Bar Briefs Feature Articles from 2012

Feature Articles / December 2012

Bankruptcy Litigation Tip: Cost-Shifting and Offers of Judgment
- by Michael W. Huseman, Esq.

Someone You Should Know: Jerry Day, A Quiet Man, a War Veteran, and Humility
- by Anthony Abear, Esq.

A Victory For Corporate America: Reactions to the Supreme Court’s Decision in Southern Union Co.
- by Elizabeth George

Family Law Lawyer: When Dad’s not Dad* (and vice versa)
- by Matt Shaw, Esq.

Practical Appeals Advice: Part Fourteen
- by Larry Wechter, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the December 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / November 2012

Practical Appeals Advice, Part Thirteen - Petitions for Rehearing & Petitions for Leave to Appeal
by Larry Wechter, Esq.

College of Law Launches New Certificate Programs in Criminal Practice and Civil Advocacy
by Kathleen Coles

Is a Duty of Care Owed to Pedestrians Outside Crosswalks in Illinois?
by Gerald Francis Connor III, Esq.

Public Participation v. Reputation: Where Does Illinois Stand
by Bryant Storm

Kane County Bar Foundation 2011-2012 Annual Report

Please click on this link to view the November 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / October 2012

Prairie State Legal Services
by Linda Rothnagel, Esq.

Just Imagine
by Bruce Strom, Esq.

Can You Really Change Someone’s Life in Two Hours or Less?
by Sandi L. Byrd, Esq.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
by Judith Leesley, Esq.

Pro Bono Service for the New and Returning Attorney
by Pamela Brunkalla, Esq.

An Open Letter to Pro Bono Attorneys
by Marcy Heston

Luckiest Law Librarian Alive
by Halle Cox

Please click on this link to view the October 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / September 2012

Judicial Profile - Honorable Kathryn Karayannis
by Divya Sarang, Esq.

Multiple Lessons, Multiple Choice Quiz
by Michael J. Rooney, Esq.

Bridging the Perception Gap: A Client at a Time
by Azhar J. Minhas, Esq.

The Hungry Barrister: Tachos at the Tap House Grill

Understanding Illinois’ Per Se Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Law
by Bryan Thompson

Board Chair, But Never Bored
by Paul J. Glaser, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the September 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / August 2012

Judicial Profile - Honorable David P. Kliment
by Ronald B. Kowalczyk

Celebrating 140 Years of Female Attorneys in Illinois
by Catherine D. Battista

The Illinois Sworn Contractor’s Statement, An Owner’s Defense and an Owner’s Obligation
by Paul Peterson

The Hungry Barrister: Napolitano’s French Italian Wine Bar

Counseling a Client Who Will Be a Fact Deposition Witness Concerning Commercial Litigation or Foreclosure Litigation in the Illinois Court System (Part II: The Role and Duties of the Attorney)
by C. John Ruddy

Please click on this link to view the August 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / July 2012

2012-2013 KCBA President Steven D. Titiner
by W. Mark Masur

Ending Disability Segregation in Nursing Homes: Illinois Finally Jumps on the Bandwagon
by Greg Hammond

How are you paying your rent?
by Vincent C. Mancini

Counseling a Client Who Will Be a Fact Deposition Witness Concerning Commercial Litigation or Foreclosure Litigation in the Illinois Court System
by C. John Ruddy

René Cruz is Not the Man He Used to Be
by Paul J. Glaser

The Traveling Lawyer: Unexpected Journey 2011-2012
by Thomas McClow

Please click on this link to view the July 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / June 2012

DeKalb County Circuit Court Expansion: Growth at the Heart  of the Community
by Dean M. Frieders

Kane County Bar Foundation Update
by Michael C. Doyen

Transit of Venus
by Fred M. Morelli, Jr.

Covenants Not to Compete: How Certain Restraints on Trade Aid in Competition
by Patricia Ruiz

A Trial Lawyer’s Guide to Patent Jury Litigation
by Edward L. Foote

29th Annual KCBF Law Day Mock Trials
by Tricia D. Goostree

Please click on this link to view the June 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / May 2012

In Memoriam

Isn’t a 403(b) Plan Just Like a 401(k) Plan?
by Dorothy A. Voigt

Two Attorneys - One Commitment to Pro Bono Service
by Catherine D. Battista

The Hungry Barrister: Poblano Pepper Grill

Workers’ Compensation: The Intoxication Defense, Past Common Law, and Potential Issues Accompanying Changes Implemented by HB 1968
by Roberto Hernandez

What the Heck is an “Information Broker”?
by Halle Cox

William C. Murphy - Trial Lawyer
by Patrick M. Flaherty

Please click on this link to view the May 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / April 2012

Judicial Profile - Honorable Melissa Barnhart
by Larry Wechter

Employee Wellness Programs: Limitations & Legal Implications
by Kristin N. Stone

Let the Record Reflect ...
by Jill E. Gasparaitis

The Whys and What Nows of ACTA: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
by Susan Raab Kloberdanz

If an Employer Mistakenly Overpays an Employee, Illinois Law Controls the Process!
by Nancy E. Joerg

100 Years & Counting, A Century of Carbary Lawyers Serving Kane County
by Gregory L. Slovacek

Please click on this link to view the April 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / March 2012

Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument: A New Estate Planning Tool
by Charles G. Brown

The Burden of Proof - Now You See It - Now You Don’t  
by Fred DePasquale

Bearing the Truth of Arms Ownership: Second Amendment Interpretation After Heller and McDonald
by Lindsey Pohlman-Firnbach    

The Hungry Barrister: Cotto A Lenga

Lark Cowart, Attorney and Pioneer Fur Trader
by Lindsay Hatzis

Please click on this link to view the March 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / February 2012

Lincoln, the Twelfth Lawyer in Springfield
by Honorable Robert J. Morrow

Ethical Legal Marketing
by Rick L. Law

Notes on Marketing and Marketing Assistants
by Amy Sieber

“Legal Marketing”: A Different Perspective
by Rory T. Weiler

Please click on this link to view the February 2012 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / January 2012

TEN Things Lawyers in Criminal Cases Should Keep in Mind (At Least in Courtroom 311)
by Honorable Allen M. Anderson

TEN Tips for Practicing Law in the Area of Labor and Employment Law
by Nancy E. Joerg

TEN Things You Need to Know Before You File a Workers’ Compensation Case
by Craig S. Mielke

So You Want to be a Criminal (Defense) Lawyer; TEN Questions and Answers
by Fred M. Morelli, Jr.

TEN Points About Intellectual Property Law for the General Practice Lawyer
by Mathew R.P. Perrone

TEN Things Lawyers Should Know About Working With Paralegals
by Cyndi Peterik

Family Law Top TEN
by Carolyn D. Jansons

“Top TEN Tips” for Practicing Estate, Probate and Elder Law
by Susan S. Russo

TEN Things Lawyers Starting Their Own Personal Injury Practice Should Know
Richard L. Turner, Jr.

TEN Things to Know About Direct Appeals
Larry Wechter

Please click on this link to view the January 2012 Bar Briefs.