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10 areas to explore when you’re thinking of going solo By Anna P. Krolikowska Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2015 The solo life is not for everyone. You’ll work as hard as any lawyer in one of the top-tier firms for a paycheck that may or may not measure up. So what exactly does it take to create and build a small law firm?
10 steps to curate a professional image online By Corey Varma Young Lawyers Division, October 2015 When someone types your name into a search engine, what will they see? Use these 10 tips to improve what future employers, clients and adversaries may learn about you online.
The 10-year statute of limitations for breach of contract claims applies to express indemnity claims even if the express indemnity claim alleges construction defects and is based on a construction contract; Cause of action accrual provisions are enforceab By Clifford J. Shapiro Construction Law, April 2015 The recent case of 15th Place Condominium Association v. South Campus Development Team LLC, contains two important holdings for construction lawyers.
17th Annual Holiday Party fundraiser for Children’s Assistance Fund a hit! By J. Amber Drew Young Lawyers Division, February 2015 A big thank-you to everyone who participated!
The 2014 construction year in review By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, April 2015 A digest of statutory and case law of interest to construction attorneys.
2014 year in review— Income tax changes (Part 2) By Paul A. Meints Trusts and Estates, February 2015 On December 19, 2014 the United States Congress passed and the President signed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” that is often referred to as an “extenders bill.” This article provides some thoughts to keep in mind related to the above referenced tax legislation.
2014 year in review—Income tax changes (Part 1) By Paul A. Meints Trusts and Estates, January 2015 On December 19, 2014 the United States Congress passed and the President signed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” that is often referred to as an “extenders bill.” That is the good news. The bad news is that the extended provisions have already expired, ending December 31, 2014. All efforts at extending for two years failed. This article addresses some of the high points.
2015 Ethics Extravaganza—Another well-received CLE production By Mike Jadron Government Lawyers, April 2015 The Ethics Extravaganza, held on March 6, 2015, provided an interactive experience focusing on ethical issues encountered by the governmental lawyer.
The 2015 Health Care Power of Attorney Act and Form: Mental health perspective deficiencies By Daniel G. Deneen Mental Health Law, May 2015 The author argues that Illinois' new Health Care Power of Attorney form contains objectionable flaws.
2015 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational By Sarah Taylor Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 A recap of this important annual event.
2015 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational By Sarah Taylor Law Related Education for the Public, March 2015 The 2015 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational will be held on March 14 and 15, 2015, at the University of Illinois’ College of Law in Champaign.
2015 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest winners Young Lawyers Division, April 2015 Find out more about this year's winners and then make a plan to submit your entry for the 2016 contest!
31 ways to dramatically increase trust By Trey Ryder Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2015 Make sure your actions build your credibility, ideally, to the point where your clients trust you without question.
The 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: Cause for celebration, reflection and renewal By Maggie Noe Human Rights, February 2015 The author argues that while there has been significant progress in achieving racial equality in many areas of American society, the promise of Brown for school children has not been fulfilled.
7th Circuit speaks on ethics By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, August 2015 Takeaways from Peterson v. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP of interest to transactions attorneys.
800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the great charter of liberty By MaryLou Lowder Kent Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 The Magna Carta has resonated throughout the centuries and across the globe as no other legal text and has been hailed as one of the most significant documents in English history. It has served as the basis for the principle that no one, including kings and presidents, is above the law and that the right to due process of law belongs to everyone.
8th Annual YLD Bean Bag Tournament to be held on April 25, 2015 By Bryan Wilson Young Lawyers Division, April 2015 Save the date for this event that puts the fun in fundraiser!
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum celebrates 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, the end of the Civil War and the 10-year anniversary of our museum By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 Helpful links to assist teachers when visiting the Museum.
Accountant privilege in Illinois after Brunton v. Kruger By Hilary E. Wild Trusts and Estates, April 2015 In Brunton v. Kruger, the Illinois Supreme Court was called upon to interpret Illinois’ statutory accountant privilege.
The ACLU’s Illinois Judicial Bypass Coordination Project By Mary F. Petruchius Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 The ACLU’s Judicial Bypass Coordination Project provides minors with information about the state’s parental notice law for those seeking abortions and assistance in obtaining what is called a “judicial bypass.”
The ACLU’s Illinois Judicial Bypass Coordination Project By Mary F. Petruchius Child Law, April 2015 The ACLU’s Judicial Bypass Coordination Project provides minors with information about the state’s parental notice law for those seeking abortions and assistance in obtaining what is called a “judicial bypass.”
The ACLU’s Illinois Judicial Bypass Coordination Project By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, April 2015 The ACLU’s Judicial Bypass Coordination Project provides minors with information about the state’s parental notice law for those seeking abortions and assistance in obtaining what is called a “judicial bypass.”
The admissibility of prior convictions in civil proceedings By Thomas F. Tobin, III Tort Law, July 2015 A summary of the requirements under Illinois evidence rules and Illinois case law for admitting prior convictions, and a look at the effect that the type of crime and the type of witness has on the admissibility of prior convictions.
Admit it, Rule 216 is confusing By Troy Haggestad Civil Practice and Procedure, September 2015 A look at one of the legal gray areas that remains as a result of Vision Point of Sale, Inc. v. Haas.
ADR Section announces new CLE offering Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2015 Save the date— March 18, 2015— for this informative program!
Advance preparation helps minimize future risks to business owners in a divorce By Michele M. Jochner Family Law, November 2015 If a spouse acquires a business interest during the marriage, that interest will likely be characterized as a marital asset subject to equitable distribution at the time of the dissolution. If proper planning has not occurred, this turn of events can have a disastrous impact on all of the shareholders or partners, not limited only to the person getting a divorce.
Advising clients on home inspector’s limitation of liability By Timothy E. Duggan General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2015 The limitations on scope and liability can be a trap for the unwary
The affidavit & success at summary judgment By Natalie Koepke & Jason G. Schutte Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2015 A discussion of the rules and case law governing the use of affidavits for summary judgment motions.
Affirmative action, then and now By Julianne Gerding Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 A history of affirmative action in the U.S.
Agency enforcement actions remind companies to be vigilant about HSR requirements By Kristin Petersen March 2015 In 2014, two actions brought by the DOJ and the FTC serve as an important reminder that companies must be diligent about analyzing and complying with applicable requirements under the HSR Act and that failure to do so can be costly.

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