Fringe lending: The need to reel in corporate loan sharksBy Mark L. EvansJune 2006In order to protect consumers from the dangers caused by fringe market lending, federal preemption should be eliminated, and states should be free to establish effective interest rate caps and transparency requirements.
From the ChairBy Kathryn E. EisenhartHuman and Civil Rights, December 2006If President Bush thought he had a mandate from the people when he was elected, or was it reelected(?) two years ago, certainly the mandate is gone.
From the ChairBy Nerino J. PetroLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2006As we see more and more consolidation in the software industry, we again need to ask ourselves is there a place for simple programs that may only do one thing?
From the ChairBy Kathryn E. EisenhartHuman and Civil Rights, November 2006“May you live in interesting times” is a paraphrase of an old Chinese curse. For those of us interested in human rights, this is a very interesting time indeed.
From the ChairBy Ryan HendersonYoung Lawyers Division, October 2006Over the years the YLD Children’s Assistance Fund has provided thousands of dollars to Children’s Waiting Rooms at courthouses throughout the state.
From the ChairBy Claire A. ManningWomen and the Law, October 2006It is with honor and pleasure that I assume the position as Chair of the standing committee on Women & the Law.
From the ChairBy Nerino J. PetroLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2006A message from Committee Chair Nerino Petro.
From the ChairBy Nancy G. EasumGovernment Lawyers, September 2006As the incoming Committee Chair, I want to tell you about the activities the Committee has planned for this year; outline our goals; and thank those that helped make last year so successful.
From the ChairBy Kathryn E. EisenhartHuman and Civil Rights, September 2006I have been given the difficult task of following the leadership provided by Sheila Murphy this past year.
From the ChairBy Ryan HendersonYoung Lawyers Division, August 2006When I sat down to write this article about this year’s upcoming YLD events, I thought about a question I have received over the years—What does the YLD do?
From the ChairBy Lara L. QuiveyFederal Civil Practice, June 2006Having been a member of the Federal Civil Practice Section Council since its inception, I have had the opportunity to watch it grow from a special committee—with the goal of implementing reciprocal admission rules for the Northern, Central, and Southern districts—to a full-fledged section council.
From the ChairBy Dennis J. BeninatoYoung Lawyers Division, June 2006The Young Lawyers Division Council of the ISBA began the 2005-2006 year with many new faces and sizeable goals.
From the ChairBy Sheila M. MurphyHuman and Civil Rights, June 2006Thank you for the privilege of serving as Chair this year.
From the ChairBy George G. LeynaudInsurance Law, May 2006We are pleased on behalf of the Insurance Law Section Council to release the fourth publication of The Policy with yet one additional issue to be published in the near future.
From the ChairBy Sheila M. MurphyHuman and Civil Rights, April 2006I attended the Irish Film Festival at the Beverly Arts Center and saw a classic film that was banned in Ireland in 1958.
From the ChairBy Dennis J. BeninatoYoung Lawyers Division, April 2006Several years ago, a few members of the ISBA’s YLD made a decision.
From the ChairBy David ClarkLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2006With all apologies to Aldous Huxley, the brave new world is in the courtroom. More than ever before, technology is being accepted more in the everyday operations of the courtroom.
From the Chair…Business Advice and Financial Planning, January 2006For the second time, I am honored and pleased to assume the role of Chairperson of the Business Advice and Financial Planning Section Council.
From the editorBy James K. Weston, Sr.Mineral Law, December 2006It hardly seems possible, but as we approach the ISBA Mid-Year Meeting, we are half way through the present bar year.
From the editorBy James K. Weston, Sr.Mineral Law, October 2006The section council has once again transitioned to a new bar year. Craig Hedin of Mt. Vernon is our Chair, succeeding Mark Stanley.
From the editorBy Peter R. OlsonElder Law, June 2006We close out this bar year with a note of thanks to our Chairperson Susan Dawson-Tibbits.
From the editorBy James K. Weston, Sr.Mineral Law, May 2006As we approach the end of this bar year 2005-2006, a very important decision has been handed down by the Fifth District Appellate Court. Some may label it a “landmark” case.
From the editorBy James K. Weston, Sr.Mineral Law, March 2006The Mineral Section participated in the Real Estate Section Council’s CLE program in Bloomington last October.
From the editorBy Peter R. OlsonElder Law, February 2006There’s certainly not a lack of activity in the elder law arena as we go to press.
From the Editor’s ChairBy Katarinna McBrideTrusts and Estates, December 2006In response to the dwindling number of estate tax returns being filed the IRS is reducing its audit staff, according to Kyle Martin, an estate tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service.