Chairperson’s cornerBy Timothy E. DugganGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2004Welcome to the 2004-2005 Section Council Year. It is an honor for me to be chairman of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council.
Chairperson’s cornerBy Michele M. JochnerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, June 2004Welcome to the 12th and final edition of the General Practice Newsletter for the 2003-2004 bar year.
Chairperson’s cornerBy Michele M. JochnerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2004Welcome to the eleventh issue of the General Practice newsletter for the 2003-2004 bar year.
Chairperson’s cornerBy Michele M. JochnerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2004Welcome to the tenth issue of the General Practice newsletter for the 2003-2004 bar year. Special thanks to our newsletter co-editors, John Phipps of Champaign and Judge Edna Turkington-Viktora of Chicago, for another job very well done!
Chairperson’s cornerBy Michele M. JochnerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2004As our thoughts turn from the cold, dreary days of sinter to the promise of the sunnier and warmer days of spring, welcome to the ninth issue of the General Practice newsletter for the 2003-2004 bar year.
Chairperson’s cornerBy Michele M. JochnerGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2004At its January meeting, the ISBA Board of Governors approved the implementation of a mentoring pilot program. As I have discussed in previous issues of this newsletter, ISBA President Terry Lavin's goal in establishing an association-wide mentoring program is to provide a much-needed resource for attorneys with questions regarding substantive law, office economics and management, and professional conduct.
Chair’s columnBy Karen M. Pinkert-LiebFamily Law, October 2004(Notice to librarians: The following issues were published in Volume 33 of this newsletter during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004: September, No. 1; December, No. 2; March, No. 3; June, No. 4).
Chair’s columnBy John T. DoyleLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2004Welcome to the Standing Committee on Legal Technology! If you are like most lawyers that I and other members of this Committee speak to on a regular basis, you may be fairly proficient at using your computer in your daily practice but you do not have the time to analyze what further technology changes you need to make in order to have your practice more effective and efficient.
Chair’s columnBy Jessica T. DepintoInternational and Immigration Law, June 2004As my term concludes, I reflect on the past year with pride on the programs that we initiated and offered to members of the International and Immigration Law Section as well as to other section members with whom we partnered.
Chair’s columnBy Lloyd A. KarmeierBench and Bar, May 2004On June 30, 1961, about the time of the enactment of the "new" criminal code in Illinois, the Supreme Court of Illinois entered an Order stating "that the administration of justice will be served by a comprehensive study of jury instructions in criminal cases."
Chair’s columnBy Laura Urbik-KernFamily Law, March 2004In the 25 years since the custody act has been written, there has been much discussion among family lawyers about why the custody act is in need of overhaul.
Chair’s columnBy Jessica T. DePintoInternational and Immigration Law, January 2004As discussed in the September edition of The Globe, our section reaches out to area law schools with presentations focusing on career development tips and practice opportunities in international law.
Chair’s columnBy Adrienne W. AlbrechtLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2004As I sit here at my computer preparing for the holiday, I am struck by how much technology has simultaneously enhanced and complicated our lives.
Chair’s column: Meet the Section CouncilBy Mark E. WojcikInternational and Immigration Law, September 2004The members of an ISBA Section Council are largely unknown to many Section members. This is true of all Section Councils, not just the Section on International and Immigration Law.
Chair’s column: Restoring belief in international lawBy Mark E. WojcikInternational and Immigration Law, August 2004International law has been under attack in the United States in the past few years, and the time has come for lawyers and bar associations to come to its defense
Chair’s cornerAdministrative Law, December 2004It is my distinct honor to be the chairperson of the Administrative Law Section Council this year. The most rewarding part of this position is to serve the Illinois State Bar Association in the company of the fine attorneys on this section council.
Chair’s noteBy Jack A. StrellisFederal Civil Practice, November 2004The frequency of discovery abuses, intentional or otherwise, under the federal rules of civil procedure appear to be on the rise, causing consternation for practitioners and judges alike.
Chair’s noteBy Lloyd A. KarmeierBench and Bar, June 2004This is just a short note to express publicly my thanks and appreciation to the members of the Bench and Bar Section Council for their good work on behalf of the Council this past year.
The challenges of e-discoveryBy Regina W. CalabroFederal Civil Practice, November 2004The evolving arena of electronic discovery presents significant challenges and a wide-array of potential abuses.
Changes to Illinois’ tax lawsBy Stanley R. KaminskiState and Local Taxation, August 20041. New Watercraft Use Tax enacted on the privilege of using any watercraft acquired by any means other than a purchase at retail from a retailer which is already subject to Illinois Sales\Use Tax.
Checklist for financing sourcesBy Gene A. PetersenBusiness and Securities Law, April 2004From time to time, a client asks for assistance in seeking financing sources for growth, a business buyout, or other business needs.
Checklist for financing sourcesBy Gene A. PetersenBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, February 2004From time to time you may have a client who asks for your assistance in seeking financing sources for growth, a business buyout, or other business needs.
Child victims after Crawford v. WashingtonBy Catherine M. Ryan & Nancy HablutzelChild Law, October 2004This issue of the newsletter presents three Illinois decisions that impact child victims as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Crawford v. Washington.