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Another unfair Chicago enforcement practice By Michael J. Maslanka April 2019 A summary of Kooperman v. City of Chicago, et al.
Before you run, know the rules and prepare yourself … it may be a bumpy ride! By Judge April G. Troemper & Peter L. Rotskoff June 2019 For decades, scholars, professors, members of the judiciary, and the legal community have questioned whether judges should be elected by the public or be appointed based on merit.
Bench & Bar addresses attacks on the rule of law By David W. Inlander January 2019 A note from the chair of the Bench & Bar Section Council, David W. Inlander.
Bench & Bar Section Council year in review 2018-19: Reflections from the chair By David W. Inlander June 2019 A note from the outgoing chair, David W. Inlander.
Blown out of proportion By Michael G. Cortina May 2019 Crystal Lake Limited Partnership v. Baird & Warner Residential Sales, Inc. provides an interesting reminder regarding fee-shifting clauses and how courts should enforce them.
Burned out? Overwhelmed? Meet Dr. Diana Uchiyama and the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program By Mary F. Petruchius May 2019 An interview with Dr. Diana Uchiyama, the executive director of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program.
Caveat Venditor: Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Revocation of Acceptance Rights, Remedies, and Obligations for Buyers and Sellers in Landmark Decision By Zoe Wolkowitz & Edward Casmere November 2019 In September, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling affording greater protection to buyers of substantially nonconforming goods under Illinois’ adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code in Accettura v. Vacationland.
Crisis? National emergency? For Illinois lawyers, it’s time to address a serious issue By David W. Inlander March 2019 A note from the chair, David W. Inlander.
Deal or No Deal By Albert E. Durkin November 2019 A summary of Tielke v. Auto Owners Insurance Co., which involves mistakes made by both a trial judge and a plaintiff’s attorney as well as a possible ethical violation by a defense counsel.
Efficiency, economy, and consistency: 2018-2019 amendments to the Federal Rules By Erin Gasparka January 2019 The 2018-2019 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure communicate a steady resolve to have the Rules evolve with the times through principles of efficiency, economy, and consistency.  
Evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions: A quick refresher By Michael J. Maslanka February 2019 Armstead v. National Freight, Inc. provides a good explanation of the differences between evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions.
Hello Dubai By Hon. Patrick J. Leston, (ret.) March 2019 Hon. Patrick J. Leston's account of his recent trip to Dubai.
Help is on the way By E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. May 2019 A look at Judge John Pavich's life and unique path from CIA officer to judge.
In honor of Miss Minor By Adrienne W. Albrecht July 2019 The path for women in the practice of law is not easy.
An inappropriate mediator By Hon. Michael S. Jordan, (ret.) May 2019 Judge Michael Jordan (ret.) reflects on his his experience during a mediation he attended for one of his relatives.
The Intermediary Program – A 40-year uncompleted project of the Illinois State Bar Association By Michael S. Jordan February 2019 An overview of The Intermediary Program.
An Interview With the Chief Justice By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) November 2019 Justice Anne Burke has set some very clear goals for her three-year term as Illinois’ 121st chief justice.
Justice Karmeier Retires By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) November 2019 A look at Justice Lloyd Karmeier's accomplishments.
Justice Stevens: The Great Contrarian By Justice Michael B. Hyman November 2019 Justice Stevens’s extreme number of concurrences and dissents has left a robust trail that attests to his determination to be his own person.
The Longest Serving Illinois Judge Retires By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, (ret.) August 2019 Judge Matoesian entered judicial service on November 19, 1965, and served in Madison and Bond counties until his retirement—the longest tenure of any active judge in Illinois.
Meet Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, (ret.) July 2019 On July 1, Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer became the first woman to be chief judge in the 200-year history of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Recent Appointments and Retirements November 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent Appointments and Retirements September 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent Appointments and Retirements August 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements July 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements June 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements May 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements April 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements March 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements February 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.

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