Articles From 2020

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10 Tech Tips Every Lawyer Should Know By Christine Hunt Young Lawyers Division, March 2020 An outline of ten tips, tricks, and products to help lawyers practice more efficiently.
120 Years Later: The Juvenile Court in Illinois By Elizabeth Clarke Child Law, January 2020 Illinois led the world in establishing and protecting the rights of children when its first juvenile court was founded in 1899.
19 Ways to Manage Stress and Avoid Conflict While Staying Indoors By E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., Erin Clifford, & Michael B. Hyman Workers' Compensation Law, May 2020 A list of ways to help you manage the stress and potential interpersonal conflicts posed by COVID-19 confinement.
2019 Estimated Average Tax Rates for Selected Cook County Townships By Gary H. Smith State and Local Taxation, May 2020 A model chart to provide a certain assist in the estimation of future liabilities in these uncertain times.
2019 Legislative Update Part 2 By Phil Milsk Education Law, January 2020 Summaries of major bills relating to education that were signed into law in 2019.
2020 Resolutions Elder Law, January 2020 A list of possible resolutions for the year.
2020: Rough Times for the Coal Industry By John H. Henderson Mineral Law, June 2020 A look at the general health of and outlook for the Illinois coal industry in 2020.
5 Reasons Face-to-Face Networking Is Critical Now More Than Ever for Young Lawyers By Genevieve E. Niemann Young Lawyers Division, February 2020 Although electronic networking can save you time, it is no replacement for face-to-face communication to build your network.
5 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property By Kenneth Matuszewski Young Lawyers Division, January 2020 A primer on intellectual property law for young lawyers.
5 Things Senior Lawyers Should Know About Legal Cannabis By Thomas E. Howard Senior Lawyers, June 2020 Five facts about legal cannabis in Illinois.
$5.2 Million Dollar Verdict Awarded in Civil Rights Case By Ronald S. Langacker Human Rights, March 2020 A summary of Wrice v. Byrne, in which the jury awarded awarded $4 million in general damages against the city of Chicago, and $600,000 each in punitive damages against two police officers involved.
Abellan v. Lavelo Property Management, LLC: Is Rooney Right or Off His Rocker? By R. Kymn Harp Real Estate Law, June 2020 A response to Michael J. Rooney's article, Swing and a Miss: Seventh Circuit Ends Hitting Streak.
Accident During Commute Between Split Shifts Does Not Arise Out of and in the Course of Employment By Deborah A. Benzing Workers' Compensation Law, February 2020 A summary of Harris-Williams v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, in which an injured worker claimed she was a traveling employee and, therefore, the personal comfort doctrine applied.
Activities of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission By David F. Rolewick Business and Securities Law, June 2020 A look at the work the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission is currently doing.
ADA Permits Employers to Require Medical Examinations for Problematic Behavior By Fiona W. Ong Labor and Employment Law, June 2020 Two federal appellate courts in May 2020 affirmed the right of employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act to require a medical examination to assess an employee’s fitness for duty based upon troubling conduct.
Advantage Marketing Group, Inc. v. Keane: Seek a Waiver or Resign Before You Transact and Sign By Prof. Charles W. Murdock & Barbara Meneses Business and Securities Law, October 2020 When a shareholder in a closely held corporation becomes disaffected, it is not unusual that they take actions somewhat similar to those that the plaintiff pled the defendant took in Advantage Marketing Group, Inc. v. Keane.
Agency v. DCFS Adoption: An Adoptive Parent’s Perspective By Jessica N. Hudspeth Child Law, October 2020 Reflections on the adoption process from an adoptive parent.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Grace Miller Health Care Law, September 2020 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta & Grace Miller Health Care Law, June 2020 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Grace Miller Health Care Law, March 2020 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
AlphaTrust Soup By Michael J. Maslanka Senior Lawyers, March 2020 A look at the trusts that can be discussed with clients.
AlphaTrust Soup By Michael J. Maslanka General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2020 A look at the trusts that can be discussed with clients.
An Analysis of Sharpe v. Westmoreland By Emily Rapp Family Law, November 2020 Partners to a civil union now have standing to petition for parenting time as a result of the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling in Sharpe v. Westmoreland.
Annual Sexual Harassment Training Requirement Elder Law, February 2020 As part of the Illinois Human Rights Act, all employers in Illinois will now be required to provide annual anti-sexual harassment training to employees beginning in calendar year 2020.
Appeals Court Reinstates Suit Alleging Improper Borrowing by the State By Robert P. Osgood Government Lawyers, November 2020 On August 6, 2020, the appellate court overturned a circuit court ruling dismissing Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman’s lawsuit surrounding Illinois’ issuance of general obligation bonds in 2003 and 2017.
Appellate Court Upholds Tenured Teacher Dismissal for Misuse of Sick Leave By Robert P. Lyons Education Law, June 2020 In Crawley v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago, the appellate court upheld the dismissal of a tenured Chicago elementary school teacher for misuse of sick leave.
Appellate Court Vacates Orders, Remands for New Revocation Hearing By J. Brick Van Der Snick & Andrew Morris Traffic Laws and Courts, February 2020 In People v. Nemec, the defendant appealed an order revoking his court supervision, an entry of a conviction, and an order to pay fines and costs, arguing he was deprived of his right to be properly admonished of his rights to be represented by counsel at his revocation hearing.
Appellate Jurisdictional Issues Involving Non-Final/Interlocutory Orders: What Are They and How Can We Avoid Them? By Brad Elward Workers' Compensation Law, May 2020 In Montgomery v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, an appeal from a circuit court order based on a lack of jurisdiction was dismissed.
Appellate Update By Pat Graham Mental Health Law, June 2020 Summaries of recent appellate cases of interest to mental health law practitioners.
Appellate Update By Andreas Liewald Mental Health Law, February 2020 Summaries of recent appellate decisions of interest to mental health law practitioners.

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