Articles From 2004

Chairman’s corner By James S. Zmuda Federal Taxation, February 2004 I have had the privilege of membership in the Federal Taxation Section Council for a number of years.
Chairman’s corner: Sale of practice, cable TV production, seminars and publications By Timothy E. Duggan General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2004 The Supreme Court Rules Committee met in Chicago to consider the ISBA's proposal for sale/ transfer of practice. On September 10, 2004 President Ole Pace presented the ISBA position.
Chairperson’s corner By Timothy E. Duggan General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2004 Welcome 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 corner By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, June 2004 Welcome to the 12th and final edition of the General Practice Newsletter for the 2003-2004 bar year.
Chairperson’s corner By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2004 Welcome to the eleventh issue of the General Practice newsletter for the 2003-2004 bar year.
Chairperson’s corner By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2004 Welcome 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 corner By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2004 As 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 corner By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2004 At 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 column By Karen M. Pinkert-Lieb Family 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 column By John T. Doyle Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2004 Welcome 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 column By Jessica T. Depinto International and Immigration Law, June 2004 As 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 column By Lloyd A. Karmeier Bench and Bar, May 2004 On 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 column By Laura Urbik-Kern Family Law, March 2004 In 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 column By Jessica T. DePinto International and Immigration Law, January 2004 As 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 column By Adrienne W. Albrecht Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2004 As 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 Council By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, September 2004 The 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 law By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, August 2004 International 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 corner Administrative Law, December 2004 It 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 note By Jack A. Strellis Federal Civil Practice, November 2004 The 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 note By Lloyd A. Karmeier Bench and Bar, June 2004 This 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-discovery By Regina W. Calabro Federal Civil Practice, November 2004 The evolving arena of electronic discovery presents significant challenges and a wide-array of potential abuses.
Challenging the concept of personal goodwill in divorce valuations By James M. Godbout Family Law, June 2004 Previous case law in Illinois indicated that personal goodwill is not considered to be a marital asset for distribution between the parities.
Changes to Illinois’ tax laws By Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, August 2004 1. 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 sources By Gene A. Petersen Business and Securities Law, April 2004 From time to time, a client asks for assistance in seeking financing sources for growth, a business buyout, or other business needs.
Checklist for financing sources By Gene A. Petersen Business Advice and Financial Planning, February 2004 From 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.
Chief Illiniwek: Our right-Our responsibility By John Gaudau Human Rights, October 2004 Tyranny is the arbitrary or oppressive use of power or authority. We know this without having to refer to Webster.
Chief Illiniwek: The honored symbol of the University of Illinois By Nick Klitzing Human Rights, October 2004 Chief Illiniwek is a dignified and respectful symbol of the University of Illinois. The Chief Illiniwek tradition was conceived in 1926 to honor the native peoples who first inhabited the land now known as Illinois.
Child victims after Crawford v. Washington By Catherine M. Ryan & Nancy Hablutzel Child Law, October 2004 This 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.
Circuit court requires the Department of Revenue to have evidence to support its administrative decision: A review of Hollinger International, Inc. v. Bower, 02 L 051514 (Cir. Ct. Cook, 1/6/04) By Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, March 2004 In a rare reversal of an administrative decision of the Illinois Department of Revenue ("Department") under the "manifest weight of the evidence" standard, the Cook County Circuit Court held that the Department's findings "still must be supported by the evidence," to be prima facie correct.
Cites from September 2003 issue Insurance Law, January 2004 Adams ex rel. Adams v. American International Group, Inc., 339 Ill.App.3d 669, 791 N.E.2d 26, 274 Ill. Dec. 230 (1st dist. 5th div. 2003).

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