E-discovery: Suggestions for outside vendor selectionBy Mark B. MoranLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2005Electronic discovery, the search of an opposing party or non-party witnesses’ computers, electronic databases and/or other storage devices, is becoming commonplace in the legal arena.
E-filing in the 18th Circuit, DuPage CountyBy Hon. Robert J. KilanderBench and Bar, November 2005Those of us trying to balance court services with dwindling revenue sources are constantly looking for new, more efficient ways to do the work of the court.
An early autumn miscellanyBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, October 2005As fall begins, we look forward to reports from the Internal Revenue Service about changes in the standard mileage rate, the annual gift tax exclusion, the special use valuation rate (which, incidentally, plays a role in farmland assessed valuations), and other minutiae. In this issue we have some early answers and projections.
The economics of a business law practiceBy Carl R. DraperBusiness Advice and Financial Planning, April 2005Lawyers, generally and especially attorneys who focus on "business law," are quick to advise clients on the need to plan.
Editor resigns: Newsletter goes onBy Karl MenningerElder Law, June 2005I have decided to step down as editor of this newsletter. I've been doing this for over 10 years, and while I know that's hardly a record tenure for newsletter editors, it seems long enough for me.
Editor’s columnBy Ross S. LeveyFamily Law, October 2005Section 506 Representation of child and Section 608 Judicial Supervision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act have been amended by Public Act 094-0640 effective January 1, 2006.
Editor’s columnBy Ross S. LeveyFamily Law, September 2005Between attending court appearances, drafting pleadings, reviewing discovery, meeting with clients, conducting research and sometimes wanting to pull our hair out, there is little time to keep track of the legislation process down in Springfield and its effect on us as family law practitioners.
Editor’s columnFamily Law, January 2005This issue contains a letter to the Chair in response to her column concerning same-sex marriage, a summary of the new Gestational Surrogacy Act, and a summary of recent case law, including the latest case on grandparent visitation.
Editor’s column: Computers-Is it time to upgrade?By John T. PhippsGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2005Lately I have been amazed to learn in personal computer magazines, newspaper ads and trips to various computer stores at how excellent computers, flat-panel monitors, printers and accessories can be obtained at incredibly low prices.
Editor’s column: The power of new ideasGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2005Illinois is now a mandatory Continuing Legal Education state. Illinois lawyers will soon have to complete at least 30 hours of education every two years.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, December 2005With continued contributions from the International and Immigration Law Section Council membership, we are able to present this fourth issue of The Globe this year.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, November 2005Welcome to the third issue of The Globe for the year.
Editor’s commentsBy Jay S. GoldenbergTrusts and Estates, October 2005Public Act 094 0057 amends the Small Estates Affidavit provisions (755 ILCS 5/25 1) by making clear that the new $100,000 ceiling applies to estates regardless of the date of death of the decedent.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, September 2005In this issue of The Globe Scott D. Pollock, Vice-Chair of the International and Immigration Law Section Council introduces a new column, "Immigration Consultation Corner."
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, July 2005Welcome to the first issue of The Globe for the 2005-2006 year. We are working with Juliet Boyd, the new chair of the International and Immigration Section Council.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, June 2005As Editor, I wish to thank all of the contributors to The Globe. We are pleased to produce this eighth issue for the current year.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, May 2005This issue leads off with Section Council Chair Professor Mark E. Wojcik's comments on international law in the U.S. Supreme Court entitled, "International Law and the U.S. Supreme Court: Tales of Foreign Cruise Ships, Consular Notification, and the Juvenile Death Penalty."
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, March 2005I appreciate the members of the Section Council and others who continue to contribute a significant number of articles covering a wide range of practice areas and topics.
Editor’s commentsBy Lewis F. MatuszewichInternational and Immigration Law, January 2005Welcome to the fifth issue of The Globe for the current 2004-2005 publishing year.
Editor’s noteBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, December 2005In the first article of this edition, Albert E. Durkin of the newly formed firm of Miroballi, Durkin & Rudin, explains the benefits of being alert to ever-advancing technology and how it can be used to an advantage in the courtroom.
Editor’s noteBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, November 2005The first article in this edition is written by Karen Enright and Ruth Degnan of Winters, Enright, Salzetta & O’Brien. In Clifford v. Wharton Business Group, L.L.C., the First District Appellate Court elaborated on the distraction exception to the open and obvious doctrine.
Editor’s noteReal Estate Law, November 2005As of about a month ago, the Governor had signed 677 new laws! Tracking the numerous bills, submitting them to the appropriate ISBA section councils and committees for positions, presenting the organized bar’s positions on these bills, and then providing the members with the status of new laws, consitute a major task of the ISBA.
Editor’s noteBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, October 2005With apologies for the tardiness of this issue (which, if timely submitted, would have featured a late summer miscellany rather than an early autumn miscellany), this issue presents a wide range of topics, with the hope that readers will find several of interest.
Editor’s noteBy Thomas D. CavenaghAlternative Dispute Resolution, October 2005Each year, In the Alternative selects students with an interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution to serve as student editors.
Editor’s noteBy John L. NisivacoTort Law, June 2005The first article in this edition is written by William Allison of Allison & Mosby-Scott. Mr. Allison highlights a new wrinkle in the oft-controversial Frye analysis.