Illinois Bar Journal

2019 Articles

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Water commission property exempt from the Property Tax Code

June
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Illinois General Assembly added a new section to the Property Tax Code exempting all water-commission property from the Property Tax Code.

We Come in Peace

By Pete Sherman
September
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
ARDC pilots Intermediary Program that uses independent contractors to find attorneys not responding to the agency’s inquiries.

What Did You Say?! The Changing Landscape of Juvenile Custodial Interrogations

By Emily L. Fitch & Brenda M. (Duke) Mathis
June
2019
Article
, Page 32
Recent changes to the Illinois Juvenile Court Act-specifically those dealing with juvenile custodial interrogations-and caselaw surrounding juvenile interrogations.

What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know About Audio Recordings

November
2019
Article
, Page 42
The advent of smartphones containing audio and video capabilities gives virtually everyone the means to preserve evidence. But before you get to the question of whether the recording is authentic, you first need to be sure it was legally made.

What You Might Have Forgotten About Billing Clients

By David M. Neff
January
2019
Article
, Page 32
Start the new year by taking a few minutes to assess your billing and fee-collecting practices.
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When an Ex-Spouse’s Increase in Income Does Not Count

June
2019
Article
, Page 20
When an Ex-Spouse's Increase in Income Does Not Count

When Goings Got Rough

By Ron Spears
August
2019
Column
, Page 48
The time when Lincoln allegedly told a thirsty client, on trial for murdering her husband, about the tasty water in Tennessee.

When Is a Person or Trust an Illinois Resident?

By Richard A. Sugar
December
2019
Article
, Page 32
Determining whether a person or trust is an “Illinois resident” for income- and estate-tax purposes requires understanding the differences and similarities between “domicile” and “resident.

When You’re Ready

By Pete Sherman
October
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois becomes the eighth state to remove the statute of limitations for sexual assault and abuse crimes.

Whether to share discovery documents with client deemed a matter of trial strategy

October
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
On July 10, 2019, the Third District Appellate Court held that decisions as to which items received in discovery a defense attorney chooses to share or discuss with his or her client is a discretionary matter of trial strategy.

(Why) I Object!

By Ruth F. Masters
May
2019
Article
, Page 28
Ten ways to avoid common mistakes when preserving an issue for appeal.

Why YLD? Opportunities!

By David B. Sosin
August
2019
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA’s robust and essential Young Lawyers Division.

Winners of ISBA’s May Member Appreciation Month’s Caption and Instagram contests.

July
2019
Column
, Page 54
The ISBA held an Instagram Contest and a Caption Contest for members during May Member Appreciation Month. We are pleased to feature the winner of each contest in this month’s Your ISBA.

Winter (Pretrial Reform) Is Coming

By Pete Sherman
May
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices enters public-feedback phase.

Women Shouldn’t Pay Taxes and Can’t Commit Crimes?

By Justice Michael B. Hyman
December
2019
Column
, Page 48
Susan B. Anthony was right, of course. The words we choose matter.

Words of Wisdom on Writing

By Justice Michael B. Hyman
September
2019
Column
, Page 45
Gems from the files of Justice Hyman.

Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Plea Bargaining in Illinois

By Nate Nieman
March
2019
Article
, Page 34
Recent decisions in the U.S. and Illinois Supreme Courts have complicated the landscape for ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims brought in Illinois.

Wrapping Your Head Around the Illinois Estate Tax

By Robert J. Kolasa
July
2019
Article
, Page 38
Practitioners must master a confusing array of rules to advise clients on Illinois estate taxes.

You Dress You

By Karen Erger
October
2019
Column
, Page 52
Surviving the casual dress era.

Zombie Settlements

By Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown (ret.) & Lorence H. Slutzky
May
2019
Article
, Page 32
Nightmare settlements that claw their way back from the dead.s

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