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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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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 You Interested? By Jessica Patchik Family Law, March 2021 Effective January 1, 2021, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services stopped accounting for interest on child support arrearages.
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Balancing Your Job & New Role as Home School Monitor By Marissa Spencer Government Lawyers, February 2021 Tips for working parents to better balance work and assisting children with remote learning.
Bank Suffers Wire Transfer Trauma By Michael Weissman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, April 2021 A summary and analysis of In re Citibank August 11, 2020 Wire Transfers.
Better Self-Editing Through Technology By Daniel Kay Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2021 Tips and software recommendation for reviewing and editing your own writing.
The Biden Administration’s Criminal Justice Plan Modeling the SAFE Justice Act and Other Ramblings on a Modern Criminal Justice Reform By Glenn Gaffney Human and Civil Rights, March 2021 A look at President Biden's criminal justice reform plan.
Blood Test Admissible Under Business Record By James Stern Traffic Laws and Courts, February 2021 A look at the admissibility of blood test results in aggravated DUI cases.
Book Review: ‘A Promised Land’ By Bradley S. Le Boeuf Senior Lawyers, March 2021 A review of Barack Obama's book, 'A Promised Land.'
Book Review: ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ By Alice L. Sackett Women and the Law, February 2021 A summary and review of the book ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.’
Brace for Impact: How the Department of Children and Family Services Should Adopt Federal Aviation Administration Investigation Procedures By Mary Kate Roesch Child Law, March 2021 A look at the lessons the Department of Children and Family Services could learn from the Federal Aviation Administration.
A Brief Discussion of Inherited IRAs and Non-Modifiable Maintenance By Stephanie A. Capps Family Law, January 2021 Summaries and analyses of two important cases: In re Marriage of Dahm-Schell and In re Marriage of Dynako.
Bring Your Clients Value and Don’t Get in Trouble Doing It By Angela Evans Child Law, January 2021 A divorce attorney's approach to resolving a domestic relations problem is crucial to the future emotional and financial health of the family.
Bringing the Dark Into the Light: Eradicating Sexual Misconduct in the Courthouse to Foster a Legal Community That Promotes Respect, Safety, and Equality By Lindsay B. Coleman, Judge Debra B. Walker, & Kelly T. Bennett Women and the Law, March 2021 As we move into 2021, sexual misconduct needs to be brought into the light so it can be eradicated to foster a legal community that promotes respect, safety, and equality.
Bringing the Dark Into the Light: Eradicating Sexual Misconduct in the Courthouse to Foster a Legal Community That Promotes Respect, Safety, and Equality By Lindsay B. Coleman, Judge Debra B. Walker, & Kelly T. Bennett Bench and Bar, March 2021 As we move into 2021, sexual misconduct needs to be brought into the light so it can be eradicated to foster a legal community that promotes respect, safety, and equality.
Business Losses Because of COVID Insurance Coverage By Howard W. Feldman Business Advice and Financial Planning, April 2021 Insurance coverage is based upon the specific language of the policy and coverage for loss of business income will not exist if the policy does not clearly allow for it, even if the policy is referred to as an all-risk policy.

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