Articles From 2014

Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar Family Law, May 2014 A message from Family Law Section Chair Pamela Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2014 A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar Family Law, April 2014 A message from Section Chair Pam Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Jameika Mangum Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, March 2014 A message from Committee Chair Jameika Mangum.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar Family Law, March 2014 A message from Section Chair Pam Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar Family Law, February 2014 A message from Section Chair Pamela Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Pamela J. Kuzniar Family Law, January 2014 A message from Family Law Section Chair Pam Kuzniar.
Chair’s column By Jameika Mangum Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2014 A message from Committee Chair Jameika Mangum.
Chair’s column: Computers for seniors, limited engagements, special apps and thanks to the Council for a rewarding year By John T. Phipps Senior Lawyers, June 2014 A message from Senior Lawyers Section Chair John Phipps.
Chair’s column: Knowledge of history provides benefits for lawyers By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2014 A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Chair’s column: Referrals still important to general practice lawyers By Michael Zink General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2014 A message from Section Chair Michael Zink.
Chair’s column: Technology really is for seniors! By John T. Phipps Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A message from Section Chair John T. Phipps.
Chair’s column: What the Supreme Court hath wrought… By Richard W. Zuckerman General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2014 Thoughts from Section Chair Richard Zuckerman.
Chair’s column: Where does general practice fit in the 21st century legal world? By Richard W. Zuckerman General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2014 A message from Section Chair Richard Zuckerman.
Chair’s column… By Mary Lee Faupel Trusts and Estates, July 2014 Updates on the Section's activities and an introduction to this issue from Chair Mary Lee Faupel.
Chair’s departing thank you By David J. Kupiec State and Local Taxation, June 2014 A message from Outgoing Section Chair David Kupiec. 
Challenges facing cognitively impaired lawyers and their co-workers By Stephanie Tang Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2014 A look at the ethical guidelines presented by the ABA Model Rules and Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, the structure and standards of a legal malpractice claim, and a discussion of what other states have done to reduce exposure to malpractice risk.
Challenges facing cognitively impaired lawyers and their co-workers By Stephanie Tang Young Lawyers Division, August 2014 A look at the ethical guidelines presented by the ABA Model Rules and Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, the structure and standards of a legal malpractice claim, and a discussion of what other states have done to reduce exposure to malpractice risk.
Chasing zero: The NTSB recommendation to lower BAC limits from .08 to .05 By J. Brick Van Der Snick Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2014 Lowering the limit would place a heavier burden on the prosecutor’s office with a drastic increase in the passage of field sobriety tests by those suspected of impaired driving.
Chicago Bears Football Club v. The Cook County Department of Revenue, 2014 IL App (1st) 122892 By Scott L. Ginsburg State and Local Taxation, September 2014 The Illinois Appellate Court recently found that the Chicago Bears Football Club (the “Bears”) owed an amusement tax delinquency in the amount of $4,135,184.68 as related to the amenities included in club level seats and luxury suites. As of September 10, 2014, the Bears have filed a Petition for Leave to Appeal with the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Chicago district court grants summary judgment to shipper & broker in injury litigation By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, March 2014 A discussion of Scheinman v. Martin’s Bulk Milk Service, Inc.
Chicago district court grants summary judgment to shipper on negligent entrustment claim By William D. Brejcha Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, April 2014 On February 26, 2014, U. S. District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer issued an opinion granting summary judgment to shipper Central Steel & Wire Company, Inc. on a negligent entrustment/selection claim in McComb v. Bugarin, et al.
The Chiefs’ DOs and DON’Ts By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, July 2014 What advice would chief judges around the State offer to judges?
Child custody evaluators By Grace G. Dickler & Michael Levy Family Law, September 2014 A look at three standards that have been implemented around the country as an attempt to homogenize custody evaluations and to increase their accuracy and utility.
Child support, daycare, extracurricular activities, uninsured medical expenses By Michael Strauss Child Law, February 2014 In Carlson-Urbanczyk, the Third District Appellate Court held that the ordering of the extra items has to be supported by the record and constitutes a deviation upward from the percentage child support.
Child support—It should be about dollars and sense By Jon J. Racklin Family Law, February 2014 The author shares his thoughts on child support.
Child’s wishes under the IMDMA By Jon D. McLaughlin Child Law, February 2014 While a court should consider the preferences of the child in awarding custody, a court is not bound by that preference.
Choice of law can complicate collection of interest and attorney fees Business Advice and Financial Planning, July 2014 A look at some of the lessons from VLM Food Trading International, Inc. v. Illinois Trading Company.
Civil practice Supreme Court Rule changes: 2013 By Hon. Barbara Crowder Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2014 An overview of the changes made to the Supreme Court Rules in 2013.
Civil practice Supreme Court Rule changes: 2013 By Hon. Barbara Crowder Bench and Bar, January 2014 An overview of the changes made to the Supreme Court Rules in 2013.

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