Discovery and the Fifth Amendment
The Self-Incrimination Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says: "No person ... shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself."
An Illinois lawyer in Romania’s Constitutional Court
Among the other trips I took as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Bucharest in Romania last spring, I paid a visit to the Romanian Constitutional Court. Housed in the southeast corner of the enormous Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, the Romanian Constitutional Court dates from the country's ratification of a post-Communist constitution in 1991
ISBA sets ADR program for midyear meeting
The CLE Committee of the ISBA has approved a fantastic program on mediation sponsored jointly by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council, the Bench-Bar Section Council, the Civil Practice Section Council, and the Family Law Section Council set for Thursday, December 12, 2002, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel during the midyear meeting. Make plans now to attend and watch for further announcements.
Navqi v. Rossiello: an IRS malpractice trap for the unwary practitioner
The appellate court recently determined that an attorney and law firm representing an employee who successfully recovered damages for retaliatory discharge may be pursued for malpractice in failing to properly advise the client of the taxability of the proceeds from the settlement, despite a somewhat unsettled legal climate concerning the taxability of such proceeds at the time the advice was rendered
Service of process by special order of court
Under 735 ILCS 5/2-203.1, a plaintiff may seek leave of the court to serve the defendant by special order of court if the plaintiff has diligently but unsuccessfully attempted to serve the defendant personally or by abode service.