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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.
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.
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.
The Longest Serving Illinois Judge Retires By Hon. Alfred 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 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 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.
Recent appointments and retirements January 2019 Recent changes to Illinois' judiciary.
Relief at Last By Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier September 2019 The Illinois Supreme Court has taken a major step forward in its ongoing effort to provide the residents of the state with a judicial process that is efficient, effective, and fair.
Restorative justice: An overview By Janna M. Miller Midura & Elizabeth Bleakley June 2019 What is restorative justice? Does it work, and is it a helpful tool for society?
Stepping Up May Need to Step Out By Michael G. Cortina September 2019 While it is very common for an attorney to "step up" for the attorney of record in a case, should this practice even exist?
Strong women in law: A reflection on the WBAI Annual Dinner By Niharika Reddy July 2019 Reflections on the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Annual Dinner, which was held on May 30.
Thoughts on human nature and attorney discipline By Hon. Steve Pacey, (ret.) January 2019 Hon. Steve Pacey (ret.) reflects on the disciplinary process.

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