Chairperson’s cornerBy Bernard WysockiGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2000As you can tell by the content of this newsletter, the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council prepares outstanding newsletters.
Chairperson’s cornerBy A. Jay GoldsteinBusiness and Securities Law, October 2000Welcome to the first issue of the Corporation, Securities and Business Law Section Council newsletter for the upcoming bar year
Chairperson’s cornerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2000In 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 cornerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2000Let 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 ColumnAlternative Dispute Resolution, December 2000The 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 columnBy Thomas KillorenYoung Lawyers Division, November 2000I 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 columnBy Julie Keehner KatzFamily Law, October 2000As the summer winds down, the Family Law Section Council will begin its next year of diligent efforts.
Chair’s ColumnBy Don C. HammerAlternative Dispute Resolution, October 2000I am looking forward to an exciting year for the ADR Section Council
Chair’s columnYoung Lawyers Division, August 2000We 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 ColumnAlternative Dispute Resolution, June 2000Your section council has continued to consider the matter of Mediator Certification.
Chair’s ColumnBy Thomas D. CavenaghAlternative Dispute Resolution, March 2000Your section council has continued to work diligently with respect to legislation related to mediation
Chair’s ColumnAlternative Dispute Resolution, February 2000The 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 cornerBy Richard D. HanniganWorkers' Compensation Law, April 2000Our Web site is up and running. Special thanks to Phillip Lenzini.
Changes to criminal law and procedure after People v. CervantesBy Thomas R. FitzgeraldCriminal Justice, May 2000For 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 newBy Carlos A. SaavedraFederal Taxation, February 2000Code 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 harderBy Donald A. LoBueGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2000Attorneys 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 arbitratorsWorkers' Compensation Law, June 2000Inasmuch 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.
“Choosin’ up” lessons in communicationBy John V. De StefanoGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2000When 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 statisticsBy Hon. Dennis M. DohmBench and Bar, November 2000As 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’ suits are alive and wellBy Dixie Lee Peterson & Thomas D. DupoCorporate Law Departments, September 2000Until 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 IllinoisBy Frank M. GrenardCorporate Law Departments, May 2000The 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 prosecutionBy Catherine M. RyanChild Law, April 2000What is "civil prosecution"?
Close encounters with a Kosovo crisisBy Thomas W. SimonHuman and Civil 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 noteBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, November 2000The 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.