Articles From 2007

Chairs’ Column By Claire A. Manning & Alice M. Noble-Allgire Women and the Law, June 2007 As chairs of the Standing Committees on Women and the Law and Minority and Women Participation, we are pleased to share with you the diversity outreach and educational efforts that our committees have undertaken during the past year.
Chair’s column Diversity Leadership Council, June 2007 As chairs of the Standing Committees on Women and the Law and Minority and Women Participation, we are pleased to share with you the diversity outreach and educational efforts that our committees have undertaken during the past year. 
Chair’s column By Scott C. Colky Family Law, April 2007 Recently, there appeared on the internet a Petition to Abolish Section 506, Representation of Children.
Chair’s column By Stephen B. Cohen Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2007 This has been an exciting and successful year for our Section Council. Our first seminar concentrated on different forms and methods of Civil Case Mediation, Mediation Ethics and views from the Bench and Bar relating to the Supreme Court enabling legislature for the Cook County Local ADR Rules and the Uniform Mediation Act.
Chair’s Column: 2007 legislative update By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, March 2007 The 2007 spring legislative session convened on January 10. After the installation of new members, the 95th General Assembly wasted no time in introducing an assortment of new legislation.
Chair’s Column: 2007 Spring Seminar update By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, January 2007 A message from Section Chair Jim Chipman.
Chair’s column: A debt of gratitude By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, June 2007 It was with a great sense of pride that I served these last 12 months as Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council.
Chair’s Column: Administrative Law Handbook revision update By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, February 2007 The Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law was last published in April 2001. With any legal treatise, constant revisions are required in order to keep practitioners updated on the latest developments in their field.
Chair’s Column: Going out, outgoing, & not going away By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2007 The General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Council had a phenomenal past year.
Chair’s Column: Hey, look us over! By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, February 2007 The lawyers who make up our Section Council come from different practice backgrounds, different geographic areas and, as you might expect, are different ages.
Chair’s Column: Imagine this By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2007 I’m in a local grocery store doing the usual weekly shopping.
Chair’s column: Seminar on driver’s license issues set for June 9 By James W. Chipman Administrative Law, May 2007 Whether you are an experienced attorney, a new associate, or hanging out your own shingle, you are bound to come across a client or a friend with a driver’s license problem.
Chair’s Column: Solo and Small Firm Conference—Like no other conference in Illinois By Donald A. LoBue General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2007 The Annual Meeting in June marks the beginning of a new year with the Illinois State Bar Association.
Chair’s Corner By Sarah Delano Pavlik Federal Taxation, August 2007 As the Chair of the Federal Taxation Section Council for 2007-2008, I want to welcome you to the Section.
The challenges of being the only __________ in a law firm (or other legal setting) By Elizabeth Gastelum Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, December 2007 The Black Law Students Association of the Southern Illinois University School of Law and the Illinois State Bar Association’s Minority and Women Participation Committee recently co-sponsored a panel discussion addressing the challenges of being the only ________ in a law firm or other legal setting.
Changes to impartial due process hearings for children with disabilities By Gail Friedman Child Law, March 2007 Public Law PA 94-1100, amending and changing sections of the School Code pertaining to children with disabilities, was signed into law by Governor Rod Blagojevich on February 2, 2007.
Changing the face of the ISBA By Sonni Choi Williams Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, December 2007 In a concerted effort to increase minority and women representation in ISBA governance, on November 2, 2007, the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation and the Task Force on Diversity presented a program on “Changing the Face of the ISBA: Tips on Running for Office in the ISBA.”
Charitable Rollover Provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 By Heather McPherson Elder Law, June 2007 During the last 10 years, the charitable community has lobbied Congress to permit owners of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and other qualified plans to make unlimited lifetime transfers to charities and to other charitable planning vehicles such as charitable gift annuities.
The Chicago Call to Action for Women Attorneys: The right thing to do for law firms By E. Lynn Grayson Women and the Law, June 2007 Law firms continually struggle for meaningful ways to advance commonly shared diversity objectives.
The Chicago Call to Action for Women Attorneys: The right thing to do for law firms By E. Lynn Grayson Diversity Leadership Council, June 2007 The Call to Action was launched on January 25, 2005 to increase the number of women partners and to enhance leadership opportunities for women attorneys in law firms.
Child custody overview of Supreme Court rules By Nicole Onorato Child Law, June 2007 The new child custody rules, which took effect on July 1, 2006, are divided into three parts – A, B, and C – which apply to certain Acts. This article will give a brief overview of the new rules and will highlight key provisions in each rule.
Child custody statutes ready for a complete overhaul By David N. Schaffer Family Law, July 2007 On this, the thirtieth anniversary of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (“IMDMA”) 750 ILCS 5/1above01 et seq., it is clear that, at minimum, the section concerning child custody and visitation Id. at 5/601 – 5/608 needs a complete overhaul.
Child law legislation By Steve Baker Child Law, June 2007 Legislation of interest to child law practitioners.
Choosing (and using) a mental health expert witness for immigration cases By Phyllis Gould International and Immigration Law, April 2007 The work of a mental health expert witness in immigration cases can be compared to that of a journalist: it’s the expert’s job to tell the client’s story in as interesting, detailed, and moving way as possible.
Chronological summary of major post-ERISA benefit legislation Employee Benefits, March 2007 Punctilious citation form may call for the use of “as amended” when citing ERISA. What does that mean? The following summary was prepared by Hewitt Associates, LLC.
City of Chicago attains another victory in ordinance violation enforcement By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, September 2007 The Appellate Court for the First District recently handed down a ruling with far-reaching implications for municipal administrative law in Illinois.
City’s Department of Administrative Hearings to Launch Pilot Legal Help Desk Administrative Law, October 2007 By mid-September a new legal aid help desk will be open and operating at the Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings.
Civil Practice CLE is visiting New Orleans By Michael P. McCuskey Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2007 Yes, we are going to New Orleans. Let the good times roll when the Civil Practice Section Council presents a CLE program on trial practice in New Orleans on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.
CLE covers immigration issues for family lawyers By Tahani Afaneh International and Immigration Law, April 2007 The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education hosted the 6th Annual Family Law Conference in March, 2007. Daniel Azulay of Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC, presented a segment about Immigration Law for Family Lawyers.
Closed sessions “wholly dedicated” to discussion of leasing property allowed under the Open Meetings Act By James W. Chipman Government Lawyers, December 2007 On July 18, 2007, the second district appellate court held that two meetings closed to the public for the purpose of discussing the lease of property owned by a public body did not violate the Open Meetings Act.

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