our region with a new arbitration forum. Find out more.

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