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100th General Assembly grants property tax relief by increasing some exemptions By John K. Norris Real Estate Law, February 2018 With all the political maneuvering and last-minute changes involving the Illinois budget crisis and school funding provisions, one bill was quietly signed into law by Governor Rauner on August 25, 2017 that impacts homeowners: Senate Bill 473, now known as Public Act 100-0401.
12 ways to avoid a rejected e-filing and other Illinois e-filing tips By Mark C. Palmer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2018 As of July 1, Cook, Madison, Kendall, and DeKalb counties implemented mandatory e-filing of civil cases. This article provides helpful e-filing tips. 
2017 ISBA YLD’s Annual Holiday Party to benefit the IBF/YLD Children’s Assistance Fund By Genevieve E. Niemann Young Lawyers Division, February 2018 A recap of the 20th Annual YLD Holiday Party.
2018 ISBA Awards Ceremony By Kelly Thames Bennett & Melissa Burkholder Women and the Law, October 2018 An overview of the 2018 ISBA Awards Ceremony.
2018 ISBA high school mock trial invitational Senior Lawyers, June 2018 The 2018 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational was held on March 24-25 at the University of Illinois College of Law.
2018 ISBA high school mock trial invitational By Sarah Taylor Law Related Education for the Public, May 2018 The 2018 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational was held on March 24-25 at the University of Illinois College of Law.
2018 ISBA high school mock trial invitational Bench and Bar, April 2018 The 2018 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational was held March 24-25 at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, with participating teams representing 39 schools from across Illinois. 
2018 legislative report By Craig R. Hedin Mineral Law, June 2018 A summary of legislation affecting the mineral industry.
2018 legislative update By Megan Liston Mahalik State and Local Taxation, September 2018 A summary of recent legislation.
5 things you need to know about GDPR By Donata Kalnenaite Corporate Law Departments, May 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation is a new law enacted by the European Union that has everyone scrambling. Regardless of the type of law you practice, here is what you need to know.
7 health organizations file lawsuit to protect consumers with pre-existing conditions, allege the short-term, limited-duration plan final rule discriminates Mental Health Law, October 2018 Seven organizations recently filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to invalidate the short-term, limited-duration insurance plan rule issued in August by three federal agencies.
7 reasons law firms should adopt cloud technology now By Adam Citron Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2018 If your law firm has yet to embrace the benefits that come along with a 100% cloud-based environment, now would be an excellent time to start.
ABA considers modifying model rules on attorney advertising By Edward Casmere Bench and Bar, January 2018 The rules controlling how lawyers communicate with the public may be in for an overhaul.
The ABA’s role in protecting judicial independence By Hilarie Bass Bench and Bar, May 2018 The independence of the judiciary is an important pillar in any democracy, but throughout history, it has also proven to be a fragile one.
Additional State Ethics Act Requirements Add to the Multitude of Sexual Harassment Regulatory Requirements for Illinois Public Colleges and Universities By Phyleccia Reed Cole Education Law, August 2018 With the enactment of Illinois Public Act 100-0554, state colleges and universities were included in the push for more accountability and transparency related to the reporting and handling of sexual harassment claims within Illinois state government.
Administrative law opinion summaries By Hon. Ed Schoenbaum Administrative Law, December 2018 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Agricultural Risk Coverage Program payments in bankruptcy: Whose collateral is it? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, May 2018 The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently considered whether debtors acquire rights in their Agricultural Risk Coverage Program payments.
Agriculture: The number one industry in Illinois By Raymond Poe Agricultural Law, December 2018 An overview the agriculture industry in Illinois.
A.H. v. Illinois High School Association (7th Cir. 2018) By Jeffrey L. Terry Education Law, June 2018 An overview of A.H. v. Illinois High School Association, in which the appellate court affirmed the district court's granting of summary judgment to the Illinois High School Association in finding that a disabled student's requests for accommodations were not reasonable under the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, December 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
All the latest developments in health care law By Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, October 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, June 2018 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases. 
All the latest developments in health care law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Ashley Lindsley Health Care Law, March 2018 In addition to summaries of recent cases, this issue highlights several recent legislative and regulatory actions. Among these is a discussion of recent important changes in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program that now require prescribers to access patient information available through the program when prescribing controlled substances such as opioids.
Alleging and defending dissipation: Cheating, gambling, and jet-setting—oh my! By Marie Sarantakis Family Law, September 2018 When allocating spouses’ property under 750 ILCS 5/503 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, courts are to assess whether a spouse engaged in the dissipation of marital assets.
Amendment to the Limited Liability Company Act provides new buyout remedy By Samuel Neschis Business and Securities Law, December 2018 An amendment to the Limited Liability Company Act that became effective on July 1, 2017, provided a new right to limited liability company members, dissociated members, and transferees of distributional interests to petition a court for an order requiring that their interests be purchased under certain circumstances.
Amendments to the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act pose significant challenges to insurers By Matt Anderson Insurance Law, January 2018 The passage of the Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act and subsequent amendments in 2017, now place statutory duties on life insurance companies to identify deceased insureds and locate beneficiaries without any claim under the policy. The 2017 amendments especially appear to raise challenges for insurers.
American Bar Association Women in Dispute Resolution By Judge Ann Breen-Greco Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2018 The goals and objectives of the ABA's Women in Dispute Resolution.
An analysis of In re Estate of Arnold Rexroad Sr. By Michelle D. Porro Workers' Compensation Law, September 2018 The appellate court looked at whether a workers’ compensation carrier's misconduct can result in a forfeiture of their right to recovery under Section 5(b) of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act in In re Estate of Arnold Rexroad Sr.
Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and the Supreme Court’s doctrine of “respectful consideration” By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court has occasionally stated that U.S. courts should give “respectful consideration” to decisions of international tribunals and has suggested such consideration may be applicable to statements or decisions of foreign government entities interpreting their own law as well, however, it has never clearly defined what this means.
Antonicelli v. Rodriguez: Revisiting the impact of “good faith” settlements under the Joint Tortfeasor Contribution Act By Richard Lee Turner, Jr. Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2018 In Antonicelli v. Rodriguez, the Illinois Supreme Court leaves for the Legislature to determine whether or not a non-settling defendant should be included on a verdict form for what Justice Garman calls, in her concurring opinion, a “truthful apportionment of relative fault.”

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