Illinois Bar Journal

2019 Articles

Fertility treatments must be covered by Illinois insurers in cases of iatrogenic infertility

January
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
An amendment to the Illinois Insurance Code expands the fertility obligations of health insurers with enrollees who are facing iatrogenic infertility.

Final high school assessment now required before graduation, not grade 12

December
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
The Illinois State Board of Education (BOE) adopted amendments to Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision concerning state assessment tests, now known as state accountability assessments.

Fire code changes clarify local versus state compliance standards

December
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
The Office of The State Fire Marshal (OSFM) adopted amendments to the Part titled Fire Prevention and Safety, updating incorporated National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code standards to the 2015 edition, with specified exceptions and modifications for high-rise buildings, day-care facilities, apartment buildings, and historic structures.

A Firm Stance

By James F. McCluskey
February
2019
Column
, Page 8
As the Illinois Supreme Court weighs options for fee sharing with nonlawyers, the ISBA remains opposed.

Five Reasons Why QuickBooks Isn’t Enough

By Steven J. Best
July
2019
Column
, Page 49
QuickBooks is great, just not for law firms.

FOIA disclosure exemption does not apply to officers who fatally shot a minor not under investigation

December
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
WMAQ-TV sued the Chicago Police Department, seeking disclosure under FOIA of records related to a 2014 fatal shooting of a 16-year-old by police officers.

Former attorney is not considered a “party” after seeking fees and costs

January
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
Seeking attorney fees and costs under section 508(c) of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act does not constitute a "distinct cause of action" that allows the other party to, in return, seek fees resulting from the hearing on the section 508(c) petition.

From Child Advocate to Chief Justice

By Ed Finkel
December
2019
Cover Story
, Page 20
After her long and distinguished career that began as a Chicago Park District educator and includes more than three decades on the bench, Anne Burke reaches the pinnacle of the Illinois judiciary.

From the Newsletters - Estate Planning for Second Marriages

By Richard W. Kuhn
March
2019
Article
, Page 24
Practical advice for estate planning attorneys encountering this emerging client demographic.

From the Newsletters - Renewable Energy Construction Contracts

By Nathan Hinch
February
2019
Article
, Page 18
Before giving away the (solar or wind) farm, caveat emptor tips for land owners and bidding contractors.
1 comment (Most recent April 18, 2019)

Full consideration of interest factors must be given in setting permanency goals

March
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 20
On Nov. 21, 2018, prior to the birth of the minor, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had opened cases against the respondent mother as to her six other children.

Full Disclosure

By Joseph E. Rubas
October
2019
Article
, Page 40
How to advise clients about property disclosures, repairs, and discovered defects.

Funding opportunities for local technology businesses

September
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Office of the Treasurer adopted a new Part titled Technology Development Account (TDA) Program (74 IAC 719; Ill. Reg. 3191).

Funds made available for federal census participation and immigrant services

June
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
New rules from the Illinois Secretary of State establish a selection process for the $1.5 million that was earmarked by the General Assembly to encourage the participation of Illinois residents in the upcoming federal census (89 Ill. Adm. Code 1500 (effective Feb. 22, 2019)).

Future Leaders Wanted

By David B. Sosin
November
2019
Column
, Page 8
The long-term vision behind the ISBA Leadership Academy.

GE May Bring Good Things to Life, but It Does Not Bring Personal Jurisdiction in Illinois

By Eric J. Muñoz
April
2019
Article
, Page 40
Attorneys would be well-served to appreciate the implications of an important legal trend in personal jurisdiction caselaw and be prepared to incorporate these developments into their practice.

Gear Up

By Ed Finkel
January
2019
Cover Story
, Page 20
A Carbondale attorney's tips for using your own courtroom presentation technology.

General and Boilerplate Objections: Curbing Routine Abuse of the Discovery Process

By Gregory R. Jones
February
2019
Article
, Page 24
The impropriety of general and boilerplate objections; and, recommendations and potential solutions for curtailing them.
1 comment (Most recent February 3, 2019)

General Member Referral Directory

October
2019
Column
, Page 26
Find a qualified ISBA member when a case falls outside of your area of practice.

General Member Referral Directory

July
2019
Column
, Page 28
Find a qualified ISBA member when a case falls outside of your area of practice.

General Member Referral Directory

April
2019
Column
, Page 32
Find a qualified ISBA member when a case falls outside of your area of practice.

General Member Referral Directory

January
2019
Column
, Page 28
Find a qualified ISBA member when a case falls outside of your area of practice.

Get the Tax Facts

By Jesse Bowman
March
2019
Column
, Page 48
The Illinois Department of Revenue's website makes researching taxes less daunting.

Getting ’Put on Papers’

By Sherlyn Smith
August
2019
Article
, Page 20
The case against informal child support arrangements.

Getting Your House in Order

By James F. McCluskey
January
2019
Column
, Page 8
ISBA's Financial Health & Wellness Subcommittee to help retiring lawyers looking to sell their practice.

Guardian ad litem is protected from civil liability by quasi-judicial immunity

September
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Supreme Court of Illinois, in a case of first impression, held that an attorney who acts within the scope of his appointment as guardian ad litem is protected from civil liability by quasi-judicial immunity.

Gun dealers now regulated by Illinois State Police & failure to record private gun transfers carries criminal liability

April
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The General Assembly passed expansive firearm regulation legislation called the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act. The Act brings Illinois State Police oversight to gun retailers as well as provides a penalty for failure to maintain records in private gun sales.

Health care employees no longer allowed a general or moral exception to influenza vaccines

May
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Department of Public Health (DPH) adopted amendments to the Health Care Employee Vaccination Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 956 (effective. Feb. 6, 2019)), implementing Public Act 100-1029, which clarifies the circumstances under which health-care employees may decline annual flu vaccinations offered by their employers.

Health Care Insurance for Our Members

By David B. Sosin
December
2019
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA and its pursuit of an “Association Health Plan” for members and their families and employees.

Health-care providers may only provide medical records minimally necessary under HIPAA

November
2019
Illinois Law Update
, Page 14
The Department of Insurance (DOI) adopted an amendment to Workers’ Compensation Electronic and Standardized Paper Billing, implementing Public Act 100-1117.

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