Articles From 2019

Crisis? National emergency? For Illinois lawyers, it’s time to address a serious issue By David W. Inlander Bench and Bar, March 2019 A note from the chair, David W. Inlander.
Cyber Security for Tax Professionals By Nancy Franks-Straus Federal Taxation, December 2019 A summary of items practitioners need to consider in order to create a data security plan to protect sensitive client information.
A Data Breach: Now What? By Jenifer L. Johnson Government Lawyers, August 2019 With all that information in the hands of governmental entities, government lawyers must know the appropriate legal steps to take in the event of a data breach.
DCFS Safety Plans: How Best to Represent Your Client When DCFS Proposes a Safety Plan By Elizabeth Butler Family Law, December 2019 Attorneys representing parents during Department of Child & Family Services investigations can offer valuable assistance in guiding the parents through the drafting and implementation of the safety plan to ensure the most successful and speedy resolution of the investigation.
Deal or No Deal By Albert E. Durkin Bench and Bar, November 2019 A summary of Tielke v. Auto Owners Insurance Co., which involves mistakes made by both a trial judge and a plaintiff’s attorney as well as a possible ethical violation by a defense counsel.
December 10, 2019, Marks the 71st Human Rights Day Human and Civil Rights, December 2019 The United Nations commemorated Human Rights Day on December 10, 2019, marking the 71st year since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Defending and protecting the rights of transgender people By Judge Ann Breen-Greco Women and the Law, April 2019 If passed, The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life.
Demystifying multi-factor authentication By Matt Loar Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2019 By enabling and using multi-factor authentication, you are taking an important step to protect yourself and your clients from the many threats to your security on the Internet today.
Developments in development aid By Mark E. Wojcik International and Immigration Law, April 2019 Foreign development aid ­­helps individuals in some of the world’s poorest countries and promotes economic prosperity and progress toward global development goals.
Did the Parties Agree to Arbitrate Their Disputes? By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, October 2019 A recent federal appellate case serves as a reminder that it is best practice to provide a written copy of an arbitration agreement and have individuals sign an acknowledgment of receipt and review of the arbitration provision.
Did You Know? Illinois Is Going to Be 201 Years Old on December 3 By Sandra Sweeney Law Related Education for the Public, October 2019 An overview of the history of Illinois as the state's 201st birthday approaches.
Discovery and the Circle of Trust Knowledge By Judge Eugene Doherty Civil Practice and Procedure, August 2019 The purpose of discovery is the transmission of knowledge from one party to the other. But what constitutes “knowledge” of information sufficient to trigger the duty to disclose?
Disinheritance By Michael H. Erde Trusts and Estates, February 2019 Practical advice to disinherit someone in a will or trust.
Diversity and inclusion in nonprofit organizations By Beverly A. Allen Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2019 It is imperative that nonprofits continue to exist and flourish, and in order to do so, they must be willing to promote diversity and inclusiveness.
Diversity committee updates Diversity Leadership Council, June 2019 Updates from the Human Rights Section Council and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee.
Diversity Leadership Award Diversity Leadership Council, June 2019 A spotlight on Mario Sullivan, the 2019 recipient of the Diversity Leadership Award.
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Do new international agreements indicate a downward trend of investor-state arbitration? By Hannah Friedle & Tanner James International and Immigration Law, February 2019 A discussion of the unique challenges private companies face when entering an agreement with a state controlled entity.
Do You Have Bats in Your Belfry—I Mean, Building? Bat Removal Restricted: Recent Amendment to DNR Rule Real Estate Law, November 2019 The amended language of the Department of Natural Resources rule on bat removal.
Do You Really Need an Office? By Todd H. Flaming Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2019 As files and work products are digitized and therefore portable, attorneys are increasingly opting out of traditional offices.
Does a guardian ad litem have immunity in a minor’s guardianship proceeding? By Patrick Kinnally Trusts and Estates, March 2019 In Vlastelica v. Brend, the appellate court held that a child representative in a family law case enjoys absolute immunity from civil liability claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with a parent’s child custody rights.
Does a guardian ad litem have immunity in a minor’s guardianship proceeding? By Patrick Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, January 2019 In Vlastelica v. Brend, the appellate court held that a child representative in a family law case enjoys absolute immunity from civil liability claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with a parent’s child custody rights.
Does the decree provide for long-term success and stability? By Rob Zuiker Family Law, March 2019 When you resolve a divorce for your client and the decree is finalized, are you confident that your client is now properly positioned for the next stage?
Does the term “sidewalk” encompass a private walkway? By Emily R. Vivian Real Estate Law, January 2019 A summary of Hussey v. Chase Manor Condominium Ass’n, which addresses whether an informal pathway behind a condominium building is considered a “sidewalk” under the immunity provisions of the Snow and Ice Removal Act.
Doing business in Europe: United States Commercial Service webinars International and Immigration Law, March 2019 Upcoming U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration webinars on subregions of Europe.
Drafting a FSBO residential real estate contract: Questionnaire for your clients By Colleen L. Sahlas Real Estate Law, May 2019 You as the attorney can properly draft the residential real estate sales contract from the get-go, rather than “fixing” it during the attorney approval period.
Drafting for Community Spouses By Phil Koenig Trusts and Estates, August 2019 The law that affects special needs trust planning is not intuitive and contains traps for the unwary. One quirk in the law was referenced in the recent case of Doyle v. Hood.
Drafting tips for private security guard company contracts to protect property managers from third-party liability by limiting their ‘duties’ By Terence D. Brennan Business and Securities Law, May 2019 When implementing a security plan and hiring security guards, property managers must weigh the benefits of enhanced security against the risks of liability.
Editor’s column By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2019 An introduction to the issue by John T. Phipps, co-editor of the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm newsletter.
Editor’s Comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich International and Immigration Law, December 2019 An introduction to the issue by Lewis F. Matuszewich.
Editor’s Comments By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, December 2019 A note from the editor, Richard D. Hannigan.