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Subsequent appointment of a plenary guardian does not automatically revoke an existing POA for health care

November
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 20
Absent a written court order explicitly directing a plenary guardian to exercise powers of principal under agency pursuant to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act ("POA Act"), the appointment of a plenary guardian does not automatically revoke an existing POA for health care.

Succession Planning Tops a Busy 2017-18 Agenda

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
September
2017
Column
, Page 10
Special committees on succession planning, the future of the profession, and gun violence will be among the groups shaping the ISBA agenda this bar year.

Supreme court clarifies law on determining contribution for attorney fees

June
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
The Illinois Supreme Court addressed inconsistencies in awarding contributions toward attorney fees by pointing out that case precedent and the statutory language of 750 ILCS 5/508 complement one another.

Surviving the Networking Reception

By Karen Erger
October
2017
Column
, Page 54
Dread the meet-and-greet time built into professional conferences? Here are tips for making the most of your next networking event.

A Tale of Two Courts

By Vincent F. Cornelius
April
2017
Column
, Page 10
For all our differences, we lawyers share the experience of a long journey from there to here.

Tax changes may be required on ballot at general election only

July
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
The proposed Local Government Property Tax Referendum Act would only allow tax changes to be submitted to voters at a general election.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families recognizes need for adults to complete secondary education

April
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 22
The Department of Human Services adopted amendments that allow adults to count work towards completion of a secondary degree as core work activity.

Terry Stops: Cracking the Code of Reasonable Suspicion

By Sean A. Brown
July
2017
Article
, Page 42
Terry v. Ohio allows police to briefly detain someone if they have a reasonable suspicion he or she is engaged in criminal activity. But when is suspicion reasonable? This article looks at the cases and offers tips for filing and challenging Terry-based suppression motions.  
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‘Third-party provider’ of wine defined to include new record keeping requirements

October
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
A "third-party provider" is defined as an entity that provides house fulfillment services including warehousing, packaging, distributing, order processing, or shipment of wine-but does not sell wine.

Three Things You Can Stop Feeling Guilty About Right Now

By Karen Erger
August
2017
Column
, Page 44
Tips for leaving the office more satisfied with the work you've done today and more likely to succeed tomorrow.

The Training Conundrum

By Jennifer Ramovs
July
2017
Column
, Page 50
Learn why technology training is the last thing you should be cutting from your budget.

Transform Your Practice with a Business Plan

By Ed Finkel
March
2017
Cover Story
, Page 32
Kerry Lavelle used a business plan to grow his firm from five to 24 lawyers. You can do it, too, he says.

Trial court properly ruled on summary judgment for city where plaintiff failed to establish constructive notice of parkway’s defective condition

March
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 28
Plaintiff's suit for negligent property maintenance was properly decided by the trial court on summary judgment because no genuine issue of fact existed since plaintiff failed to satisfy the burden of proving constructive notice.

The Truest Test of Democracy

By Vincent F. Cornelius
March
2017
Column
, Page 10
An authority on immigration law weighs in on the president's executive order.

Unraveling Ravel

By Jesse Bowman
March
2017
Column
, Page 60
Is your research project stymied by a broken URL? Time to fire up the Wayback Machine.

Updates and changes made to Department of Revenue structure and private letter rulings

August
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
Amendments addressing internal procedures and publications have been adopted by the Department or Revenue.

Updates to students’ immunization requirements

June
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 18
The Department of Public Health adopted amendments to the Child and Student Health Examination and Immunization Code.

Use agreements now under exclusive authority of Illinois Gaming Board

May
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
An emergency amendment gave the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) exclusive authority over use agreements between terminal operators and licensed video gaming locations.

Using Certificates of Good Conduct for Clients with Criminal Records

By Anthony Gough
September
2017
Article
, Page 36
Eligible offenders can petition the court for a certificate of good conduct, which among other things lowers the liability risk for employers who hire them. Here's why and how to help your client get one.

Veto session wrap-up

By Matthew Hector
December
2017
LawPulse
, Page 10
The General Assembly overrode Governor Rauner's vetos of student loan legislation and the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefit Act.

Visualizing Better Research? Try Fastcase’s Interactive Timeline

By Jesse Bowman
May
2017
Column
, Page 44
Like Ravel, Fastcase offers a robust case law visualization tool. And like all of Fastcase's core features, it's free to ISBA members.

Warrantless arrest at defendant’s residence was not supported by probable cause

March
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 28
The appellate court reversed and remanded the trial court's denial of Gutierrez's motion to quash arrest and suppress evidence.

What ‘As Is’ Is - and Isn’t

By Dmitry N. Feofanov
February
2017
Article
, Page 32
Sellers can use "as is" to disclaim implied warranties. But they can't disclaim fraud, and "as is" only applies if no "circumstances indicate otherwise" and the seller has not waived the disclaimer.

What to Do When It’s Time to Change Software Systems

By Steven J. Best
February
2017
Column
, Page 48
So you've decided to switch software systems - now what? Here are some tips to keep in mind as you plan your transition.

What’s the status of the property tax exemption for charitable hospitals?

By Matthew Hector
July
2017
LawPulse
, Page 12
The fourth district ruled that the statutory property tax exemption for charitable hospitals is unconstitutional, while the first district said it passes muster. What's the law of Illinois?

When ‘Opposing Counsel’ is a Pro Se Plaintiff

By Amy L. Friederich
May
2017
Article
, Page 24
Defending a client against a pro se plaintiff is easy, right? In fact, these cases have their own set of challenges and shouldn't be taken lightly. Here are some strategies for dealing with them.

When Ridesharing Comes to Main Street

By Dave Baron
December
2017
Article
, Page 28
Illinois and its municipalities have taken various approaches to regulating the popular and rapidly evolving mode of passenger transportation. Here's a look at state and local ridesharing regulation.

Workers’ Compensation Commission implements new rules to utilize electronic filing database

February
2017
Illinois Law Update
, Page 20
The Workers' Compensation Commission rolled out several amendments to their regulations at the end of November, including the adoption of a new part to implement the use of an electronic database to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Commission.

Wrap it Up!

By Jennifer Ramovs
November
2017
Column
, Page 52
What you should be doing to close out your firm's fiscal year 2017.

Yes, you must report judicial misconduct

By Matthew Hector
August
2017
LawPulse
, Page 12
An attorney's duty to report attorney misconduct under Rule of Professional Conduct 8.3 extends to judges, too.

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