Articles From 2013

Whistleblower Act decision By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, January 2013 The creativity of lawyers never ceases to amaze, although new theories and arguments are not always successful. Brame v. City of North Chicago, is one such example.
Who should consider using the new Illinois Tax Tribunal By David J. Kupiec & Natalie M. Martin State and Local Taxation, July 2013 Useful details that will assist practitioners in understanding the benefits and conditions of this new venue.
“Why did the urban chicken cross the road?” How chickens are making “inroads” into urban communities By Melissa Anne Maye Local Government Law, December 2013 Urban chicken-keeping is on the rise, and suburban attorneys should familiarize themselves with local ordinances in order to properly advise their clients of the requirements of their local municipality.
“Why did the urban chicken cross the road?” How chickens are making “inroads” into urban communities By Melissa Anne Maye Animal Law, October 2013 Urban chicken-keeping is on the rise, and suburban attorneys should familiarize themselves with local ordinances in order to properly advise their clients of the requirements of their local municipality.
Women in politics: Amazing things happen when women get involved By Jessica L. Henson Women and the Law, May 2013 Wonderful things happen when women get involved; all that is necessary to get involved is a willingness to say yes and work hard.
WordRake—How does your document garden grow? By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, November 2013 WordRake is an editing program that identifies extra language to be removed allowing for brevity and clarity.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, December 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, October 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, June 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
Words and phrases index of cases Insurance Law, March 2013 A list of the cases in this issue, organized by subject.
A worker’s compensation primer for non-work comp attorneys By Paul R. Popovic Young Lawyers Division, February 2013 This primer gives you an idea of how workers’ compensation works, why we have it, and to whom it applies. At the very least, you will have a response the next time a friend, family member or client asks you about their injury at work.
Wrap-up insurance programs: Coverage issues By Steven A. Coombs Insurance Law, December 2013 The purposes of this article are threefold: (1) to provide a primer on controlled insurance programs (“CIP”), (2) to provide information to attorneys regarding potential pitfalls with controlled insurance programs, and (3) to provide practice pointers to help them better assist and represent their clients.
Writing for the ISBA: MCLE credit and newsletter authors Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2013 Learn how writing for an ISBA newsletter can earn you MCLE credit.
YLD announces new professional development Luncheon Series for the new bar year Young Lawyers Division, August 2013 The YLD's popular Professional Development Luncheon Series is back with a new schedule for the coming year!
YLD Soiree a success By Deborah Lollis Young Lawyers Division, June 2013 Find out just how much this annual fundraiser raised. 
YLD to host Bean Bag Tournament on March 9 Young Lawyers Division, February 2013 Save the date for this important—and exciting—fundraiser!
You can close the door, but… By Thomas L. Ciecko Government Lawyers, March 2013 Public bodies can close the door to discuss litigation, but the guidelines of the Open Meetings Act must be followed, as the exceptions to having a meeting open to the public are strictly construed against closed meetings.
You still have to eat! By Julie A. Neubauer Women and the Law, May 2013 The author shares some recipes that demonstrate that nutritious cooking can actually be done easily, even during the week.
Young Lawyer Award and Law Student Division Public Service Award By Krysia W. Ressler Young Lawyers Division, December 2013 Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Learn more about these awards and the nomination processes.
Young lawyers across Illinois make big difference in fight against hunger By Heather Pfeffer Young Lawyers Division, April 2013 In between writing briefs, covering court calls and billing hours, young lawyers in Illinois accomplished something big this past month: they provided more than 2,800 meals for hungry families.
Young lawyers and friends volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository By Gerald Napleton Young Lawyers Division, December 2013 On October 12, 2013, several members of the Young Lawyers Division gave up their Saturday afternoon to volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The Young Lawyers at the 137th Annual Meeting By Sarah Toney Young Lawyers Division, August 2013 A summary of the YLD's activities at the ISBA Annual Meeting.

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