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“Fictive kin” definition expanded; “permanent connection” defined

April
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Children and Family Services Act is amended to expand the definition of "fictive kin" and define a "permanent connection."

5 Technologies That Can Transform Your Practice

By Ed Finkel
April
2018
Article
Page 20
Five key law practice technologies can reduce the time you spend on nonbillable management chores and lower your risk of malpractice and disciplinary trouble. Find out what they are and how to decide which are right for your firm.

Actual notice insufficient to exercise lease option without strict compliance with method of notice

May
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
On February 28, 2018, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District concluded that actual notice is not sufficient to exercise a lease option where a party has failed to provide timely written notice in compliance with the terms of the lease agreement.

Allerton Conference 2017: The Changing Landscape of Civil Practice - Technology, Ethics, and Economics

April
2018
Article
Page 46
The 2017 Allerton Conference focused on the impact of technology on the legal system, new ADR options, alternative business structures such as nonlawyer ownership of law firms, and other emerging issues.

Alternative route to high school diploma for adult learners

June
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
An extensive provision has been added to the School Code, providing an alternate route to a high school diploma for adult learners.

Amendments to state expungement procedures

February
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The Department of State Police updated procedures for court-ordered expungements or the sealing of records received by the Department of State Police's Bureau of Identification by amending the Expungement Procedures (20 IAC 1205; 41 Ill. Reg. 9916 (eff. Nov. 2, 2017)).

Amendments to weaken BIPA effectively dead

By Matthew Hector
June
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Amendments adding exemptions to the incidental collection of biometric data stall in state Senate.

America’s #MeToo Moment

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
March
2018
Column
Page 10
Victims of sexual harassment are speaking out as never before.

Appellate court overturns provision authorizing warrantless blood draws

By Matthew Hector
March
2018
LawPulse
Page 18
The Illinois Appellate Court overturned a statutory provision allowing warrantless forced blood draws of any driver who causes death or injury, mandating a case-by-case analysis instead.

ARDC reports positive early reaction to lawyer self-assessment

By Matthew Hector
April
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Initial users of the ARDC's self-assessment program for lawyers who don't carry malpractice insurance are giving the program high marks, the commission reports.

Attention, Part-Time Lawyer: Are You Covered by Your Firm’s Policy?

By Jeff Strand
April
2018
Column
Page 50
If you work part-time for a firm and part-time on your own, both you and your firm need to consider where your coverage under the firm's policy begins and ends.

Avoid Contracting the Muddled-Speech Bug

By Karen Erger
May
2018
Column
Page 44
Lawyers - we who understand the power of precise language - should lead the effort to speak confidently and clearly and avoid waffling words and phrases.

Ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of a public park unconstitutional

April
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of sections 24-1(a)(4) and (c)(1.5) of the unlawful use of a weapon statute ("UUW"), which prohibits an individual from carrying or possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a public park.

Better left unsaid?

By Matthew Hector
June
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Social media and blogging habits can test attorneys' confidentiality obligations.

Bios of candidates for third vice-president and the board of governors

March
2018
Column
Page 12
Learn about 2017 candidates for ISBA third vice-president, board of governors, and assembly.

Blood-Alcohol Evidence and ‘Driving While Impaired’ in Illinois Civil Cases

By Patrick C. Dowd and Seth Howard
May
2018
Article
Page 38
Suppose you have evidence of a driver's high BAC but no corroborating evidence of impairment. Does the BAC evidence alone authorize an expert to testify that the driver was probably impaired? This article reviews the confusing state of Illinois law.

Buying Foreclosed Condominiums: The Risk of Unpaid Assessments

By Julianne M. Dailey
June
2018
Article
Page 38
Despite the common belief that all prior liens are extinguished by foreclosure, condominium purchasers may learn they're liable for unpaid assessments. What's more, murky caselaw makes advising clients a challenge.

CARA from Casetext: A Cure for Legal Research FOMO

By Jesse Bowman
January
2018
Column
Page 46
Do you suffer from research FOMO - fear of missing out? A for-fee service lets you upload your brief and get a report of cases you've missed.

Case remanded for proper admonishments regarding appeal process

May
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
On February 26, 2018, the first district appellate court remanded, with direction, a case to the trial court to give proper admonishments regarding perfecting an appeal, and to allow the defendant the opportunity to file proper post-plea motions, per Rule 605(c).

Changes in income tax exemptions

February
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The Department of Revenue adopted amendments that codify the amount of the standard personal exemption for taxpayers, the amount of additional exemptions for the blind and elderly, and a cost-of-living adjustment to the standard exemption in future years (86 IAC 100; 41 Ill. Reg. 6436 (eff. Nov. 11, 2017)).

Changes to the Code of Civil Procedure regarding divorces

May
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The Code of Civil Procedure was amended to require notice be given for any name change involving a minor and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act received updates to its provisions regarding the use of former or maiden names and maintenance payments.

Changes to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act, Illinois Vehicle Code, and Cannabis Control Act

May
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
Section 7 of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act, which generally grants the Illinois Housing Development Authority specific powers and responsibilities, was amended to enable the Authority to develop, publish, and facilitate the implementation of a 4-year statewide violence prevention plan.

Chicago ‘O’Keefe’ firms settle naming dispute

By Matthew Hector
May
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
One Chicago property tax firm had sued another, newer firm with a similar name.

Chicago Park District not liable for bike accident on Lakefront Trail

By Matthew Hector
February
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a bicyclist who fell because of a crack in Chicago's Lakefront Trail had not shown the park district was guilty of willful and wanton conduct.

A colleague is neglecting clients - what should you do?

By Matthew Hector
March
2018
LawPulse
Page 18
If a fellow lawyer is neglecting files frequently and in a way that materially harms clients, you might have a duty to report it.

Common-interest exception to the waiver of attorney-client and work-product privileges recognized for co-defendants sharing information

March
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 24
The First District Appellate Court recognized a "common-interest" exception to the waiver of attorney-client and work-product privileges where two co-defendants met and shared information about the lawsuit as part of a "joint defense agreement."

Cook County gets an e-filing extension

By Matthew Hector
February
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
A number of counties asked for more time to transition to statewide mandatory e-filing. The supreme court granted some but not all requests and attached conditions to the reprieves.

Correspondence from Our Readers

May
2018
Column
Page 8
Do you need a password manager?

Correspondence from Our Readers

March
2018
Column
Page 8
Newspaper legal notices: a 'print-era anachronism'? Pets and divorce.

Correspondence from Our Readers

February
2018
Column
Page 8
Sleeping judges.

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