Articles From 2006

Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Seymour Simon, 1915-2006 By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, October 2006 Justice Seymour Simon recently passed away at age 91, after an extraordinary career in law and politics that spanned nearly seven decades.
Free magazines and the Tooth Fairy By Cathay Smith June 2006 This article discusses “free magazine subscriptions” that result in negative option plans.
Fringe lending: The need to reel in corporate loan sharks By Mark L. Evans June 2006 In 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 Chair By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human and Civil Rights, December 2006 If 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 Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2006 As 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 Chair By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human 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 Chair By Ryan Henderson Young Lawyers Division, October 2006 Over 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 Chair By Claire A. Manning Women and the Law, October 2006 It is with honor and pleasure that I assume the position as Chair of the standing committee on Women & the Law.
From the Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2006 A message from Committee Chair Nerino Petro.  
From the Chair By Nancy G. Easum Government Lawyers, September 2006 As 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 Chair By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human and Civil Rights, September 2006 I have been given the difficult task of following the leadership provided by Sheila Murphy this past year.
From the Chair By Ryan Henderson Young Lawyers Division, August 2006 When 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 Chair By Lara L. Quivey Federal Civil Practice, June 2006 Having 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 Chair By Dennis J. Beninato Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 The Young Lawyers Division Council of the ISBA began the 2005-2006 year with many new faces and sizeable goals.
From the Chair By Sheila M. Murphy Human and Civil Rights, June 2006 Thank you for the privilege of serving as Chair this year.
From the Chair By George G. Leynaud Insurance Law, May 2006 We 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 Chair By Sheila M. Murphy Human and Civil Rights, April 2006 I attended the Irish Film Festival at the Beverly Arts Center and saw a classic film that was banned in Ireland in 1958.
From the Chair By Dennis J. Beninato Young Lawyers Division, April 2006 Several years ago, a few members of the ISBA’s YLD made a decision.
From the Chair By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2006 With 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 2006 For 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 editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, December 2006 It hardly seems possible, but as we approach the ISBA Mid-Year Meeting, we are half way through the present bar year.
From the editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, October 2006 The section council has once again transitioned to a new bar year. Craig Hedin of Mt. Vernon is our Chair, succeeding Mark Stanley.
From the editor By Peter R. Olson Elder Law, June 2006 We close out this bar year with a note of thanks to our Chairperson Susan Dawson-Tibbits.
From the editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, May 2006 As 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 editor By James K. Weston, Sr. Mineral Law, March 2006 The Mineral Section participated in the Real Estate Section Council’s CLE program in Bloomington last October.
From the editor By Peter R. Olson Elder Law, February 2006 There’s certainly not a lack of activity in the elder law arena as we go to press.
From the Editor’s Chair By Katarinna McBride Trusts and Estates, December 2006 In 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.
From the Liaison Report to the Real Estate Section Council Mineral Law, December 2006 The Council last met in Mt. Vernon on September 22, 2006. There was discussion of topics for the Newsletter.
The future of automatic enrollment: An analysis of recent legislative activity By William E. Hansen Employee Benefits, March 2006 President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated, “A secure retirement rests on a three-legged stool: Social Security, Private Pensions, and Private Savings.
FY 2007 elementary and secondary education budget Education Law, June 2006 The Governor recently signed into law SB 1520, the omnibus budget bill for State Fiscal Year 2007.

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