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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Tort Law Section

  • To enhance the knowledge and professional capabilities of lawyers who devote their time to the practice of tort law in all its substantive branches both on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants;
  • To disseminate current tort law information, such as proposed legislation and case law to members and explain any impact it may have on members’ tort practices;
  • To educate tort practitioners in the substantive branches of tort law through continuing legal education programs Tort Trends publications, and use of its listservs;
  • To promote diversity among its membership;
  • To encourage mentoring programs in conjunction with the young lawyers division encouraging and offering advise to younger lawyers desiring to investigate the practice of tort law;
  • To promote and encourage the professional, civil, and ethical practice of tort law at all times; and
  • To promote improvements in the tort system, to protect the rights of tort litigants, and ensure the administration of justice.

(approved by the Section Council on October 15, 2010)

Recent Related Cases

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Negligence  |  C.D. Ill.

Guerrero v. BNSF Railway Co., No. 19-1187 (July 17, 2019) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Due Process  |  1st Dist.

People v. Lucas, 2019 IL App (1st) 160501 (July 9, 2019) Cook Co., 2d Div, (HYMAN) Reversed and remanded.

Federal 7th Circuit / Civil

Expert Witness  |  S.D. Ill

Clark v. River Metals Recycling, LLC, Nos. 18-3034 & 18-3141 Cons. (July 2, 2019) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Tort Immunity Act

Reyes v. The Board of Education of the City of Chicago, 2019 IL App (1st) 180593 (June 30, 2019) Affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Tort Immunity Act  |  1st Dist.

Brown v. The City of Chicago, 2019 IL App (1st) 181594 (June 28, 2019) Cook Co., 1st Div, (MIKVA) Reversed.

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2014-15 Tort Law Dinner following a Section Council meeting

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