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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.
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 Agricultural Law, March 2021 The IRS has expanded the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to all taxpayers who can verify their identity.
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.
And Now There Are Only Lawyers By Mary L. Milano Government Lawyers, February 2021 Reflections on change and progress.
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.
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 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: ‘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.’
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.
Business Losses Because of COVID Insurance Coverage By Howard W. Feldman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, February 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.
Business Losses Because of COVID Insurance Coverage By Howard W. Feldman Construction Law, February 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.
Call for Articles Elder Law, January 2021 Information on submitting articles for the newsletter.
Can a GAL Obtain Information From Counselors or Not? By Ann R. Pieper Child Law, January 2021 A look at whether a guardian ad litem may speak to a counselor after a court has ordered the litigants to obtain counseling.
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Case Briefs Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2021 Summaries of recent cases of interest to alternative dispute resolution practitioners.
Case Names and Holdings Insurance Law, January 2021 A list of the cases in this issue, arranged alphabetically, and their holdings.
Case Summary (Re: Buyer’s Attorney’s Duties) By Joseph Fortunato Real Estate Law, February 2021 Crawford v. Hayen, et al. involves a legal malpractice claim against a law firm brought by a buyer of a condominium unit.
Case Summary (Tenant? Licensee? Trespasser? Possession Rights Reviewed) By Joseph Fortunato Real Estate Law, January 2021 A summary and analysis of Dix v. Edelman Financial Services, et al.
Case Summary: 21 Kristin Condominium Ass’n v. Pioneer By Joseph Fortunato Real Estate Law, January 2021 The case of 21 Kristin Condominium Association v. Pioneer provides an interesting discussion of common law duties of those who, in the course of business, provide false information for the guidance of prospective purchasers of condominium units.
Case Summary: Mary Doherty v. Country Faire Conversion Real Estate Law, January 2021 A summary and analysis of Mary Doherty v. Country Faire Conversion, LLC, which involved an LLC membership interest that was foreclosed on and the interest holder's rights afterward.
Chair’s Column By Sally K. Kolb Family Law, February 2021 A note from the chair, Sally K. Kolb.
Chair’s Column Family Law, January 2021 A note from the chair, Sally K. Kolb.
Chair’s Column By Missy Greathouse Alternative Dispute Resolution, January 2021 A note from the chair, Missy Greathouse.
Chair’s Column: Looking Back and Looking Forward By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, February 2021 A note from the chair, Cindy G. Buys.
Chair’s Corner By Julia Jensen Smolka Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, January 2021 A note from the chair, Julia Jensen Smolka.
Co-Editors’ Note By Mary Ann Connelly & Stanley R. Kaminski State and Local Taxation, February 2021 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, January 2021 An introduction to the issue from the co-editors, Mary Ann Connelly and Stanley R. Kaminski.
Co-Parenting During COVID-19 By Amy Silberstein Child Law, January 2021 An overview of some new and unexpected co-parenting challenges as a result of COVID-19 and advice on how to handle them.

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