Articles From 2011

Chair’s column By Dale R. Kurth Intellectual Property, April 2011 A note from Intellectual Property Section Chair Dale R. Kurth.
Chair’s column By Rory Weiler Family Law, April 2011 A look at ISBA CLE and how programs are created and organized.
Chair’s column By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, April 2011 An update on the issue of Central Panels in Illinois.
Chair’s column By Thomas A. Bruno Bench and Bar, March 2011 A message from Bench & Bar Chair Thomas Bruno.
Chair’s column By Rory Weiler Family Law, March 2011 A call to action, from Family Law Section Chair Rory Weiler.
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Chair’s column By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, March 2011 A look at some of the Administrative Law Section's upcoming projects.
Chair’s column By Rory Weiler Family Law, February 2011 While the new, soon-to-be-signed-into-law Illinois Religious Freedom and Civil Union Act greatly enhances the rights of certain individuals involved in partnerships outside of the traditional state approved marriage, it doesn’t completely level the playing field between married parties and those involved in a civil union.
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Chair’s column By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, January 2011 An introduction to the issue from the Section's Chair, Judge Ann Breen-Greco.
Chair’s column: Cameras in the courtroom By Michael K. Goldberg General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2011 Today, virtually all lawyers and litigants have camera/video capability on their phones, and preventing the broadcasting of courtrooms will be very difficult.
Chair’s column: Developing “practice-ready” lawyers By Timothy J. Storm General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2011 Section Chair Timothy Storm poses the questions, Are new law graduates 'practice ready'? Who is responsible for assuring that they are? and Should established lawyers care?
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Chairs column: Try the Solo and Small Firm Conference—You’ll be glad you did By Timothy J. Storm General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2011 A note from Section Chair Timothy Storm.
Chair’s comment By Kavita Puri April 2011 A recap of the Section's most recent CLE program.
Chair’s note By Kavita Puri September 2011 A message from Outgoing Chair Kavita Puri.
Chair’s welcome letter By Donald T. Rubin State and Local Taxation, July 2011 A note from new Section Chair Don Rubin.
Championing real diversity in a meaningful way By Shira Truitt Women and the Law, June 2011 The author provides a few meaningful ways to champion real diversity.
Changes and continued uncertainty for construction industry with CCDD law By Alison K. Hayden Environmental and Natural Resources Law, February 2011 Public Act 96-1416 amends the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 ILCS 5/1 et seq., to regulate facilities which accept soil and Clean Construction Demolition Debris for disposal.
Changes to consent requirements in the Adoption Act By Kimberly L. Dahlen Child Law, August 2011 The revised procedures and forms in the statute must be followed to ensure that an adoption is properly finalized.
Changes to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 216 By Maxine Weiss Kunz Young Lawyers Division, April 2011 An explanation of the recent changes, which took effect on January 1, 2011.
Checklist for third-party attorney opinions By Anthony J. Jacob Business and Securities Law, January 2011 A list of considerations and actions a lawyer should take when conducting the due diligence needed to issue a third-party opinion.
The Checkpoint Flyer… The only way to travel! By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2011 The Checkpoint Flyer laptop bag provides a variety of benefits for frequent travelers.
Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network: Women of Influence Luncheon By Sandra Blake Women and the Law, September 2011 The Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network will honor history-maker and workplace rights advocate Lilly Ledbetter at the Women of Influence luncheon on Wednesday, September 14, at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.
The Chicago-area waterway system: How do we get over separation anxiety? By Amy Antoniolli Environmental and Natural Resources Law, July 2011 It is estimated that more than 162 nonnative species live in the Great Lakes basin, and there are more to come.
Child as trustee: A per se conflict? By Gary R. Gehlbach Trusts and Estates, November 2011 Is it permissible for a child of the settlor to act as a trustee of the settlor’s revocable living trust or of a testamentary trust created by the settlor, if the child-trustee is also a contingent remainder beneficiary?
Child Law Attorney Profile: Bartlett Joseph Carroll Jr. By Paul B. Novak Child Law, November 2011 Learn more about B.J. Carroll, former Assistant Public Defender of the Lake County Public Defenders’ Office assigned to the Juvenile Court as a Guardian ad Litem.
Child law attorney profile: Carolynne Paulsen By Alecia Wartowski Child Law, June 2011 Get to know more about child advocate Carolynne Paulsen.
The Child Status Protection Act is to protect children By Patrick M. Kinnally International and Immigration Law, October 2011 In the recently decided case of Arobelidze v. Holder, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opined that non-precedential Board of Immigration decisions, ones that do not equate with the force of law do not deserve Chevron deference, because they do not have the “power to persuade.”
Child support withholding—Payor beware By Christine S.P. Kovach Family Law, August 2011 Generally the cases brought under the Income Withholding for Support Act involve one or both of the following issues: “Who is a payor?” and “How and when will a penalty under the Withholding Act be assessed for failure to withhold or to timely remit the child suport?”
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China’s recent regulations on price-related monopolistic conduct By Ying Deng February 2011 Firms doing business in China should be cautious that agreements executed outside of China may still be subject to the Antimonopoly Law of the People's Republic of China, provided that the activities could have some effect on the Chinese market.
CIGNA Corp. v. Amara case update By Richard Toth Employee Benefits, September 2011 The case signals a likely expansion of the remedies under ERISA’s § 502(a)(3), which provides for “appropriate equitable relief.”
The Civil Union Act and the execution and preparation of real estate documents By Richard F. Bales Real Estate Law, September 2011 The Civil Union Act brings many new challenges to real estate practitioners. For example: How should parties to a civil union be described in deeds and other documents? How should the issue of homestead be addressed in these documents? Can parties to a civil union own their home as tenants by the entirety, and if so, how should they be described in the deed?