Articles From 2020

Biometrics and Business Re-Opening in Light of COVID-19 By Lauren Caisman & Patrick DePoy Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2020 While Illinois courts implement various temperature screening methods in re-opening for in-person hearings and other court services, any private entity—which includes individuals—must take particular heed of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in looking to do the same.
Black History Month Elder Law, February 2020 February celebrates Black History Month, which began as Negro History Week in 1926.
The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Workplace By Corina Valderrama Labor and Employment Law, August 2020 A look at what companies around the country are doing in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Blind Encounter Access Barriers on IDES Web Page and in Vote by Mail Plan By Patti Gregory-Chang Local Government Law, August 2020 A look at how COVID-19 is worsening the issues blind Illinoisans encounter.
Blind Encounter Access Barriers on IDES Web Page and in Vote by Mail Plan By Patti Gregory-Chang Government Lawyers, August 2020 A look at how COVID-19 is worsening the issues blind Illinoisans encounter.
Blind Encounter Access Barriers on IDES Web Page and in Vote by Mail Plan By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, July 2020 A look at how COVID-19 is worsening the issues blind Illinoisans encounter.
A Book Review and Inspiration for 2020—’You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life’ By Natali Thomas Young Lawyers Division, January 2020 A review of Jen Sincere's book, 'You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.'
Book Review of ‘IICLE Child Support and Maintenance Calculation Guide’ by Nancy Chausow Shafer and Margaret Bennett By Marie Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, January 2020 A review of the new IICLE handbook, 'Child Support and Maintenance Calculation Guide.'
Book Review: ‘American Dirt’ By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2020 A review of the 2019 book 'American Dirt' by Jeanine Cummins
Book Review: ‘Bad Blood’ By Gary T. Rafool Intellectual Property, February 2020 A review of the book 'Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup' by John Carreyrou.
Book Review: ‘Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World’ By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, September 2020 A summary of the 2019 book 'Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World' by Phillip Mudd.
Book Review: ‘The Only Woman in The Room’ By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, November 2020 A review of the book 'The Only Woman in the ROom' by Marie Benedict.
Book Review: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, March 2020 A review of the book 'Where the Crawdads Sing.'
Boosting Immunity By Dan Breen Human Rights, June 2020 Actionable advice for staying healthy during COVID-19.
Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Human Rights, June 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Young Lawyers Division, June 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Real Estate Law, May 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
Bostock: The Textualism Fights By Aaron B. Maduff Federal Civil Practice, September 2020 On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that sexual orientation discrimination in employment is prohibited by Title VII in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc., v. Zarda.
Brexit & Intellectual Property By Rachel Havard Intellectual Property, September 2020 The UK has left the EU, so what lies ahead for EU trademarks and Community designs, especially from a UK perspective?
California Superior Court Enforces Federal Forum Selection Provision Under California Law By David Kotler, Joshua D.N. Hess, & Brian C. Raphel Corporate Law Departments, October 2020 A California state court recently enforced a Delaware corporation’s bylaw requiring shareholders to bring federal securities claims under the 1933 Securities Act in an appropriate federal forum, demonstrating that courts outside of Delaware will enforce such provisions.
California Voters Approve the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 By Aaron W. Brooks Intellectual Property, December 2020 On November 3, 2020 California voters approved Proposition 24, causing the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 to become law when the California Secretary of State has certified the election results. The new law is a significant expansion of the already enacted California Consumer Privacy Act. While much of CPRA will not become operative until 2023, several key provisions become effective right away. Perhaps most importantly, California now has the funding and mechanics available to create the new California Privacy Protection Agency. The new agency will have the power to interpret the California Consumer Privacy Act and to enforce its requirements.
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