Articles From 2002

The attorney as advocate and counselor By Alan Jones Traffic Laws and Courts, December 2002 As with any other litigators, DUI defense attorneys are sworn to be forceful advocates for our clients.
Attorney General issues opinions By Lee Ann Schoeffel Government Lawyers, December 2002 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Attorney General issues opinions By Lynn Patton Government Lawyers, August 2002 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Attorney General issues opinions By Lynn Patton Government Lawyers, June 2002 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Attorney general issues opinions By Lynn Patton Government Lawyers, February 2002 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Attorney general issues opinions affecting units of local government By Lynn Patton Local Government Law, November 2002 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Attorney General issues opinions affecting units of local government By Lynn Patton Local Government Law, March 2002 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Audit law amended By Phillip B. Lenzini Local Government Law, November 2002 On June 26, 2002, Governor Ryan signed into law Public Act 92-0582 (previously H.B. 6034) altering the audit requirements for local governmental units.
Authentication of documents for use abroad: Some helpful Web sites By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, December 2002 Using documents overseas that have been notarized in the United States is easy, if you know where to go.
Azerbaijan: Patricia Bronte’s legal reform experience By E. Lynn Grayson Women and the Law, March 2002 Patricia Bronte, Jenner & Block partner, recently returned from eleven months in Azerbaijan, one of the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Pat served as a Rule of Law Liaison in Azerbaijan for the American Bar Association's Central and East European Law Initiative.
Back taxes—omitted property By Jacob Marc Steinfink State and Local Taxation, September 2002 Property owner #1 buys property A from the County of Cook in July 1998, and does not notify the Assessor.
Backstriking jurors: Diligent advocacy or guile? By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2002 Recently I was involved in a trial and counsel, in conjunction with the court, were selecting a jury.
Banking on both sides of the 49th parallel By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, January 2002 Raymond J. Protti, of the Canadian Bankers Association ("CBA") spoke before a recent meeting of the Canadian Club of Chicago.
Benefits implications for employers under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 By Thomas Vasiljevich Federal Taxation, March 2002 Civilian employees who were called to active military duty to support our country's national security initiatives following the tragic events of September 11 may now be returning from such active duty.
The benefits of digital dictation and transcription By Adrienne W. Albrecht Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2002 A few months ago, there was a lengthy debate on the ISBA Internet discussion group about the relative benefits of digital recorders.
The best way to copy styles between documents in Word when using a document management program By Marilyn Monrose Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2002 Firms with document management applications such as DOCS Open® and iManage® sometimes have a difficult time copying styles between documents in Word.
Boating while under the influence (BUI) Traffic Laws and Courts, July 2002 Chapter 625 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, section 45/5-16, is entitled, "Operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol, other drug, or combination thereof."
Book review: Representing the Elderly Client: Law and Practice By Constance B. Renzi Elder Law, May 2002 Representing the Elderly Client: Law and Practice, written by Thomas D. Begley, Jr. and Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys and published by Panel Publishers, will be a welcome addition to the library of the elder law attorney.
Book review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents Elder Law, June 2002 While browsing in your local bookstore, you may have noticed two series of books addressed to groups not noted for buying books: Dummies and Complete Idiots. Both of these series ( . . . for Dummies and The Complete Idiot's Guide to . . . ) started (or became popular) as instructional books on computer-related topics.
Breaking impasses in settlement conferences: five techniques for resolution. Part II: recommending a specific number By Hon. Morton Denlow Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2002 Although my settlement conferences are always begun as a facilitative mediation, I am not reluctant to suggest a single settlement number when an impasse arises and both parties desire my input.
Breaking impasses in settlement conferences: five techniques for resolution Part III: splitting the difference By Hon. Morton Denlow Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2002 Parties frequently reach a stalemate while relatively close to a settlement figure.
A brief guide to online negotiation: Introduction (Part 1 of 3) By Thomas D. Cavenagh Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2002 Negotiation is simply the process of refining and agreeing to the issues requiring resolution, establishing a range of compromise options from which to choose and selecting the appropriate options for settlement.
A brief guide to online negotiation: The processes (Part 2 of 3) By Thomas D. Cavenagh Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2002 Cybersettle (www.cybersettle.com) first offered its approach to online dispute resolution in 1998, and has since then been named the "official and exclusive online settlement tool" of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
A busy time for the State and Local Taxation Section Council State and Local Taxation, February 2002 With the reconvening of the General Assembly on January 9, 2002 our section council has once again begun the task of reviewing numerous pieces of newly introduced legislation.
California trial adventure (or, How I spent my summer vacation) By Donald R. Tracy Labor and Employment Law, October 2002 This past summer, I had the unique experience of trying a jury case in California. The trial was in Modesto, Stanislaus County, the home of Chandra Levy's parents. Congressman Condit is from nearby Ceres.
Call in the cavalry: IP issues in business transactions By Joseph R. Dreitler & Brian J. Downey Corporate Law Departments, January 2002 Will you have all of the intellectual property you expect to own after a merger, acquisition, or refinancing?
Calling all importers: U.S. Customs’ cargo security initiatives By Jessica T. DePinto International and Immigration Law, September 2002 The events of September 11 and continued threats against American interests at home and abroad have prompted the United States Customs Service to seek the cooperation of the commercial trade community in launching its fight against terrorism.
Can a Chapter 7 debtor’s attorney be compensated from the bankruptcy estate? By Jeffrey D. Richardson Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, February 2002 Like many issues in bankruptcy law the answer to the question of whether a debtor's Chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney can be compensated from the bankruptcy estate depends on whether you try to determine the purely logical answer to the question or whether you refer to the actual statute
Can I get a Refund for a Previous Year’s Real Estate Taxes? Understanding the “Certificate of Error” Process in Cook County By Franco A. Coladipietro Young Lawyers Division, February 2002 In Cook County, the Assessor's Office and the Board of Review provide for specific filing periods to contest a property's proposed assessment for a particular real estate tax year.
Can your plaintiff-client afford to have the defendant pay her attorney fees? By Daniel S. Alcorn Labor and Employment Law, December 2002 Managing the tax aspects of success has always been a difficult yet important part of representing the plaintiff in employment litigation.

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