Editor’s notesReal Estate Law, June 2000Can the creditors of a debtor spouse attack a conveyance into a tenancy by the entirety?
Editor’s notesState and Local Taxation, March 2000The City of Chicago administrative hearing process is commenced by issuing a ticket.
Editor’s notesReal Estate Law, February 2000Regular 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 offeredBy Elaine MassockLabor and Employment Law, September 2000The Illinois Department of Human Rights offers training programs for employers that are free-of-charge through its Institute for Training and Development.
Elder abuse: A practitioner’s short guideBy Marc R. MillerElder Law, October 2000Let 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.
“The electronic lawyer” ™By Alan PearlmanLaw Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, February 2000During 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 perilsBy Paul BernsteinLaw Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, February 2000Electronic 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:
Employee benefit plans for associationsBy Laurence A. HansenEmployee Benefits, May 2000Defined 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 testingEducation Law, June 2000On 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-mailBy Charles I. Cohen & Mona C. ZeibergCorporate 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 enjoinedApril 2000While 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 financeBy William A. PriceBusiness and Securities Law, April 2000A business lawyer can serve many roles, for many different sizes of company.
ESOPs for S corporationsBy Steven LifsonEmployee Benefits, January 2000Effective 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 managementBy Paul BernsteinLaw Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2000There 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 updateBy David R. ReidFederal Taxation, October 2000The innocent spouse provisions of IRC section 6015 provide relief to "innocent spouses."
Estate and gift tax updateBy Karen V. KoleFederal Taxation, April 2000Decedent created a revocable living trust which became irrevocable when he died.
Estate planning in the new milleniumBy Jerry MillerTrusts and Estates, August 2000Marketing 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. MeintsTrusts and Estates, November 2000The 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 judiciaryAdministrative Law, August 2000On 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 cornerBy Nancy J. KatzGovernment Lawyers, November 2000Government lawyers face all the ethical dilemmas faced by lawyers in private practice, in addition to some unique problems.
Extension of terminable mineral interests by off-tract productionBy John C. Robison, Jr.Mineral Law, August 2000With 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.