Articles From 2021

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10 Simple Ways to Celebrate Women This Month By Jenn Luczkowiak Women and the Law, March 2021 Simple yet significant ways to celebrate women in March.
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102nd General Assembly Legislation Update of State & Local Tax Bills (Spring 2021) By Daniel Heywood & David Kupiec State and Local Taxation, June 2021 Brief summaries of state and local tax bills.
2020 Changemaker: Kenya Jenkins-Wright By Kristen Printz Women and the Law, February 2021 Kenya Jenkins-Wright was an inspiration long before she received the Illinois Bar Foundation 2020 Changemaker Award.
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2020-2021: A Time of Terror and Great Challenges to the Legal Community and Beyond: Past, Present, and Future By Sharon Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, January 2021 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Sharon Eiseman.
The 2021 Annual ‘Women Everywhere’ Education Day Courtroom Tours for High School Students Were a Virtual & Real Success By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, July 2021 An overview of the Women Everywhere Education Day courtroom tours.
2021 Guardianship Changes By Leonard F. Berg & Heather E. Voorn Trusts and Estates, September 2021 An overview of the amendments to the guardianship process arising from Senate Bill 80 and other public acts adopted in 2021.
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2021 Illinois State Bar Association Annual Update on Immigration Law and Practice: A General Overview and Current Outlook By Scott D. Pollock & Tejas Shah International and Immigration Law, March 2021 An overview of the current landscape of immigration law.
2021 Rural Ramblings and Thoughts By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2021 Musings from the editor, Jeffrey A. Mollet.
2021 Spring Legislation – Criminal, Traffic, Juvenile, Animal By Steve Baker Criminal Justice, September 2021 Summaries of recent legislation of interest to criminal law practitioners.
2021 State Legislative Summary By Phil Milsk Education Law, August 2021 Summaries of new education laws signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker in summer 2021.
50 Hyproverbs By Justice Michael Hyman Bench and Bar, July 2021 A list of "hyproverbs" that offer advice about the legal profession.
1 comment (Most recent August 11, 2021)
Accepting a Kinship Under the Law: Advocates for Animals in Criminal and Civil Proceedings By Carolyn Quinn Animal Law, February 2021 Illinois House Bill 3995, which is pending in the Illinois General Assembly, would allow the appointment of animal advocates in cases involving the injury, health, or safety of a cat or dog.
The Addition of ‘Necessary’ Third-Party Defendants in Dissolution Matters By Michael A. Haber & Jamie L. Ross Family Law, June 2021 Dissolution proceedings frequently involve determinations of the value and nature of assets that one party may hold jointly or severally with a person or entity that is not a party to the case.
An ‘Aha!’ Moment Leads to a Personal Crossroads: Deconstructing the Meaning of ‘Belonging’ and ‘Be Longing’ By Sharon Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, September 2021 Reflections on what it means to belong.
All Taxpayers Are Now Eligible for Identity Protection PINs By Paul Meints Trusts and Estates, June 2021 The IRS has expanded the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to all taxpayers who can verify their identity.
All Taxpayers Are Now Eligible for Identity Protection PINs By Paul Meints Elder Law, April 2021 The IRS has expanded the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to all taxpayers who can verify their identity.
All Taxpayers Are Now Eligible for Identity Protection PINs By Paul Meints Agricultural Law, March 2021 The IRS has expanded the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to all taxpayers who can verify their identity.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta & Justine Newman Health Care Law, September 2021 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta, Grace Miller, & Justine Newman Health Care Law, June 2021 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 2021 Summaries of recent federal and Illinois health care cases.
Altered Criminal Court Proceedings in an Unprecedented Era: What Is New, How it Is Working, & Practices We May Keep in the Post-Pandemic World By Hon. John O’Gara, Jr Law Related Education for the Public, January 2021 A look at the dramatic changes courtrooms in Illinois have made in response to COVID-19.
Amendment to Bill Adds Mandatory 6 Percent Prejudgment Interest to Personal Injury Judgments By Jenna K. DiJohn Young Lawyers Division, March 2021 House Amendment 2 to State Bill 72, passed by the Illinois House of Representatives on March 18, 2021, presumes to modify the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure to add a mandatory prejudgment interest fee of 6 percent per year for all judgments in personal injury cases filed in Illinois.
Amendment to Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Increases Damages for Violations of the Act By Mary Anne Gerstner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2021 An amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act was enacted into law in July 9, 2021.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 - Nontaxable Unemployment Benefits State and Local Taxation, April 2021 The federally enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a retroactive provision making the first $10,200 per taxpayer of 2020 unemployment benefits nontaxable for individuals with modified federal adjusted gross income of less than $150,000. 
And Now There Are Only Lawyers By Mary L. Milano Senior Lawyers, March 2021 Reflections on change and progress.
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And Now There Are Only Lawyers By Mary L. Milano Government Lawyers, February 2021 Reflections on change and progress.
Appellate Court Affirms Reasoning by Commission That Numerous Doctors With Multiple Medical Opinions Does Not Meet Burden of Proof Required to Compel Payment of Benefits By Timothy O’Gorman Workers’ Compensation Law, March 2021 The appellate court in Agbezouhlon v. IWCC modified in part and affirmed in part a decision of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, which found that claimant was injured on January 29, 2008, and reached maximum medical improvement on June 19, 2008.
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Arbitration for the Future Occurring in the Present By Hon. Michael S. Jordan Labor and Employment Law, April 2021 A look at virtual arbitration during COVID-19.
Are First Offender Drug Probation Sentences & Second Chance Probation Sentences Convictions? By Alan Downen Criminal Justice, March 2021 The successful completion of first offender drug probation or second chance probation results in the dismissal of charges without a conviction. But what is a defendant's status while still on probation?
Are Rumors of the Imminent Death of the Section 1031 Exchange Fact or Myth? By Donald Hyun Kiolbassa, JD,CPA Real Estate Law, September 2021 The 1031 exchange is a tax benefit that has been around for decades. While many administrations have attempted to topple this tax provision, they have failed.

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