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11th Annual Networking Breakfast at the Annual Meeting at Lake Geneva Women and the Law, June 2006 Southern Illinois University School of Law is once again sponsoring the Networking Breakfast hosted by the Women and the Law Committee during the Annual Meeting at the Abbey in Lake Geneva. The buffet breakfast will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2006.
2005 criminal law decisions of the Supreme Court of Illinois By Evelyn G. Baniewicz Criminal Justice, March 2006 Below is a comprehensive summary of criminal decision from the Illinois Supreme Court in 2005, along with a key to abbreviations and notations.
2005 Illinois Human Rights Commission decisions By Alisa B. Arnoff Labor and Employment Law, March 2006 Recent cases of interest to labor & employment law practitioners.  
2006 ABA Annual Meeting By Dion Davi Young Lawyers Division, December 2006 The 2006 ABA Annual Meeting took place this year in Honolulu, Hawaii.
2006 Family law legislative update By Adrienne W. Albrecht Family Law, August 2006 After absorbing monumental changes to the Adoption Act in 2005, the full ramifications of which are still being realized, a total revision of the law affecting guardians ad litem and child representatives, and other assorted revisions, 2006 has lived down to its low expectations, being a “rules” year.
2006 Gertz Award winner By Richard L. Hutchison Human Rights, November 2006 The Elmer Gertz award this year goes to Professor Michael P. Seng of the John Marshall Law School.
2006 Illinois Income and Sales Tax legislative update and veto session tax projections By David J. Kupiec & J. Thomas Johnson State and Local Taxation, November 2006 Provided below is a brief summary of certain Illinois income and sales tax legislation enacted during the 2006 legislative session:
2006 Legislation Update: Juvenile Law (Abuse & Delinquency) By Steve Baker Child Law, September 2006 Summary: Amends the Probation and Probation Officers Act relating to the Redeploy Illinois Program. Provides that for any county or group of counties with a decrease of juvenile commitments of at least 25 percent, based on the average reductions of the prior three years, which are chosen to participate or continue as pilot sites, the Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board has the authority to reduce the required percentage of future commitments to achieve the purpose of the Program.
2006 Legislative agenda item: Amendment to Applicable Sections of the Internal Revenue Code—Changing the deductibility of attorney fees Federal Taxation, September 2006 DISCLAIMER: The following Comments are the individual views of the members of the Federal Taxation Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and do not represent the position of the Illinois State Bar Association.
2006 legislative agenda item: Amendment to applicable Sections of the Internal Revenue Code—Changing the half-year age conventions to full-year age conventions for retirement plan distribution purposes Federal Taxation, September 2006 DISCLAIMER: The following Comments are the individual views of the members of the Federal Taxation Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and do not request the position of the Illinois State Bar Association.
2006 legislative report By Marylou Lowder Kent Real Estate Law, November 2006 Several new acts relating to the practice of real estate law, passed by the Legislature during the 2006 session of the 94th General Assembly, have now been signed by the Governor and have become law.
2006 year-end reminder of required or suggested employee benefits action By Bernard G. Peter Corporate Law Departments, November 2006 The following is a list of employee benefits plan items on which employers need to or should consider taking action prior to the end of 2006.
The 26th Annual State & Local Taxation Conference By Alexander P. White State and Local Taxation, October 2006 The 26th Annual State and Local Taxation Conference of the National Conference of State Tax Judges took place in Indianapolis, IN on Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, September 30, 2006.
The 2nd Annual YLD Golf Outing By Kelley A. Gandurski Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 It’s that time again! The 2nd Annual YLD Golf Outing will take place on Friday, July 14, 2006 at the Indian Lakes Golf Course in Bloomingdale, Illinois.
The 2nd Annual YLD Golf Outing By Kelley A. Gandurski & Gina M. Arquilla Young Lawyers Division, April 2006 It’s that time again! The 2nd Annual YLD Golf Outing will take place on Friday, July 14, 2006 at the Indian Lakes Golf Course in Bloomingdale, Illinois.
