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Tort Law

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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

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Medical Malpractice  |  1st Dist.

Lee v. Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center, LLC, 018 IL App (1st) 171344 (July 16, 2018) Cook Co., 1st Div, (HARRIS) Reversed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Jurisdiction  |  2d Dist.

Mehalko v. Doe, 2018 IL App (2d) 170788 (July 10, 2018) Winnebago Co. (SPENCE) Affirmed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Malicious Prosecution  |  1st Dist.

Grundhoffer v. Sorin, 2018 IL App (1st) 171068 (July 9, 2018) Cook Co., 1st Div, (HARRIS) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Legal Malpractice  |  5th Dist.

Nichols v. Fahrenkamp, 2018 IL App (5th) 160316 (July 9, 2018) Madison Co. (CATES) Reversed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Jury Instructions  |  1st Dist.

Douglas v. Arlington Park Racecourse, LLC, 2018 IL App (1st) 162962 (June 29, 2018) Cook Co., 4th Div. (ELLIS) Reversed and remanded with directions.

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2014-15 Tort Law Dinner following a Section Council meeting

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