Articles From 2000

Chairperson’s corner By Bernard Wysocki General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2000 As you can tell by the content of this newsletter, the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council prepares outstanding newsletters.
Chairperson’s corner By A. Jay Goldstein Business and Securities Law, October 2000 Welcome to the first issue of the Corporation, Securities and Business Law Section Council newsletter for the upcoming bar year
Chairperson’s corner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2000 In one of the first issues of the General Practice newsletters, I made mention of the action by Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association against the real estate firm of Koenig & Strey for the unauthorized practice of law.
Chairperson’s corner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2000 Let me introduce myself as the new chair of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. You are reading the most outstanding newsletter compiled by any section council of the ISBA.
Chair’s Column Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2000 The work of the section council has been progressing nicely. The Illinois Mediator's Certification Act gained the support of the Family Law, Administrative Law, Local Government, and Health Care Law Section Councils.
Chair’s column By Thomas Killoren Young Lawyers Division, November 2000 I am happy to report that the Fighting Illini won their football game versus the University of California in large part because of the support provided by the Illinois Young Lawyers and Illinois Law Students who attended.
Chair’s column By Julie Keehner Katz Family Law, October 2000 As the summer winds down, the Family Law Section Council will begin its next year of diligent efforts.
Chair’s Column By Don C. Hammer Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2000 I am looking forward to an exciting year for the ADR Section Council
Chair’s column Young Lawyers Division, August 2000 We want you! The Young Lawyers Division Council wants all young lawyers in the state of Illinois to participate in the Young Lawyers Division activities.
Chair’s Column Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2000 Your section council has continued to consider the matter of Mediator Certification.
Chair’s Column By Thomas D. Cavenagh Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2000 Your section council has continued to work diligently with respect to legislation related to mediation
Chair’s Column Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2000 The section council has been busy thus far this year. As readers are already aware, the section has reviewed and contributed to the proposed Illinois Mediator Certification Act (published in a previous edition of this newsletter) which would provide significantly enhanced practice status to Illinois mediators
The chair’s corner By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2000 Our Web site is up and running. Special thanks to Phillip Lenzini.
Challenging a highway commissioner’s failure to discharge his statutory obligations—can you win? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Local Government Law, February 2000 As the world becomes more complicated, our laws tend to expand in what is often a response to the modernization of our world.
Changes to criminal law and procedure after People v. Cervantes By Thomas R. Fitzgerald Criminal Justice, May 2000 For your information, pursuant to the Illinois Supreme Court's recent finding in People v. Cervantes, docket No. 87229, filed December 2, 1999, amendments/deletions to the criminal code passed as part of P.A. 88-680 are no longer in effect.
Changes to the innocent spouse provisions: something old, something new By Carlos A. Saavedra Family Law, June 2000 Code section 6013(d)(3) establishes joint and several liability for married taxpayers filing a joint income tax return. "Innocent Spouse" provisions refer to those Code provisions that create exceptions to this joint and several liability.
Changes to the innocent spouse provisions: something old, something new By Carlos A. Saavedra Federal Taxation, February 2000 Code section 6013(d)(3) establishes joint and several liability for married taxpayers filing a joint income tax return. "Innocent Spouse" provisions refer to those Code provisions that create exceptions to this joint and several liability.
Changing personnel policies and employee handbooks just got harder By Donald A. LoBue General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2000 Attorneys representing employers should be aware of the recent Illinois Supreme Court case of Doyle v. Holy Cross Hospital 186 Ill.2d 104, 237 Ill.Dec. 100, 708 N.E.2d 1140 (1999) which held that modification of the terms of an employee handbook or personnel policy would not be enforceable without new consideration.
Chicago arbitrators Workers' Compensation Law, June 2000 Inasmuch as the arbitrators in Chicago are centralized at 100 West Randolph Street, 8th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, the guidelines do not differ much from room to room.
Chicago-Kent launches first environmental law clinic in Chicago region Young Lawyers Division, June 2000 How does a mother of a two-year old determine whether her child has been exposed to lead paint and what can she do to correct the problem?
Choice of law questions for Illinois trial lawyers: an ever-evolving doctrine By James D. Spiros Tort Law, November 2000 Choices of law questions are of critical importance to Illinois trial lawyers. These questions can make or break any tort case involving an out of state occurrence.
“Choosin’ up” lessons in communication By John V. De Stefano General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2000 When I received my Norman Rockwell calendar for 1999. One of the drawings of the month entitled "Choosin' Up" depicts four young boys in baseball uniforms, two of which were standing eye-to-eye with their hands on a baseball bat.
Circuit court judge rejects Secretary of State policy of refusing to issue licenses to person revoked in foreign states Traffic Laws and Courts, October 2000 A Cook County circuit court judge has decided that the secretary of state's long-standing policy of refusing to consider the issuance of an Illinois driver's license to any person whose drivers license or privileges were previously revoked in a foreign state violates Illinois law.
Circuit court statistics By Hon. Dennis M. Dohm Bench and Bar, November 2000 As noted in the July 2000 issue of the newsletter, certain circuit court statistical data would be published in the newsletter as soon as provided to the newsletter.
Citizens Organizing Project v. Department of Natural Resources: Supremes define reasonable litigation expense when administrative rule is invalidated By Robert T. Lawley Administrative Law, July 2000 In the recently decided case of Citizens Organizing Project v. Department of Natural Resources, 189 Ill. 2d 593, __N.E. 2d __, __ Ill. Dec. __, 2000 WL 46033 (Jan. 21, 2000) (No. 86878), rehearing denied (Apr. 3, 2000), the Illinois Supreme Court broadly interpreted section 10-55(c) of the Administrative Procedure Act, ruling that a party who causes an administrative rule to be invalidated by a court is entitled to all of the party's reasonable litigation expenses incurred throughout the action.
Citizens’ suits are alive and well By Dixie Lee Peterson & Thomas D. Dupo Corporate Law Departments, September 2000 Until 1972, water pollution was regulated by looking at the quality of the receiving stream, not the source of the discharges. In enacting the Clean Water Act ("CWA"), Congress shifted the focus from water quality standards to direct limitations on the discharge of pollutants into the receiving waters.
Civil conspiracy—alive and well in Illinois By Frank M. Grenard Corporate Law Departments, May 2000 The Civil Conspiracy theory as it relates to corporate interactions is a mixture of criminal law, antitrust principals and a mistrust of trade information sharing
Civil prosecution By Catherine M. Ryan Child Law, April 2000 What is "civil prosecution"?
Close encounters with a Kosovo crisis By Thomas W. Simon Human Rights, April 2000 "You have mail from Slobodan Milosovic." A year ago, I would have hardly noticed the name of the mail forwarded from the previous tenant of my apartment in Slovenia (not to be confused with Slavonia or Slovakia).
Co-editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, November 2000 The first article in this edition is by Timothy J. Cavanagh of Lloyd & Cavanagh in Chicago. Mr. Cavanagh examines the United States Supreme Court's decision in Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Shanklin.

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