Articles From 2002

Killion v. Meeks: Tax deed trumps adverse possession, but what else? By James K. Weston Mineral Law, November 2002 In a recently filed opinion in the case of Killion v. Meeks, (2002 WL 31058293, Ill. App. 5th Dist. 2002, September 13, 2002), the Fifth Appellate District determined that title through a tax deed trumped claims to title be an adverse possessor.
Landlord’s lien issues: A trap for the uninformed and unmotivated By James R. Grebe Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2002 Article 9 of the Illinois Uniform Commercial Code (810 ILCS 5/9-101, et seq.) (hereinafter referred to as "UCC") was revised in Year 2000. The revisions were effective July 1, 2001.
Landlord’s lien issues: a trap for the uninformed and unmotivated By James R. Grebe Agricultural Law, January 2002 Article 9 of the Illinois Uniform Commercial Code (810 ILCS 5/9-101, et seq.) (hereinafter referred to as "UCC") was revised in the Year 2000. The revisions were effective July 1, 2001.
The large-client dilemma By Donald E. Weihl Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2002 Law firms of all sizes represent large clients on a day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year basis.
The last tax shelter? By Richard M. Colombik Federal Taxation, January 2002 Tax shelters have been a bad word since legislation was designed to eliminate what was considered abusive.
The law of privacy: past, present and future Intellectual Property, October 2002 Studies indicate that 92 percent of consumers are concerned about the misuse of their personal information online, and that concern is estimated to result in potential losses of up to $20 billion by 2002.
The lawyer as counselor: Do you have the skills to be a truly effective helper? By Rich Sheehy Elder Law, October 2002 Like doctors, nurses, social workers, and counselors, lawyers are in the business of helping their clients. While this help centers primarily on "legal problems," the desired outcome should be that the client receives the assistance he or she needs--whatever form that assistance might take.
The lawyer as counselor: Do you have the skills to be a truly effective helper? By Rich Sheehy Corporate Law Departments, August 2002 Like doctors, nurses, social workers, and counselors, lawyers are in the business of helping their clients. While this help centers primarily on "legal problems," the desired outcome should be that the client receives the assistance he or she needs--whatever form that assistance might take.
Lawyer’s duty to discover hidden assets By Harry Schaffner Family Law, December 2002 A recent appellate court case, Fox v. Melvyn Berks, decided by the First District, First Division, August 19, 2002 (1-01-0558), addresses the duty of an attorney to discover concealed assets.
Lawyers work hard for their reputation—But they don’t deserve it! By Thomas J. Brannan Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, October 2002 "Shyster," "ambulance chaser," "mouthpiece," "one with silver-forked tongue"...the number of disparaging words about lawyers seems to run the gamut.
Learning from dicta By Adrienne W. Albrecht Bench and Bar, May 2002 Once again, Appellate Court justices have expressed their frustration at briefs that do not comply with the Supreme Court Rules in an opinion
Legal notice for foreclosure sale public auction real estate Real Estate Law, October 2002 At the premises I, Lyle Dirks, having been designated by the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Whiteside County, Illinois in the case entitled Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B., a Corporation v. Dennis O. Walrath, Sandra K. Walrath, and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., case No. 02 CH 7 ST as sale officer, to conduct the sale, will sell the following described property at public auction to the highest qualified bidder.
The legal status of local public entities under Illinois tort law By James W. Springer Tort Law, June 2002 The Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunities Act (the Tort Immunity Act), 745 ILCS 10/1-101 et seq., provides extremely favorable treatment for those persons who fall under its protection.
Legal update: using the Non-support Punishment Act By Kim Anderson Women and the Law, March 2002 Effective October 1, 1999, the State of Illinois passed legislation making failure to pay child support a felony.
Legislation By John Locallo State and Local Taxation, July 2002 (The following bills were discussed by the council at our May 10, 2002 meeting)
Legislation State and Local Taxation, April 2002
Legislative review Government Lawyers, April 2002 The 92nd General Assembly re-convened in January, 2002, for the start of the second year of its two-year term.
Legislative summary Education Law, July 2002 An initiative of The American Jewish Committee's Chicago Chapter, the bill provides that, beginning with the 2002-2003 school year, public elementary and secondary schools may incorporate activities to address intergroup conflict, with the objectives of improving intergroup relations on and beyond the school campus, defusing intergroup tensions, and promoting peaceful resolution of conflict.
Legislative update By Cynthia I. Ervin Government Lawyers, December 2002 The following is the third article in a series of articles summarizing pieces of legislation enacted by the 92nd General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Ryan that may be of general interest to government attorneys.
Legislative update By Marc Christopher Loro & Lynn Patton Government Lawyers, August 2002 The Legislation Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) completed its third full legislative session in June.
Legislative update By Marc Christopher Loro & Lynn Patton Government Lawyers, April 2002 The following is a short summary of a number of pieces of legislation enacted by the 92nd General Assembly that may be of general interest to the government bar.
Letter from the chair: LGL cooks! By Pat Lord Local Government Law, March 2002 On February 8, our section council had a most unusual meeting. In spite of everything that follows, real business was actually transacted at this meeting, but in a very novel setting.
Letter from the co-editor By Michael Todd Scott Corporate Law Departments, July 2002 Welcome to the 2002 - ­2003 bar year and to Volume 40 of The Corporate Lawyer ! We are looking forward to another great year. If you are a returning member of the ISBA Corporate Law Departments Section, thanks for sticking with us.
Letter from the co-editors Corporate Law Departments, December 2002 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors Corporate Law Departments, November 2002 Welcome to the November, 2002 edition of The Corporate Lawyer. We have four articles in this edition we hope you find interesting and helpful to your practice.
Letter from the co-editors Corporate Law Departments, October 2002 Welcome to the October, 2002 edition of The Corporate Lawyer. We have three articles in this edition we hope you find interesting and helpful to your practice.
Letter from the co-editors Corporate Law Departments, September 2002 Welcome to the third edition of The Corporate Lawyer for the 2002-2003 bar year. This edition has three articles we hope you find interesting. First is an article by Douglas A. Graham on two provisions of the new corporate fraud statute that are of particular interest to in-house counsel.
Letter from the co-editors Corporate Law Departments, August 2002 Welcome to the second edition of The Corporate Lawyer for the 2002-2003 bar year. This edition has three articles we hope you find interesting. First is an article by Dr. Richard Sheehy on how to better counsel your clients.
Letter from the co-editors Corporate Law Departments, June 2002 At the end of this issue you will find a four-year index to substantive articles that have appeared in The Corporate Lawyer. The index covers volumes 36, 37, 38 & 39. Our goal with The Corporate Lawyer is to provide you, our members, with articles and information that are helpful in your practice.
Letter from the Co-editors Corporate Law Departments, May 2002 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.

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