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Section Newsletter Articles From Jasmine V. Hernandez

Scales of Justice: Balancing court efficiency and in forma paupers applications By Jasmine V. Hernandez and Stephen A. Kobza Bench and Bar, December 2012 In scenarios where a litigant does not meet the statutory requirements to file as an indigent individual, this article suggests the incorporation of installment plans and extension of the seven-day extension period.
Wave of change: Chicago-Kent’s commitment to assisting and educating judges and attorneys in Mexico By Jasmine V. Hernandez Bench and Bar, July 2012 Representatives from Chicago Kent College of Law have worked closely with those at one of Mexico's leading private universities to develop a curriculum designed to train Mexican judges, attorneys, law professors, and law students in criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy as necessitated by recent amendments to Mexico’s Constitution. 
FMLA—Qualifying Exigency Leave & Military Caregiver Leave By Jasmine V. Hernandez Labor and Employment Law, December 2009 Embedded in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (“NDAA”) is a military family leave statute. It grants covered military members’ families unpaid leave to manage qualifying exigencies resulting from a family member being on, or called to, active duty (“Qualifying Exigency Leave”), or to care for a family member with a serious injury or illness (“Military Caregiver Leave”).
The National Center for State Courts salutes Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans By Jasmine V. Hernandez Bench and Bar, December 2009 Before holiday sparklers light up the Daley Center and we rush from one holiday party to another, the legal community came together to celebrate the National Center for State Courts’ (“NCSC”) naming of Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans as the recipient of its 2009 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence (“Rehnquist Award”).
Making pro bono your own By Jasmine V. Hernandez Bench and Bar, October 2009 Practitioners throughout Illinois must file their annual registration forms with the Supreme Court of Illinois’ Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (hereinafter “ARDC”) on the first of January every year. To stay on the master roll of attorneys and comply with Rule 756(f), we must report whether we provided pro bono legal services or made monetary contributions to organizations that provide pro bono legal services in the previous year.

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