Articles From 2015

In the November issue… By Jennifer Bunker Trusts and Estates, November 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Jennifer Bunker.
In the October issue… By Jennifer Bunker Trusts and Estates, October 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Jennifer Bunker.
In the September issue… By Jennifer Bunker Trusts and Estates, September 2015 An introduction to the issue from Editor Jennifer Bunker.
The inadvertent advocacy of a transgender litigant By Vera Sarilyn Verbel Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 The author shares her experience as a party in the Illinois court system.
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Independent truck driver vs. employee By Kenneth F. Werts Workers’ Compensation Law, September 2015 An examination of Steel & Machinery Transport, Inc. v. Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing Health Care Law, December 2015 In addition to summaries of recent health law cases, this issue features a reprint of the “Yates Memo.” On September 9, 2015, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued a memorandum addressed to assistant U.S. attorneys that signals a change in the approach the federal government will be taking to corporate investigations and prosecutions. Health care attorneys likely should be familiar with this memo.
Instructions for your caregiver’s activity, time & expense record By Mary Ann Brown & Richard Habiger Elder Law, December 2015 Mary Ann Brown and Richard Habiger share the Life Care Contract Information Form they created.
Intellectual Improbabilities™ By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, November 2015 News and updates of interest to intellectual property law practitioners.
Intellectual Improbabilities™ By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, August 2015 News and updates of interest to intellectual property law practitioners.
Intellectual Improbabilities™ By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, May 2015 Recent news and developments of interest to intellectual property law practitioners.
Intellectual Improbabilities™ By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, January 2015 Recent news and developments of interest to intellectual property law practitioners.
The “intended and permitted” pedestrian and §3-102(a) of the Tort Immunity Act By Michael Hartigan Tort Law, March 2015 The First District recently addressed the issue of whether a municipality owes a duty to a pedestrian forced to walk upon the street due to an unnatural accumulation of snow created by the municipality’s snow removal efforts.
Intergovernmental cooperation and conflict: A fresh look By Donna J. Pugh & Melissa D. Conroy Local Government Law, June 2015 A survey of cases that address homerule units and their interaction with local zoning ordinances.
Interior design is a competitive business By David Adler Intellectual Property, August 2015 The case of Hunn v. Dan Wilson Homes, Inc., offers several lessons for interior designers.
Internet marketing, part I – The law firm Web site By Michael Downey Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2015 The author provides useful guidance to help you establish or improve your firm’s Internet presence.
Internet marketing, part II—Search-engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising By Michael Downey Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2015 A discussion of the two types of Internet marketing and the legal ethics issues with each.
Interview with Arbitrator Joann Fratianni By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, April 2015 This interview, originally conducted in August of 2009, is still relevant today.
Interviewing tips, take 1 By Maxine Weiss Kunz Young Lawyers Division, August 2015 Some suggestions for 'wowing' in your next interview.
An introduction to K.C. By Kelvin Kakazu Child Law, January 2015 A short primer on the steps a practitioner can take to move the court to have an agency removed.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, April 2015 Committee member Cindy Buys reviews Sue Monk Kidd's most recent novel.
Iowa looks to launch an electronic driver’s license By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2015 Recently, Iowa Department of Transportation has launched a test pilot program to create an electronic driver’s license to work with smartphone technology.
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IPI 5.01: The Missing Witness Instruction By Brian Murphy Tort Law, July 2015 A discussion of this sometimes confusing instruction.
IRC §§ 721 and 83(b)—Benefits to the business seller By Brian F. Johnson Business and Securities Law, November 2015 With smaller businesses now being sold to low- and mid-market private equity firms, it is important for the seller’s attorney to be aware of two code sections within the Internal Revenue Code and their potential usefulness to the seller.
IRS announces new estate and gift tax requirements By Charles G. Brown Agricultural Law, December 2015 An explanation of the recent changes you need to be aware of.
IRS changes procedures regarding estate tax closing letters effective June 1, 2015 By Kathryn C. Rolewick Trusts and Estates, July 2015 For any Form 706 estate tax return filed on or after June 1, 2015, a request for a closing letter must be submitted in order to receive one, and the IRS asks that a request not be submitted for at least four months after filing the return.
IRS retirement plan limitations for 2016 By Bernard G. Peter Employee Benefits, December 2015 A look at the new limitations and a table of previous years' limitations for comparison purposes.
IRS retirement plan limitations for 2016 By Bernard G. Peter Corporate Law Departments, December 2015 A look at the new limitations and a table of previous years' limitations for comparison purposes.
ISBA Administrative Law Section’s past Chair elected as Vice Chair of the ABA’s Judicial Division Administrative Law, October 2015 Congratulations to Judge Ann Breen-Greco!
The ISBA and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP co-host a seminar titled “Workplace Discrimination: Current Issues in Employment Law” Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2015 A recap of this popular program, which was held in April.
ISBA co-sponsors IJA program By Hon. Michael J. Chmiel Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, January 2015 On October 24, 2014, for the first time, judges and lawyers were trained to present the Bringing the Courtroom to the Classroom program.

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