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Bench & Bar
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar Section

September
2016
, vol.
47
, no.
2

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In This Issue…

  • Judge’s side of the bench
    Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner shares her thoughts as she marks her 32nd year on the bench.
  • I know it when I see it
    Although Illinois has anti-sexual harassment legislation in place, due to society’s recent awareness of the transgender community there is a rising tide of sexual harassment issues that are becoming more prevalent and need to be addressed.
  • Criminal trials in Britain
    Retired Judge Alfred Swanson recently observed a courtroom in Oxford, England and reports on how the proceedings differ from our own in Illinois.
  • The Second District avoids causing new ripples in the common law “test the waters” doctrine
    While the Illinois appellate courts continue to disagree as to whether the “test the waters” doctrine may serve as a basis for denying a motion for substitution of judge, both the Supreme Court and the Second District have signaled that, when considering a Section 2-1001 motion, trial court judges should consider whether the circumstances indicate that a party is seeking to gain a tactical advantage through gamesmanship and judge-shopping.
  • To be or not to be—Is that the question?
    Author Barb Crowder, a recent victim of identity theft, shares practical advice for those unlucky enough to have a similar experience.
  • Recent appointments and retirements
    Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.

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