Articles From 2016

Book review of The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation by Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. (Ret). Bench and Bar, October 2016 This is an excellent book by two attorneys who have first-hand knowledge of the problems facing us and the fantastic possible rewards of mindfulness practice.
Book review: Breaking Through Bias is a great how-to manual for women to get ahead By Bethany Whittles Harris Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 Reviewer Bethany Whittles Harris explains why this book is an essential tool for women lawyers and professionals.
Book review: Operation Greylord By John W. Damisch Senior Lawyers, June 2016 This book is the story of rampant bribery and fixing of cases in the Cook County court system during the 1980s and '90s
Book review: Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State by Karen J. Greenberg By John Otrompke Human and Civil Rights, October 2016 Karen Greenberg’s Rogue Justice is a brief but encyclopedic account of modern times.
Book review: Those Angry Days By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, October 2016 This reluctance of our country to enter World War II is described in the book titled Those Angry Days by Lynne Olson. It was published in 2013, and it is available in hard cover (461 pages), paperback and electronically.
Book review—Schwerpunkt: From D-Day to the Fall of the Third Reich By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2016 A review of the book written by ISBA member and World War II historian Susan Gunty.
Book review—Super Storm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, February 2016 The book covers the tracking of this storm from Sunday, October 21, 2012, until it made landfall just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday, October 29, 2012. It caused an estimated $36.8 billion in damages to the State of New Jersey, including the destruction of the boardwalks in Seaside Heights.
A brief primer on Rule 191(b) affidavits By Troy E. Haggestad Civil Practice and Procedure, July 2016 When in doubt, seek a continuance supported by an affidavit, signed by your client, that complies with Rule 191(b). Failure to do so will likely constitute a waiver of any subsequent argument that dismissal or summary judgment was premature.
Building a working wardrobe By Priscilla Singer Young Lawyers Division, April 2016 Your work wardrobe should make you feel confident, comfortable, professional, and ready to take on the day. Here are a few tips for the young attorney’s closet.
Business Travel and Breast Milk/Pumping: Milk Stork Review By Emily N. Masalski Women and the Law, March 2016 The author shares her successful experience with Milk Stork.
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Can a defendant be compelled to submit to a Rule 215 physical or mental examination? By Albert E. Durkin Tort Law, December 2016 Are there circumstances where a plaintiff can request that the Court compel the defendant to submit to a physical or mental examination by a physician designated by the plaintiff? The case of Jane Doe v. Norman Weinzweig answers that question.
Can you enforce part of a decision while the decision as a whole is on review? By Anita DeCarlo Workers' Compensation Law, July 2016 In Reed v. IWCC, the Appellate Court held “that plaintiff may not apply for a judgment on the medical expenses portion of his workers’ compensation award pursuant to section 19(g) of the Act because, at the time of his application, proceedings for review were pending.”
Can you find it? By Donald E. Weihl Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2016 This article will show you how to create your own data system using a Microsoft Word program.
Can’t have your cake & eat it too! By Ahmed Shuaib Workers' Compensation Law, April 2016 A discussion of the exclusive remedy provision and election under the Workers' Compensation Act.
Career panel on immigration and international Law at University of Illinois College of Law By David W. Aubrey International and Immigration Law, June 2016 On March 14, 2016, the U of I College of Law’s career services office and the law school library hosted a career panel on jobs related to international law, which included two members of the ISBA's Section on International & Immigration Law.
Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.: The Illinois Supreme Court clarifies extent of liability to a subcontractor employee by an owner or general contractor By Richard Lee Turner, Jr. Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2016 In its recent decision in Carney v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, the Illinois Supreme Court has offered further guidance on not only what constitutes sufficient control for purposes of liability under §414 of the Restatement, but also what is sufficient to establish duty and potential liability under the theory of “negligent hiring” of a contractor or subcontractor under Restatement (Second) of Torts §411 (1965); and, further, what is necessary to impose liability on an owner for the existence of a “dangerous condition” on the land under the Restatement (Second) of Torts §343 (1965).
CASA in Illinois By Lucas Seilhymer Child Law, June 2016 Facts and information about CASA, an organization that places volunteer advocates in the court system with children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
Case analysis of Michael K. Durbin v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission 2016 IL App (4th) 150088WC By Rago Mattero Workers' Compensation Law, September 2016 This case spotlights the need to ensure that any opinion advocated at a hearing before the Commission must be based “on a reasonable degree of medical and surgical certainty.”
Case briefs By Ann Nenoff, Hubert Zanczak, Suheily Ortiz, & Upasna Barath Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2016 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Ann Nenoff, Hubert Zanczak, Adam Sehr, & Audrey Paige Sauer Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2016 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Adam Sehr, Samantha Guttenberg, Audrey Paige Sauer, & Hubert Zanczak Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2016 Recent cases of interest to ADR practitioners.
Case briefs By Ann Nenoff & Samantha Guttenberg Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2016 Recent decisions of interest.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, October 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, August 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, June 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case names and holdings Insurance Law, May 2016 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically.
Case notes By Hon. Geraldine D’Souza, Claudia E. Castro, & Ronald L. Lewis Criminal Justice, August 2016 Three recent cases of interest to criminal law practitioners.
Case notes By Kim D. Chanbonpin, Mary Cole, & Harry E. Clem Criminal Justice, February 2016 Summaries of three recent cases: People v. Stapinski, In re H.L., and People v. Forrest.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. (Ret). Administrative Law, November 2016 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries Insurance Law, October 2016 Summaries of the cases in this issue.