Articles From 2000

Editor’s notes Real Estate Law, June 2000 Can the creditors of a debtor spouse attack a conveyance into a tenancy by the entirety?
Editor’s notes State and Local Taxation, March 2000 The City of Chicago administrative hearing process is commenced by issuing a ticket.
Editor’s notes Real Estate Law, February 2000 Regular subscribers of Real Property will recognize the authors of both articles included in this issue; both have been frequent contributors in the past , and both are highly respected authorities in their respective fields.
EEOC and IDHR training offered By Elaine Massock Labor and Employment Law, September 2000 The Illinois Department of Human Rights offers training programs for employers that are free-of-charge through its Institute for Training and Development.
Effective communication or “… Didn’t I tell you this during your first appointment?” By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2000 We know what we do each day. There are things that we have learned both through repetition and experience.
Elder abuse: A practitioner’s short guide By Marc R. Miller Elder Law, October 2000 Let us assume that during an office conference, a trip to a client's residence, or a visit to a client in a nursing home you observe some disturbing indications.
Electronic e-mail and BBS issues in a court challenge By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2000 This case was called to my attention by the Honorable Judge James Bumgarner (retired) a member of the Standing Committee on Legal Technology.
“The electronic lawyer” ™ By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, February 2000 During the course of my frequent lectures and seminars, I am often asked about software that can be used in a debt collection practice.
Electronic mail—benefits and perils By Paul Bernstein Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, February 2000 Electronic mail is truly wonderful. It has a number of advantages over "regular mail" sent via the United States Post Office. Some of the benefits are as follows:
Electronic signatures: John Hancock won’t be forgotten anytime soon By Jon Wallack & Eric Handler Corporate Law Departments, September 2000 Will your children know the name John Hancock? Ever since he signed the Declaration of Independence, Hancock's name has been synonymous with ink signatures.
Eleventh Annual Collegium Business Advice and Financial Planning, November 2000 The Business Advice and Financial Planning Section Council is sponsoring its Annual Collegium in Chicago and Springfield.
Emergency room blood tests are not admissible in a summary suspension hearing By James J. Ahern Traffic Laws and Courts, May 2000 Let us assume that, following a collision, a motorist is transported to a hospital emergency room for treatment for injuries.
Employee benefit plans for associations By Laurence A. Hansen Employee Benefits, May 2000 Defined contribution plan ("DC plan") is a retirement plan under which the benefit to be paid is determined by the contributions to the plan along with any earnings thereon.
Employee drug testing Education Law, June 2000 On October 4, 1999, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding suspicionless drug testing of public school teachers in certain circumstances.
Employers beware: The NLRB is watching your e-mail By Charles I. Cohen & Mona C. Zeiberg Corporate Law Departments, September 2000 "Business-only." These two words are at the center of attention when examining whether a company's e-mail and Internet policy runs afoul of the National Labor Relations Act
Enforcement of Illinois’ Wine and Spirits Industry Fair Dealing Act enjoined April 2000 While the news media gave coverage to U.S. District Court Judge Joan B. Gottschall's preliminary injunction enjoining the Illinois Liquor Control Commission from enforcing the state's recently adopted Wine and Spirits Industry Fair Dealing Act ("Act"), they did not go into many of the details.
Enterprises and finance By William A. Price Business and Securities Law, April 2000 A business lawyer can serve many roles, for many different sizes of company.
ERISA “safe harbor” language may provide protection By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, June 2000 In late February, the Seventh Circuit issued an important decision relating to employee benefit plans.
ESOPs for S corporations By Steven Lifson Employee Benefits, January 2000 Effective January 1, 1998, corporations that sponsor employee stock ownership plans ("ESOPs") became eligible for the first time to make the election to be treated as an "S corporation" for federal income tax purposes.
EsqWare for case management By Paul Bernstein Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2000 There are a good number of excellent case management software products on the market. Abacus, AmicusAttorney, TimeMatters, ProLaw, 21st Century Lawyer, PINS/ Needles, CaseMaster, and more are among the leading products in this software category.
Estate and gift tax update By David R. Reid Federal Taxation, October 2000 The innocent spouse provisions of IRC section 6015 provide relief to "innocent spouses."
Estate and gift tax update By Karen V. Kole Federal Taxation, April 2000 Decedent created a revocable living trust which became irrevocable when he died.
Estate planning in the new millenium By Jerry Miller Trusts and Estates, August 2000 Marketing a law practice in the first decade of the 21st Century is going to be vastly different than in the previous decade, or any before.
Estate tax repeal? Reform? Increase? By Paul A. Meints Trusts and Estates, November 2000 The debate over repealing the federal estate and gift tax laws is not a new one. For years each and every legislative session has had one or more proposals to eliminate the tax.
Ethics and professionalism for government attorneys and the administrative judiciary Administrative Law, August 2000 On June 1, 2000, the Government Bar Association and the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges sponsored a program with the above title. Co-sponsors were the Illinois Chapter of the American Judicature Society, the Administrative Law and Administrative Law Judges Committees of the Chicago Bar Association, the ISBA Administrative Law Section, and the ISBA Committee on Government Lawyers.
Ethics corner By Nancy J. Katz Government Lawyers, November 2000 Government lawyers face all the ethical dilemmas faced by lawyers in private practice, in addition to some unique problems.
Ethics in mediation—a growing consensus? An overview of various approaches By Louise Cook Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2000 Mediation is a process at once so old, and yet so new, that it often seems difficult to define the process itself.
Exceptions to the 35-day limit for issuance of administrative review summons Administrative Law, May 2000 Last July, the Illinois Supreme Court issued an important decision regarding administrative review.
Extension of terminable mineral interests by off-tract production By John C. Robison, Jr. Mineral Law, August 2000 With the recent decision in Schwarm v. Mexia Holdings, 308 Ill. App. 3d 587, 720 N.E.2d 330, 241 Ill. Dec. 875 (5th Dist. 1999) (Mineral Law Newsletter, V. 26, No. 2, March 2000), we are reminded that a terminable mineral interest may be extended by production from land other than the land in which there is a terminable mineral interest.
The External Review of Hospital Quality—A Call for Greater Accountability Health Care Law, April 2000 Healthcare quality issues have been much in the news recently. In July, 1999 the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services released a series of reports examining the external review of hospital quality.