Articles From 2005

E-discovery: Suggestions for outside vendor selection By Mark B. Moran Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2005 Electronic 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 County By Hon. Robert J. Kilander Bench and Bar, November 2005 Those 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 miscellany By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, October 2005 As 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 practice By Carl R. Draper Business Advice and Financial Planning, April 2005 Lawyers, generally and especially attorneys who focus on "business law," are quick to advise clients on the need to plan.
Editor resigns: Newsletter goes on By Karl Menninger Elder Law, June 2005 I 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 Box: IRS issues audit guide to split-dollar life insurance By Katarinna McBride Trusts and Estates, August 2005 The IRS recently made split-dollar audits a bit more transparent. Under a split-dollar arrangement, an employer and employee join in buying an insurance contract on the life of the employee.
Editor’s column By Ross S. Levey Family Law, October 2005 Section 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 column By Ross S. Levey Family Law, September 2005 Between 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 column Family Law, January 2005 This 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. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2005 Lately 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: GP Solo & Small Firm Section Council responds to the continuing evolution of the law By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2005 The legal stage is changing yet again. It is no wonder they call what we lawyers do "the practice of law" because lawyers are faced with the constant challenge to adapt to ever-changing laws.
Editor’s column: Indirect consequences of pleas indicates growing concern for lawyers and clients By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2005 Jack Carey's article, "When is "not a conviction under this Act" a conviction?," highlights an area of growing concern for general practice lawyers as more and more indirect consequences for pleas for Court supervision or first offender probation are being created.
Editor’s column: ISBA responds to bottom line issues with “Don’t Just Survive-Thrive” conference By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2005 The practice of law is constantly changing and some of those changes are resulting in more and more demands on lawyers.
Editor’s column: The power of new ideas General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2005 Illinois 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 Column: unbundling services–A way lawyers can meet unmet legal needs and a create a source of fees! By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2005 How often do we turn down cases because the time they would take and the fees would exceed the amount of the claim?
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, December 2005 With 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 comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, November 2005 Welcome to the third issue of The Globe for the year.
Editor’s comments By Jay S. Goldenberg Trusts and Estates, October 2005 Public 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 comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, September 2005 In 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 comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, July 2005 Welcome 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 comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, June 2005 As 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 comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, May 2005 This 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 comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, March 2005 I 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 comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, January 2005 Welcome to the fifth issue of The Globe for the current 2004-2005 publishing year.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, December 2005 In 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 note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, November 2005 The 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 note Real Estate Law, November 2005 As 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 note By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, October 2005 With 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 note By Thomas D. Cavenagh Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2005 Each year, In the Alternative selects students with an interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution to serve as student editors.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, June 2005 The 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.

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