Calling all government attorneysJanuary 2001The ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers wants to include you in its constituency. Historically, neither the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission nor the Illinois State Bar Association has maintained data with respect to those attorneys engaged in government practice.
Domestic Violence Clinic Sponsors Advocate Training ProgramDecember 2001On July 13, 2001, the Domestic Violence Clinic at the Southern Illinois University School of Law, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois State Bar Association, sponsored a domestic violence advocate training seminar at the law school in Carbondale, Illinois.
Important eavesdropping updateBy Celia G. GamrathApril 2001In the last issue of the YLD Newsletter, we published an article titled "The Law on Eavesdropping."
Marty Castro Creates Footsteps Worth FollowingBy Javier ZamoraDecember 2001As a successful attorney, leader, and inspiration to young and seasoned lawyers alike, Martin R. Castro ("Marty") has had an appreciable impact on others and his community.
The medical malpractice health professional’s reportBy Laura CaldwellJanuary 2001Section 2-622 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides that the plaintiff's attorney in any medical malpractice action must attach to her complaint both an affidavit certifying that she consulted with a qualified health care professional who believes there is a reasonable and meritorious cause for the filing of the case and a copy of that health professional's written report setting forth the reasons for his determination. 735 ILCS 5/2-622 (West 1999).
Opening your own law practiceBy Kimberly J. AndersonApril 2001I opened up my own practice in October. I went through a myriad of emotions, from the cold night sweats to the exhilaration of having my own practice.
Rule 213—disclosure of opinion testimonyBy Eric LongJanuary 2001Since 1996, attorneys have been lulled into a belief that Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213(g) would alleviate the problems with pretrial disclosure of expert witnesses.