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In This Issue…
- Lawyer Lincoln: A lesson in character
For Lincoln, the cultivation of a good moral character was the standard by which he practiced law. It should be our ultimate standard as well.
- Cook County Judge Debra Walker is first judge to receive NCBF Excellence Award
Judge Walker is the third person and first judge to receive this award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to law-related philanthropy.
- More will come!
There are certain laws, rules, conventions and practices that most lawyers are aware of and follow - sometimes referred to as “Hornbook Law.” Courts normally do not look at these established tenets of the law. However, when they do all bets may be off.
- Do corporations need an attorney in administrative review hearings?
The Supreme Court, in Stone Street Partners, LLC, v. The City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, specifically declined to decide whether a corporation must be represented at an administrative hearing by a licensed attorney.
- There is no bright line test for the admission of alcohol in a civil case
When we hear BAC is beyond a certain level the reaction is the alcohol should automatically be admitted to show impairment. This rush to admit this evidence is not the law.
- Recent Appointments and Retirements
Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Civil Practice Update - Fall 2019
November 8 | Chicago, Webcast
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