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Need a Case or Statute on the Run? Fastcase has an App for That

By Tom Gaylord
September
2010
Column
Page 488
Fastcase's free application offers cases to iPhone and iPad owners.

Neither the Day nor the Hour

By Karen Erger
February
2010
Column
Page 104
Nothing puts life in perspective like glimpsing your mortality.

New adoption regulations for cats and dogs. PA 096-0314

January
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Animal shelters and animal control facilities now have the responsibility to sterilize and microchip all cats and dogs before they are ad. 

New felony for using a stolen firearm to commit a crime. PA 096-0190

February
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
Criminals who commit crimes with stolen guns now can be charged with a new Class 2 felony - use of a stolen firearm in the commission of an offense.

The New, Improved Home Repair and Remodeling Act

By Adam B. Whiteman
September
2010
Article
Page 462
ISBA-inspired changes specify that a homeowner's remedy for an HRRA violation is to sue under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

New law allows for expanded circulation of notice of an order of protection. PA 096-0651

June
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
Notice of an order of protection is now more widely available at the request of a petitioner. 

New law criminalizing obstruction of identification. PA 096-0335

February
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 72
The Illinois General Assembly is cracking down on the obstruction of identification.  

The New, More Clear, More Compete Rules: the Example of Rule 3.7

By Donald E. Weihl
November
2010
Column
Page 594
The new version of Rule 3.7 ("Lawyer as Witness") doesn't change the law, but it expresses it more clearly.

New regulations for grant program to aid community health centers

October
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 508
The Illinois Capital Development Board recently set forth guidelines detailing requirements for community health centers to meet when requesting grant funding allocated under the Community Health Center Construction Act (30 ILCS 766/10.1 et seq).

New requirements for students’ self-administration of asthma medication or epinephrine. PA 096-1460

November
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 564
The School Code has been amended to revise the authorization requirements for students' self-administration of asthma medication or epinephrine auto-injectors in schools. 105 ILCS 5/22-30.

New rules adopted to improve railroad employee working conditions

January
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Commerce Commission (the commission) amended regulations that require railroad employers to sufficiently protect the health and wellness of their employees, in an effort to further improve the safety and working conditions for railroad employees throughout the state. 

New rules aim to improve the protection of personal property in Illinois’ warehouses

September
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 452
The Illinois Commerce Commission (commission) recently adopted regulations to oversee the storage of goods in Illinois personal property warehouses.

New rules recognize and register non-public schools for block grant funding

March
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
The Illinois State Board of Education (the board) recently adopted new rules that set forth the requirements for recognition and registration of non-public schools with the state.

New state holiday: Children’s Day. PA 096-0465

August
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 400
State lawmakers have amended the State Commemorative Dates Act to celebrate Children's Day. (5 ILCS 490/125). The second Sunday in June is now Children's Day (El Dia de los Ninos).  

New “substance of dispute” arbitration rules. PA 096-1476

November
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 564
The general assembly has amended the Uniform Arbitration Act. (710 ILCS 5/8).

The new-lawyer Q and A

February
2010
Column
Page 108
Does bankruptcy affect my lottery winnings?

The new-lawyer Q&A

January
2010
Column
Page 47
How can I trace a former client?

No Contact Orders allowed for stalking victims. PA 096-0246

June
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
Victims of stalking may file a "no contact order" under a new law passed by the Illinois General Assembly. 

No pension for Ryan

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
April
2010
LawPulse
Page 174
The supreme court reverses the appellate court and rules that George Ryan is not entitled to a pension for his years on the government payroll.

No statute of limitation for child pornography cases.

March
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 128
Illinois lawmakers amended the Criminal Code of 1961 to allow prosecution of child pornography offenses to be undertaken "at any time."  

Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section

By John G. Locallo
December
2010
Column
Page 607
Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section.

Non-identical Twins: The Illinois and Federal Rules of Evidence

By Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
December
2010
Column
Page 642
Important differences between the two limit the persuasive power of federal precedents in Illinois.

Nonparty Discovery Under the Federal Arbitration Act

By Mitchell L. Marinello and John Haarlow Jr.
September
2010
Article
Page 476
The Federal Arbitration Act places sharp limits on a party's ability to obtain information from a nonparty, but it can be done. Here's a guide.

Not all dividing lines constitute “the border” line for the purposes of territory disconnection

June
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 292
On March 30, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, on a matter of first impression, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Kane County, denying a territory subdivision's petition to disconnect from the Village of Campton Hills.

Notes from a Legal Assistant

By Mark D. Hassakis
November
2010
Column
Page 556
Not every law office VIP has a law license.

Now How Much Would You Pay? Avoiding Involuntary Pro Bono

By Karen Erger
August
2010
Column
Page 430
Remember, there's nothing unprofessional about getting paid

Organization as Client - a Continuing Dilemma for Business Lawyers

By Stephen Proctor
March
2010
Column
Page 160
It's an ethics problem under the old and new rules alike.

The Outside Sales Exemption: Does It Really Apply to Your Client?

By Samuel G. Wieczorek
August
2010
Article
Page 426
This article explores recent case law and gives tips to Illinois practitioners to ensure compliance by their business clients, including those in the pharmaceutical industry.

Party switching and clarification of the election code

December
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 616
On October 7, 2010, the Supreme Court of Illinois upheld a decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, finding that Steven J. Rauschenberger was eligible to run as a Republican candidate in the February 2010 general primary election for the office of state senator, despite voting a Democratic ballot in a February 2009 consolidated primary election.

Penalties enhanced for selling counterfeit goods. PA 096-0631

May
2010
Illinois Law Update
Page 236
State lawmakers recently strengthened laws and penalties for dealing in counterfeit goods. 

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