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10th Annual Holiday Party to be held in December Young Lawyers Division, October 2007 The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) will host its 10th Annual Holiday Party at Joe’s Sports Bar, 940 W. Weed Street, Chicago, on Friday, November 30, from 6 to 10 p.m.
2006 Agricultual Law Update By Margaret L. van Dijk Agricultural Law, February 2007 Amends the Open Meetings Act.
2007 Fellowship By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, April 2007 The National Administrative Law Judge Foundation, the public interest arm of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, http://www.naalj.org/, is requesting applications for the 2007 Fellowship.
2007 General Assembly Agricultural Legislative Update By Paul A. Meints Agricultural Law, May 2007 Editor’s Note – the following is as of the end of March, 2007, and gives us a good idea of where things stand as this sessions moves forward.
2007 legislative summary By James W. Chipman Government Lawyers, December 2007 The 2007 spring legislative session convened on January 10. After the new members were installed, the 95th General Assembly wasted no time in introducing an assortment of new legislation.
2007 Lincoln Award Writing Contest winners selected By Stephen Anderson Young Lawyers Division, February 2007 An article by Roman J. Seckel of Drendel & Drendel, Batavia, has been judged the first place winner in the 2007 ISBA Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest.
2007 Tradition of Excellence Award winner By Hon. Adrienne W. Albrecht General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2007 The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section Council has awarded its 2007 Tradition of Excellence Award to Adrienne W. Albrecht of Kankakee, lllinois.
The 7 percent tax cap & other relief measures of Public Act 644 By John K. Norris State and Local Taxation, November 2007 Any discussion of tax relief and homeowner exemptions cannot be adequately held without first providing some background information on how Illinois arrived at the current state of the law.
7th Circuit finds that “Stay-put” does not encompass Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services provided outside of the Student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) By Judge Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, October 2007 Determining that the IDEA’s stay-put (a student’s current placement) provision does not apply to services provided outside of an IEP, the 7th Circuit reversed a District Court’s injunction and remanded the case for further proceedings, noted Amy E. Slater, Esq. who covers special education legal issues for LRP Publications.
95th General Assembly: Governor Actions By William Seitz State and Local Taxation, October 2007 New laws signed by the Governor.
Abuse of legal process By Violeta I. Balan International and Immigration Law, April 2007 The John Marshall Law School Chapter of the American Association of Russian-Speaking Attorneys will host a symposium on Abuse of Legal Process for Political Means in Russia on April 4th, 2007 at 5:30 at The John Marshall Law School.
Abuse of legal process in the Khodorkovsky case By Julia Bikbova International and Immigration Law, May 2007 On April 4th, 2007, The John Marshall Law School (“JMLS”) hosted a Symposium on Abuse of Legal Process for Political and Economic Gain in Russia.
Accommodating the religious needs of employees By Mel Muskovitz Business Advice and Financial Planning, June 2007 Over the past several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received an increase in the number of charges alleging religious discrimination.
Acupuncture: What, When, Why and How? By Dr. Shanna Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2007 For thousands of years, Eastern Medicine has used acupuncture to treat everything, including emotional disorders, pain, analgesia and wrinkle reduction.
Addendum to the article by Michael Coleman and Celine Van Zeebroeck published in the fourth issue of The Globe, “Oil and gas investments in Algeria—A legal and tax primer from an Algerian perspective” By Michael L. Coleman & Celine van Zeebroeck International and Immigration Law, March 2007 Algeria’s ordinary corporate income tax (impôt sur les bénéfices de sociétés, IBS) rate has been lowered from 30 percent to 25 percent.
Administrative Order limiting number and length of published opinions in Appellate Court is repealed By J. Timothy Eaton Bench and Bar, February 2007 On December 18, 2006, our Supreme Court issued a very succinct Order repealing its prior Administrative Order 10343, which was entered on June 27, 1994.
Administrative rules for special education: Process and outcomes By Darren Reisberg Education Law, October 2007 The comprehensive amendments to the State Board of Education’s rules for special education took effect on June 28, 2007.
Admissibility of medical records at trial under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 236 By Brett J. Swanson Civil Practice and Procedure, June 2007 It has long been the law that medical experts may base their opinions upon medical records not admitted in evidence at trial.
Admissions By John M. Stalmack Civil Practice and Procedure, August 2007 The editors of Trial Briefs are grateful to John Stalmack for submitting this thorough discussion of admissions.
Admissions By John M. Stalmack Civil Practice and Procedure, July 2007 The editors of Trial Briefs are grateful to John Stalmack for submitting this thorough discussion of admissions.
Admonitions in the criminal court: Waiver of Counsel, Jury Demand, and Noncitizen Guilty Pleas By Patrick M. Kinnally Traffic Laws and Courts, January 2007 Whether one agrees with the requirement of advising noncitizens about the immigration consequences relating to a plea of guilty is not the issue, but the law.
Admonitions in the criminal trial court: Waiver of Counsel, Jury Demand, and Noncitizen Guilty Pleas By Patrick M. Kinnally General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2007 In January 2004 the Illinois General Assembly passed a law (725 ILCS 5/113-8) which says:
Admonitions in the criminal trial court: Waiver of Counsel, Jury Demand, and Noncitizen Guilty Pleas By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, March 2007 In January 2004 the Illinois General Assembly passed a law (725 ILCS 5/113-8) which says:
Advancing conflict resolution in the business sector By Steve Mroczkowski Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2007 The following is a summary of the key points of an article taken from the Winter 2005 issue of ACRESOLUTION.
Adventures in dying: The journey of a Law Clerk By Cynthia K. Hagemeyer Trusts and Estates, June 2007 I first became fascinated, or rather disgusted, with estate litigation when my grandmother’s estate became the subject of a heated will contest.
Aging gracefully? By Dr. Shanna Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, June 2007 In today’s world we are constantly bombarded by images of youth and perfection. Beautiful men and beautiful women in their beautiful, youthful skin.
Agricultural Assistance Act of 2007 By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, October 2007 This article is from the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Web site. 
Agriculture in Congress By Lewis F. Matuszewich Agricultural Law, May 2007 With the restructuring of Congress, some of us may have lost track of the committee assignments and those legislators who are representing us in the areas that touch upon agriculture.
Alcohol monitoring ankle bracelets in DUI cases (SCRAM) By Donald J. Ramsell Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2007 Beginning in December of 2006, Du Page County became the first court in Illinois to allow the use of Alcohol Monitoring Ankle Bracelets in court cases involving DUO Attests.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Andrew Roszak Health Care Law, December 2007 In a diversity suit, the federal court was asked to consider whether a physician’s coverage under a “claims made” malpractice insurance policy was negated because he had not disclosed a potential claim at the time of the application for the insurance.

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