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2019 Articles

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?
Restoring Civility: It’s On Us By Rachel Gewurz November 2019 A law student's perspective of the Illinois Judges Foundation Reception.
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.
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.
Working together to increase awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness By Sandra Blake July 2019 The Mental Health Section Council is looking to increase awareness and reduce stigma of mental health issues and treatment, and welcomes any ideas.