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2018 Articles

Is It Time to Ditch Your Landline for VoIP?

By Jennifer Ramovs
January
2018
Column
Page 43
What to keep in mind as you consider moving your phone service to the internet.

Is Your Email an Open Secret?

By Jeffrey R. Schoenberger
October
2018
Column
Page 50
Learn the "dead-simple" way to encrypt your attorney-client communications with Office 365.

ISBA award recipients from the 2017-2018 bar year.

September
2018
Column
Page 50

ISBA Commemorations

August
2018
Column
Page 50
June's Annual Meeting highlights and kudos to 2017-2018 CLE coordinators.

ISBA leaders hold meeting, attend reception in Rockford; ISBA Board approves ethics opinions on tracking software, imputed disqualification.

March
2018
Column
Page 58

ISBA, Whiteside County Bar leaders meet; join ISBA’s Supreme Court group admissions ceremony; ISBA members march in Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

April
2018
Column
Page 56

Issuance of identification cards to youths under DCFS custody and guardianship

February
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
Amendments adopted to the issuance of licenses (41 Ill. Reg. 8268 (eff. Oct. 30, 2017)), by the Secretary of State ("SOS"), have established new procedures that allow the SOS to issue identification cards to youths under guardianship or custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (e.g., foster children) ("DCFS"), as well as granting the SOS the ability to issue licenses to persons recently released from the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice.

It’s Going to Be a Great Midyear

By James F. McCluskey
November
2018
Column
Page 10
The Midyear Meeting at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton will promote physical and mental wellness.

It’s Time to Define ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’

By Timothy James Ting
July
2018
Article
Page 24
Unlike most state courts, Illinois courts do not define "reasonable doubt" for juries. Should Illinois reconsider?

John Marshall and UIC discuss merger

By Matthew Hector
January
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
The John Marshall Law School and the University of Illinois at Chicago are discussing a merger that would create the first public law school in the city.

Join us in welcoming the more than 1,200 new lawyers who were admitted to the Illinois Bar in November.

December
2018
Column
Page 48

Joining Forces

By Rhys Saunders
September
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
The University of Illinois at Chicago and The John Marshall Law School merge to create the city's only public law school.

Justice never sleeps - but what if the judge does?

By Matthew Hector
January
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
What should a lawyer do when a judge falls asleep during trial?

The Killer Among Us

By Chelsy A. Castro
September
2018
Column
Page 46
Learning to address depression and suicide in the legal profession.

Landlord possesses no right to recover rent due prior to its ownership of the property

August
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
Plaintiff, 1002 E. 87th Street, LLC, filed a verified complaint seeking to evict defendant, Midway Broadcasting Corporation, for unpaid rent. Plaintiff also sought to collect on the guaranty signed by Melody Spann Cooper and Pierre Cooper.

Law and Order in Illinois’ Early Years

By John A. Lupton
August
2018
Cover Story
Page 34
After inheriting French and English legal customs in 1818, Illinois cobbled together its own legal framework as the state grew and grew.

The Lawyer Bots Are Coming (Maybe)

By Pete Sherman
December
2018
LawPulse
Page 10
Free legal services app DoNotPay creates buzz, but leaves little to worry about.

The Lawyer’s Guide to the Road

By Karen Erger
March
2018
Column
Page 54
Whether you're a road warrior or an occasional business traveler, these tips will help you stay organized, calm, and happy on the road.

Lawyers Rock fundraiser coming in March; ISBA Diversity Leadership Council Midyear Meeting reception; IllinoisBarDocs adds estate planning forms, online community.

February
2018
Column
Page 50

A Leader’s Leader

By Ed Finkel
July
2018
Cover Story
Page 20
James F. McCluskey says the ISBA will prove its worth to members in 2018-2019 and will support attorneys who struggle with emotional, financial, and mental health issues.

Lessons from the Lectern

By Karen Erger
January
2018
Column
Page 44
Some tips to make your next public speaking gig less stressful and more successful.

Leveling the Playing Field

By Rhys Saunders
October
2018
LawPulse
Page 12
Illinois Supreme Court adopts rules for debt collection civil suits and identity theft recourse.

Limited Scope Representation in Transactions - Put It in Writing

By Charles J. Northrup
April
2018
Column
Page 52
No written agreement is required in Illinois for limited scope transactional work. But as a recent New York case shows, it's best to put it in writing.

Limiting Personal Jurisdiction: The Impact of Tyrell, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Aspen American

By Daniel Ritter
February
2018
Article
Page 32
Recent rulings from the U.S. and Illinois Supreme Courts have shrunk the scope of personal jurisdiction, making it harder for plaintiffs to sue in the court of their choosing.

Lincoln and Stanton: Incivility Meets Humility

By Ron Spears
February
2018
Column
Page 44
Frontier-lawyer Lincoln responded to humiliating disrespect from co-counsel Edwin Stanton by working hard to improve - and by later making Stanton his Secretary of War.

Living in a Post-Letterhead World

By Karen Erger
November
2018
Column
Page 48
How to craft email that makes a good impression and keeps you out of trouble.

Making Your Case to a Public Body: A Lawyer’s Guide

By Laura M. Julien
May
2018
Article
Page 28
Representing your client's interests in front of a city council or zoning board is different than arguing a case in court. This article explains how public bodies work and how to address them.

Measuring Growth

By Erica Fujimoto
July
2018
Column
Page 48
Tips for creating key performance indicators and using the data you already have to measure them.

Medical marijuana products may now be administered in Illinois schools

October
2018
Illinois Law Update
Page 18
The School Code was amended to provide that a parent or guardian is now able to administer a medical cannabis-infused product to a student on school property as long as it is not disruptive to the school environment.

Mending the Hold

By Stanley C. Nardoni
December
2018
Article
Page 32
Can a legal doctrine named after an old wrestling term escape from under the pin of the Illinois Appellate Court?

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