Rules Governing the Legal Profession and Judiciary in Illinois is now published by the ISBA! Keep up-to-date on all of the recent rule changes with this handy reference book that conveniently brings together all of the rules governing the legal profession and judiciary in Illinois.
In This Issue…
- What traits make for a good lawyer? What about a good judge?
It turns out that good lawyers and good judges share what it takes to distinguish themselves and stand out among their peers. Their “good” traits are not so different from one another and are interchangeable, reciprocal, and mutual. That is, traits befitting a good lawyer apply with equal force to a good judge.
- The ideal standing order: What should be included?
A list of rules and procedures that should be included in a standing order in every Illinois trial courtroom.
- To arbitrate or to not arbitrate—That is the question
If a party decides arbitration is its preferred method of dispute resolution there are also a number of things it should consider in terms of how it drafts and negotiates an arbitration provision in any contract it enters into.
- Madison County Domestic Violence Accountability Court
June 1, 2017 marked one year since Madison County launched the Domestic Violence Accountability Court (DVAC)-- a specialty court that aims to address the challenging issues domestic violence presents in the justice system.
- The Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Rizo suggests employers can pay women less than men for the same job based on prior salary
In April, the Ninth Circuit held in Rizo v. Yovino that prior salary could be used to justify differences in compensation as a “factor other than sex” if the use of prior salary is reasonable and supports a business policy without running afoul of the Equal Pay Act.
- Recent appointments and retirements
Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
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