Articles From 2020

Chair’s Column By Michael Strauss Family Law, March 2020 A note from the chair, Michael Strauss.
Chair’s Column By Melissa Carter Corporate Law Departments, February 2020 A note from the chair, Melissa Carter.
Chair’s Column By Michael Strauss Family Law, February 2020 A note from the chair, Michael Strauss.
Chair’s Column By Michael Strauss Family Law, January 2020 A note from the chair, Michael Strauss.
Chair’s Column: A Tribute to the Notorious RBG By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, December 2020 A note from the chair, Cindy G. Buys.
Chair’s Column: Back to School Time? By Sally K. Kolb Family Law, August 2020 A note from the chair, Sally K. Kolb.
Chair’s Column: Mental Health Impacts of COVID 19 on the New Normal for Family Law By Sally K. Kolb Family Law, July 2020 A note from the chair, Sally K. Kolb.
Chair’s Column: Solo and Small Firms Matter By Carl R. Draper General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2020 A note from the chair on the importance of small law firms.
Chair’s Corner By Justin Weisberg Construction Law, December 2020 A note from the chair, Justin Weisberg.
Chair’s Note By Stephen Iden Law Related Education for the Public, June 2020 A note from the chair, Stephen Iden.
Challenging the Constitutionality of Ordering College Expenses By Ashley D. Davis General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2020 In Yakich v. Aulds, the Illinois Supreme Court was faced with the claim that section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Change Can Be Good By Judge Michael Chmiel Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, September 2020 A note from the editor, Judge Michael Chmiel.
The Changing Landscape of Digital Marketing: What Lawyers Need to Know By Greg Wildman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, January 2020 To understand the changes in digital marketing, it is important to know what your digital assets are and how these digital assets can increase your law firm’s value and ultimately drive your success on the internet.
Checklist for Trustees Under the New Illinois Trust Code By Daniel P. Felix Elder Law, March 2020 A checklist of some key provisions of the new Illinois Trust Code to help trustees get up to speed quickly.
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Forms Racial Justice Coalition By Azar Alexander, Chastidy Burns, & Kenny Matuszewski Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, September 2020 A look at the Racial Justice Coalition formed by the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section in response to the devastating loss of so many lives at the hands of law enforcement.
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Forms Racial Justice Coalition By Azar Alexander, Chastidy Burns, & Kenny Matuszewski Young Lawyers Division, September 2020 A look at the Racial Justice Coalition formed by the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section in response to the devastating loss of so many lives at the hands of law enforcement.
Chicago Netflix Tax Upheld By Michael J. Smoron Local Government Law, February 2020 In Labell v. City of Chicago, the appellate court upheld the city’s amusement tax on streaming video, streaming audio, and online gaming services.
Chicken Dinner Warrants Recusal? Not So Fast! By David W. Inlander & Ronald D. Menna, Jr. Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, April 2020 An analysis of judicial recusal.
Chicken Dinner Warrants Recusal? Not So Fast! By David W. Inlander & Ronald D. Menna, Jr. Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2020 An analysis of judicial recusal.
Chicken Dinner Warrants Recusal? Not So Fast! By David W. Inlander & Ronald D. Menna, Jr. Bench and Bar, March 2020 An analysis of judicial recusal.
Chief Justice Anne M. Burke Convenes Illinois Mental Health Task Force Virtual Summit Mental Health Law, October 2020 Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne Burke's opening remarks from the Illinois Mental Health Task Force Virtual Summit.
Cities Legislate Employee Rights in Response to COVID-19 By Julie Trester & Jeremy Glenn Labor and Employment Law, June 2020 COVID-19 is leading to municipal legislation in the employment context and the impact of the crisis on employee rights could be substantial.
City of Springfield v. I.W.C.C., 2020 IL App (4th) 190817 WC-U By Matteo Rago Workers' Compensation Law, November 2020 A summary and analysis of City of Springfield v. I.W.C.C., which addresses the following three questions: (1) what is required to provide an employer with notice of a work-related accident within 45 days; (2) what constitutes a work-related accident; and (3) whether claimant suffered a workplace injury.
Civil Mental Health Hearings in the Age of COVID-19: Some Suggestions for Improvement By Veronique Baker Mental Health Law, May 2020 During the COVID-19 shut down, most civil court matters have been continued—with the exception of domestic violence cases, bond hearings, juvenile matters, and civil mental health hearings.
Civility, Sincerity, and Other Compelling Negotiation Concepts: Tips From an American President By Edward Casmere Bench and Bar, October 2020 Kennedy’s inaugural address as president of the United States in 1961 provided a number of timeless insights on negotiation.
Claimant Is Unable to Prove That Employer Knowingly Failed to Provide Workers’ Compensation Coverage on Accident Date By Candice E. Drew Workers' Compensation Law, August 2020 In American Kitchen Delights, Inc., v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, the appellate court reversed the lower court's decision, holding that the respondent knowingly failed to comply with insurance mandates in the Workers' Compensation Act.
Client Alert: Force Majeure Clauses in Construction and Other Commercial Contracts in the Age of COVID-19 By Adam C. Toosley & Zachary K. Iacovino Construction Law, April 2020 As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to cause major disruptions in the daily lives of people and businesses around the world, it is only natural that concerns would be raised regarding performance under many contracts—including construction contracts.
Co-Editors’ Note By Mary Ann Connelly & Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, December 2020 An introduction to the issue from the co-editors, Mary Ann Connelly and Stanley R. Kaminski.
Co-Editors’ Note By Mary Ann Connelly & Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, November 2020 An introduction to the issue from the co-editors, Mary Ann Connelly and Stanley R. Kaminski.
Co-Editors’ Note By Mary Ann Connelly & Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, October 2020 An introduction to the issue from the co-editors, Mary Ann Connelly and Stanley R. Kaminski.

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