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Editor’s column By Ross S. Levey Family Law, April 2006 The Illinois Supreme Court adopted new rules, effective July 1, 2006, concerning child custody proceedings.
Editor’s column: Balance is important By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2006 This issue of the General Practice Solo and Small Firm newsletter contains three articles on the quality of life of lawyers and examines ways of dealing with stress and difficult clients.
Editor’s Column: Computer update—To buy or not to buy? That is the question By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2006 The conventional wisdom found in most technology magazines and in certain technology circles is to hold off buying new computers until after the first of the year.
Editor’s column: Court-ordered Rock, Paper, Scissors? By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2006 Zealous advocacy reached a notorious low in a recent New York Times story that ran on June 8, 2006, which was then picked up by the Associated Press and widely circulated.
Editor’s column: Identity theft—How well do we protect private personal information? By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2006 Law offices and courts should take a closer look at how private personal information is handled.
Editor’s Column: ISBA electronic newsletter subscriptions provide newsletters sooner By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 The reasons to subscribe to this newsletter electronically.
Editor’s Column: ISBA’s aggressive response to mandatory CLE by providing varied and frequent courses By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 The Second Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference “Shine up you Shingle” held in St. Charles, Illinois in September was a huge success.
Editor’s column: Practice opportunity—Small claims limit raised to $10,000 By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2006 The recent change in the small claims definitions which raised the small claims case maximum amount to $10,000 opens a myriad of new opportunities to the General Practice Solo & Small Firm lawyer.
Editor’s column: Who will speak for the judges? By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, June 2006 Attacks on the judiciary have been going on for a number of years.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, November 2006 In this issue of The Globe, Shannon Jackson has provided her “Message from the Chair” and Section Council member Scott D. Pollock has provided his fourth “Immigration Consultation Corner,” this one dealing with the B-2 overstay dilemma.
Editor’s comments By Philip E. Koenig Trusts and Estates, November 2006 This issue of the newsletter shows the broad range of topics that can confront the trusts and estates practitioner.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, September 2006 It is a pleasure to be an editor of a newsletter when you have a Section Council and many other interested individuals who are willing to provide material on a regular basis.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, August 2006 As the summer moves into August, we are already publishing the second issue of The Globe for the current Illinois State Bar Association year.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, July 2006 Welcome to the new ISBA year with the first issue of The Globe. It is impossible to adequately express my gratitude to all the contributors who made it possible to produce seven issues again in the July 2005 through June 2006 ISBA year.
Editor’s comments By Philip E. Koenig Trusts and Estates, May 2006 In this issue of the Trust and Estate Law newsletter, we have several small articles covering a wide variety of topics.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, May 2006 Welcome to the seventh issue of The Globe for the current ISBA year.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, March 2006 Welcome to the sixth issue of The Globe of the International and Immigration Law Section Counsel. Scott Pollock, Vice Chair of the International and Immigration Law Section Counsel, has provided his third “Immigration Consultation Corner.”
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, January 2006 While international and immigration law practices are often viewed as narrow and not affecting the vast majority of Illinois practicing attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association’s own List Serve provides evidence to the contrary.
Editor’s note By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, December 2006 Although the ISBA marks time from the third week in June to the third week in June, I am a traditionalist and mark time from January to December.
Editor’s note By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, December 2006 Even in the hinterlands of Northwest Illinois, more and more real estate transactions include surveys.
Editor’s note By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, November 2006 Except for the veto sessions, the 94th General Assembly is history.
Editor’s note By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, October 2006 The May 2006 issue of this newsletter featured the first of a series of articles that Bob Duffin and Myles Jacobs have promised, in which they describe an actual scenario that posed a legal dilemma, the solution chosen, and alternative approaches.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, September 2006 The first article of this edition, written by Mark Karno, discusses the Seventh Circuit’s Jury Trial Project. Mr. Karno provides an explanation of the project and his personal experience in a trial conducted pursuant to the project’s guidelines.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, August 2006 In the first article of this edition, written by Kevin Veugeler, the author addresses the use of a request to admit to establish the necessity and reasonableness of a medical bill in light of the 5th District’s opinion in Szczeblewski v. Gosset.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Real Estate Law, August 2006 The area of real estate law is diverse. It encompasses both transactional and litigation issues.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, July 2006 In the first article of this edition, Judge Laninya A. Cason, Associate Circuit Judge, 20th Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, addresses the merits of Senate Bill 475, which among other things, caps non-economic damages in medical malpractice litigation.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, June 2006 In the first article is authored by Jerrold R. Beger, of Jerrold R. Beger & Associates, Ltd., in Rockford, Illinois. Mr. Beger discusses the Illinois Supreme Court’s decisions in Nichol v. Stass and Wallace v. Smith dealing with the application of the parent child immunity doctrine.
Editor’s note By Brendan Max Criminal Justice, June 2006 In addition to our usual summaries or recent criminal opinions of interest, this edition of the ISBA Criminal Justice Section Newsletter includes the second half of a Summary of Traffic-Related Decisions by the Honorable Daniel Locallo.
Editor’s note By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, June 2006 John Adams’ tenure as Chairperson has come to an end. He has had a great year and has set the bar high for the incoming Chairperson, Deborah Benzing, and all others who follow.
Editor’s note By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, May 2006 This issue inaugurates a new feature. Myles Jacobs and Bob Duffin, longtime members of the Real Estate Law Section Council and dedicated real estate practitioners, are sharing actual experiences from their practices.

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