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2015 Articles

Recent Appointments and Retirements April 2015 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements March 2015 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements January 2015 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Remembering Tom Fitz By Hon. Gino DiVito, (Ret.) December 2015 Judge Geno DiVito shares his memories of former Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald.
Section news April 2015 Find out what new position Judge Diane Lagoski (who also serves as Chair of the ISBA's Bench & Bar Section) has been appointed to.
Supreme Court Rule changes: 2015 end-of-year report By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier December 2015 A brief summary of the recent significant changes to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules.
Supreme Court Rule changes: End-of-year report By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier January 2015 Details on the amendments to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules.
Supreme Court Rule changes: Mid-year report By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier July 2015 Significant amendments approved in 2015.
Time to rethink absolute prosecutorial discretion? By Evan Bruno September 2015 The only thing preventing our prosecution for the crimes we commit—yes, you and I both commit crimes—is the prosecutor’s total discretion.
What does a personal injury plaintiff have to plead to seek punitive damages against a drunk driver? By Sean C. Burke April 2015 Given the recent decision in Farris v. Sullivan, when a drunk driver injures a plaintiff in a car crash and later pleads guilty to DUI, the plaintiff should be permitted to seek punitive damages at trial.
Why do pro bono work? By James A. Clark & Edward Casmere September 2015 A look at some of the reasons to provide pro bono work.

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