5th District rejects class contract claim against Federal Express Corporation By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, November 2006 In Moody v. Federal Express Corporation, No. 5-05-0519 (decided 10/19/06), the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fifth District affirmed the trial court’s judgment on the pleadings for defendant Federal Express (“FedEx”) on a one-count breach of contract class action claim.
The ABA Midyear Meeting By Kelley A. Gandurski Young Lawyers Division, April 2006 This year, the ISBA/YLD Council voted to send four delegates to the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings of the Young Lawyers Division Assembly.
ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2006 Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition Administrative Law, January 2006 TOPIC: Discuss a problem or issue arising at the intersection of constitutional and administrative law.
Accord and satisfaction: Investigation can make it more than a paper game By Patrick M. Kinnally General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2006 An accord and satisfaction by the use of an instrument, such as a check and a memorandum, should be governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.
Adding necessary parties to administrative review actions—A practical approach By Carl R. Draper Administrative Law, March 2006 A case that should have been under the watchful eye of all administrative law attorneys has now been resolved by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Adjudication of the rights of pro se litigants By Judge Alexander P. White Bench and Bar, July 2006 Three recent articles and a recent case have raised the issue of the role judges should undertake in the adjudication of the rights of pro se or self represented litigants.
Administration of program for MCLE being put in place By Hon. Michael J. Chmiel Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2006 On September 29, 2005, the Supreme Court of Illinois (the “Supreme Court”) ordered Minimum Continuing Legal Education (“MCLE”) under Supreme Court Rules 790 through 798.
Administrative review: Unintended consequences of ARL amendments snares the unwary. Strict compliance with statutes are required to obtain administrative review By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2006 Every case is first of all a story, and all stories have a beginning and an ending. Some endings leave you wanting more.
ADR happenings By Megan Boan Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2006 ADR updates from around the country.
ADR happenings By Megan Boan Alternative Dispute Resolution, September 2006 After winning approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange is moving to exclude a wider range of neutrals from acting on behalf of the public arbitrators in securities disputes.
ADR happenings By Megan Kawa & Samia Zayed Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2006 In December, Congressman Charlie Norwood (R-GA) introduced the bill H.R. 4503, supported by Lincoln Davis (D-TN) and Sam Graves (R-MO).
Advising a client that a plea for supervision is not a conviction? Think again!!! By Thomas A. Bruno Human Rights, September 2006 When Lou Grant interviewed Mary Richards for a job at WJM-TV, he asked her about her religion. Said Mary: “You’re not allowed to ask that when someone’s applying for a job.
Agricultural liens: A comparison of Chinese secured transactions law and UCC Article 9 By Liu Xin International and Immigration Law, September 2006 The American Regulations of secured transactions as they relate to agriculture, set forth under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code [hereinafter UCC-9], have been deemed the most revolutionary and important article in the entire UCC. One of the most prominent characteristics of UCC-9 is that it unifies many sorts of similar transactions, which otherwise belong to different legal regimes, including agriculture.
Ahmad v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, — Ill. App. 3d ___. 847 N.E.2d 810 (1st Dist. 2006) By J.A. Sebastian Labor and Employment Law, July 2006 The Board of Education of the City of Chicago (“Board”) terminated Rita Ahmad (“Ahmad”), a tenured public school teacher, who then filed a complaint for administrative review pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Review Law, 735 ILCS 5/3-101 through 5-3-113, as provided in the Illinois School Code at 105 ILCS 5/24-16.
Algeria—Retention of intermediaries for sales to the public sector By Michael L. Coleman & Celine van Zeebroeck International and Immigration Law, August 2006 This article discusses the removal of what is thought to be the last statutory hurdle pertaining to the retention of intermediaries for sales to the Algerian public sector following the adoption of Law 06-01 of February 20, 2006 regarding the prevention and fight against corruption (the “Anti-corruption Law”).

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