Articles on bench & bar

In Recognition of Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke By Neil Hartigan Bench and Bar, January 2020 A spotlight on Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke.
Caveat Venditor: Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Revocation of Acceptance Rights, Remedies, and Obligations for Buyers and Sellers in Landmark Decision By Zoe Wolkowitz & Edward Casmere Bench and Bar, November 2019 In September, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling affording greater protection to buyers of substantially nonconforming goods under Illinois’ adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code in Accettura v. Vacationland.
Deal or No Deal By Albert E. Durkin Bench and Bar, November 2019 A summary of Tielke v. Auto Owners Insurance Co., which involves mistakes made by both a trial judge and a plaintiff’s attorney as well as a possible ethical violation by a defense counsel.
An Interview With the Chief Justice By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, November 2019 Justice Anne Burke has set some very clear goals for her three-year term as Illinois’ 121st chief justice.
Justice Karmeier Retires By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, November 2019 A look at Justice Lloyd Karmeier's accomplishments.
Restoring Civility: It’s On Us By Rachel Gewurz Bench and Bar, November 2019 A law student's perspective of the Illinois Judges Foundation Reception.
Relief at Last By Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier Bench and Bar, September 2019 The Illinois Supreme Court has taken a major step forward in its ongoing effort to provide the residents of the state with a judicial process that is efficient, effective, and fair.
Stepping Up May Need to Step Out By Michael G. Cortina Bench and Bar, September 2019 While it is very common for an attorney to "step up" for the attorney of record in a case, should this practice even exist?
In honor of Miss Minor By Adrienne W. Albrecht Bench and Bar, July 2019 The path for women in the practice of law is not easy.
Meet Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, (ret.) Bench and Bar, July 2019 On July 1, Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer became the first woman to be chief judge in the 200-year history of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Strong women in law: A reflection on the WBAI Annual Dinner By Niharika Reddy Bench and Bar, July 2019 Reflections on the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Annual Dinner, which was held on May 30.
Before you run, know the rules and prepare yourself … it may be a bumpy ride! By Judge April G. Troemper & Peter L. Rotskoff Bench and Bar, June 2019 For decades, scholars, professors, members of the judiciary, and the legal community have questioned whether judges should be elected by the public or be appointed based on merit.
Another unfair Chicago enforcement practice By Michael J. Maslanka Bench and Bar, April 2019 A summary of Kooperman v. City of Chicago, et al.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
The Intermediary Program – A 40-year uncompleted project of the Illinois State Bar Association By Michael S. Jordan Bench and Bar, February 2019 An overview of The Intermediary Program.

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