Articles From 2024

2023 Environmental Statutes and Regulatory Amendments By William J. Anaya Environmental and Natural Resources Law, February 2024 Brief descriptions of new statutes, rules, and programs created by the Illinois General Assembly, the Office of the State Fire Marshall, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Pollution Control Board, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2023.
2024: New Year, New Laws By Thomas M. Connelly Young Lawyers Division, January 2024 Brief summaries of some of the new Illinois laws that are likely to impact attorneys and their clients.
211 Members of Congress Now Oppose the EATS Act By Bjorn Olafsson Food Law, February 2024 The federal bill that would gut states’ rights to regulate the way animals are farmed for meat is facing strong opposition
The 22nd Annual Environmental Law Conference: May 9 - 10, 2024 Environmental and Natural Resources Law, April 2024 An overview of the upcoming Environmental Law Conference, which will be held in Chicago from May 9-10.
5 Critical Missing Functionalities When Your Smartphone No Longer Functions By Kenneth Matuszewski Young Lawyers Division, January 2024 Five aspects of professional and personal life that may be impacted without an operating smartphone.
8 Alternative Protein Market Predictions for 2024 By Bjorn Olafsson Food Law, March 2024 The biggest trends to look out for as the alternative protein sector aims to further enshrine itself in mainstream eating habits.
8 Important Laws for Animals to Watch Out for in 2024 By Marlena Williams Animal Law, April 2024 The year ahead brings new legal challenges for animals and the advocates working to protect them.
ADA ‘Tester’ Standing Case Evades U.S. Supreme Court Review—For Now By Todd Rosenbaum & Sebastian Navarro Federal Civil Practice, February 2024 As the United States Supreme Court was on the cusp of resolving a circuit split concerning the propriety of “tester” standing under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the self-avowed ADA tester who was responsible for creating the circuit split by filing lawsuits in numerous jurisdictions voluntarily dismissed the case on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.
Adjudication vs. ADR in Family Law, in Search of Deeper Dialogue and Understanding By Sandra Crawford, J.D. Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2024 The model of conflict resolution a client uses to address their legal disputes can have a profound impact on things like how long they will be in process and how sustainable their outcomes will be.
Adjudication vs. ADR in Family Law: In Search of Deeper Dialogue and Understanding By Sandra Crawford Family Law, March 2024 Conflict resolution practitioners must be able to convey the benefits and drawbacks to different models of conflict resolution since the model a client uses to address disputes can have a profound impact on the process and outcome.
AI and Law: An Opportunity to Improve Legal Practice By Damien Riehl Bench and Bar, April 2024 Recent exponential leaps in advanced large language models have presented both opportunities and challenges that have the capacity to reshape the legal landscape.
AI and Law: An Opportunity to Improve Legal Practice By Damien Riehl Employee Benefits, March 2024 Recent exponential leaps in advanced large language models have presented both opportunities and challenges that have the capacity to reshape the legal landscape.
AI and Law: An Opportunity to Improve Legal Practice By Damien Riehl Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation, February 2024 Recent exponential leaps in advanced large language models have presented both opportunities and challenges that have the capacity to reshape the legal landscape.
AI and Law: An Opportunity to Improve Legal Practice By Damien Riehl Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2024 Recent exponential leaps in advanced large language models have presented both opportunities and challenges that have the capacity to reshape the legal landscape.
AI and Law: An Opportunity to Improve Legal Practice By Damien Riehl Administrative Law, February 2024 Recent exponential leaps in advanced large language models have presented both opportunities and challenges that have the capacity to reshape the legal landscape.
AI in Discovery? It’s Called TAR By George Bellas Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2024 Technology assisted review is a form of artificial intelligence in which the artificial intelligence machine learning assists in the review process by automatically reviewing, sorting, and classifying large volumes of documents based on whether the documents are likely responsive to discovery requests.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta, Elizabeth LaRocca, & Michael Lee Health Care Law, March 2024 Summaries of recent Illinois health care law cases.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta & Michael Lee Corporate Law Departments, January 2024 Summaries of recent Illinois health care law cases.
All the Latest Developments in Health Care Law By W. Eugene Basanta & Michael Lee Employee Benefits, January 2024 Summaries of recent Illinois health care law cases.
Animal Welfare and Climate Change: Intersections and Parallels Symposium Food Law, February 2024 An overview of the program at the upcoming Animal Welfare and Climate Change: Intersections and Parallels Symposium.
Annual ISBA YLD Wine Tasting Event By Caroline Mazurek Cozzi Young Lawyers Division, March 2024 A recap of the YLD wine tasting event.
Annual YLD Speed Networking Event By Olivia Basu Young Lawyers Division, March 2024 On March 1, 2024, nearly 100 young legal professionals gathered in the ISBA office in downtown Chicago for the annual speed networking event hosted by ISBA’s Young Lawyer’s Division.
Application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to General Personal Jurisdiction in Illinois (and Beyond?) By Carlos A. Vera & Daniel M. Yukich Civil Practice and Procedure, March 2024 In Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., the United States Supreme Court ruled that a state statute that requires foreign corporations conducting business in Pennsylvania to consent to general jurisdiction does not violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Artificial Intelligence and ADR By Judge Ann Breen-Greco Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2024 A brief overview of how artificial intelligence can assist in mediations.
Ban on Employment Non-Competes Fails in New York, But Federal Threat Looms By Troy Sphar & Jay Schleppenbach Corporate Law Departments, March 2024 Although non-competes have narrowly survived in New York, at least for now, their continued viability for business is likely to continue to be under fire.
Ban on Employment Non-Competes Fails in New York, But Federal Threat Looms By Troy Sphar & Jay Schleppenbach Business Advice and Financial Planning, March 2024 Although non-competes have narrowly survived in New York, at least for now, their continued viability for business is likely to continue to be under fire.
Ban on Employment Non-Competes Fails in New York, But Federal Threat Looms By Troy Sphar & Jay Schleppenbach Business and Securities Law, February 2024 Although non-competes have narrowly survived in New York, at least for now, their continued viability for business is likely to continue to be under fire.
Bankruptcy Sale or Termination of Copyrights. Which One Rules? By Beverly A. Berneman & Victoria R. Lieberman Intellectual Property, March 2024 A battle between a record company and the members and heirs of a famous rap group is brewing in the Southern District of Florida. The primary issue is whether an author’s ability to terminate a transfer of rights under the Copyright Act is negated by a bankruptcy court order permitting a sale of the author’s works.
Bevis v. City of Naperville and the Current State of the Second Amendment By Benjamin Lawson Criminal Justice, March 2024 An overview of how we arrived at our present state of ambiguity about the second amendment’s scope and what the seventh circuit’s recent ruling in Bevis v. City of Naperville can tell us, if anything, about where we’re headed.
Beware of AI Pitfalls By Michael Strauss Family Law, January 2024 An artificial intelligence-generated article about a non-existent Illinois Supreme Court Rule, which serves as a cautionary tale for attorneys to do their own research and not blindly rely on anything generated by AI.