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The newsletter of the ISBA’s Bench & Bar Section

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Newsletter Articles From 2019

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.
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.
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.
Recent appointments and retirements February 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements January 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Thoughts on human nature and attorney discipline By Hon. Steve Pacey, (ret.) January 2019 Hon. Steve Pacey (ret.) reflects on the disciplinary process.
Top 10 tips for an effective settlement conference By Hon. Anna M. Benjamin February 2019 While there are few guidelines for conducting settlement conferences with the judge in civil cases, there are ways to make a settlement conference more effective.
Understanding the requirements for adult guardianships By Hon. Anna M. Benjamin February 2019 Effective January 1, 2019, the Probate Act gives spouses, adult grandchildren, parents, and adult siblings the right to petition for visitation with adults over whom guardianship has been established.