Federal employee benefits case law reviewBy Amy L. PaulsEmployee Benefits, October 2002A former participant in a collectively bargained pension fund was properly denied benefits for engaging in prohibited self-employment after retirement.
Federal pretrial motion practice: talk before filingBy Morton DenlowFederal Civil Practice, April 2002Federal practitioners and judges spend a great deal of time with pretrial motions. Because so few cases proceed to trial, lawyers and judges devote more time to pretrial motions than to trial.
Fencing and the art of forum protectionBy Margaret C. Benson & M. Lee WitteFamily Law, June 2002Fencing (with weapons, not merchandise) is a classic sport that requires agility, strength and quickness.
FERC holds key to fair competitionBy David SweetMineral Law, March 2002For most of the last decade, the independent natural gas producer has not been adequately rewarded for producing a superior product more proficiently.
Filing a proof claim in a bankruptcy caseBy Sumner A. BourneYoung Lawyers Division, June 2002The first task in completing the claim form is to make sure that you have the correct entity entered in the name box of the claim form.
Filing a Proof Claim in a Bankruptcy Case*By Sumner A. BourneYoung Lawyers Division, April 2002With the recent slowing of the economy, more and more clients are receiving notices of bankruptcy with an attached proof claim form.
Financial identity theftBy Philip R. ViktoraCriminal Justice, March 2002On August 13, 1999 Illinois enacted the "Financial Identity Theft and Asset Forfeiture Law."
Formatting commands in wordBy Adrienne W. AlbrechtLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, April 2002One of the most frustrating searches when learning Microsoft Word is for the commands and switches that set the desired format for words, numbers, and dates.
Fraudulent transfers under the bankruptcy codeBy Jill MurchRacial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, August 2002The old adage "nothing in life is free" is a time-honored principle that is embodied in the Bankruptcy Code's fraudulent transfer provisions.
From the benchChild Law, July 2002The Juvenile Justice System by its nature deals with a diverse group of young people involved in a wide spectrum of cases ranging from minor offenses to very serious and violent crimes
From the chairBy Richard L. TurnerLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2002A treat in my daily spam... Among the things that I look for in my daily dose of spam and usually inconsequential e-mail messages and listserv surplusage is the E-mail Case Digest that Adrienne Albrecht, Vice-Chair of COLT, faithfully puts together at least a couple of times a week, I believe.
From the chairBy Chuck GunnarsonGovernment Lawyers, December 2002Earlier this year, the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) invited government attorneys to respond to a brief survey concerning bar association membership issues.
From the chairBy James SternHuman and Civil Rights, September 2002The subjects which the Human Rights Section deal with are matters right from the day's headlines: homeland security, racial profiling, detention without arrest, military tribunals, material witness arrest warrants, ethnic mascots and team names, affirmative actions, achool vouchers, hate crimes, speech codes, death penalty, international courts, the handicapped, family issues, privacy, access to public records, and diversity.
From the chairBy Chuck GunnarsonGovernment Lawyers, August 2002It is with much honor and enthusiasm that I provide the Chair's Column for the first edition of the 2002-2003 Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) newsletter.
From the chairBusiness and Securities Law, July 2002This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including one that describes the concept of protected cell companies and their use in finance transactions.
From the chairBy Kathryn BischoffChild Law, May 2002Congratulations to our newsletter editor and co-editors: We are well on our way to publishing five editions this year! Stay tuned.
From the ChairBy Pamela PerroneLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2002In the last year, COLT has continued its mission with a focus on advising ISBA members on the implementation of technology in their law practices.
From the chairBy Raquel G. MartinezGovernment Lawyers, February 2002Are you a government attorney or a private practitioner with government clients?
From the co-editorBy Mary Ann ConnellyState and Local Taxation, December 2002The year 2002 is a year of historic changes both nationally and locally. Change is certain in Illinois as a result of the "Democratic sweep."
From the co-editorBy Mary Ann ConnellyState and Local Taxation, August 2002As the anniversary of September 11th approaches, I cannot help but think that when we and our clients complain about higher tax bills, we should pause for a moment and think about the freedom and safety that is provided by the revenue generated from those taxes.
From the editorBy David E. DoyleBusiness and Securities Law, May 2002This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including one that describes some of the problems that employers can have as a result of whistle blowing by former employees.
From the editorBusiness and Securities Law, February 2002This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including one that discusses the recent case of Gallagher v. Abbott Laboratories et al, 269 F.3d 806 (7th Circuit 2001).
From the editorsTrusts and Estates, November 2002Our feature article is from Mike English, of Princeton, giving us recent developments in estate and gift tax.
From the editorsTrusts and Estates, September 2002Our feature article is from Jane Hartley Pratt, in which she provides a practical review of alternatives to traditional estate administration.