Bar Briefs Feature Articles from 2013

Feature Articles / December 2013

New Law Expands Juvenile Court Jurisdiction
- by Lindsay Hatzis, Esq.        

Felony Prosecution Practice in Kane County
- by William G. Engerman, Esq.

CHASING ZERO: The NTSB Recommendation to Lower BAC Limits from .08 to .05 
- by J. Brick Van Der Snick, Esq.    

Kane County Bar Foundation Activities
- by Kathleen Doyen, Esq.

To be a Supervisor or Not to be a Supervisor for Vicarious Liability Under Title VII, The Supreme Court Provides the Answer! 
- by Michael D. Wong, Esq.

The Hungry Barrister: Altiro Latin Fusion

Please click on this link to view the December 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / November 2013

Convenience and Cost-Cutting Using the Internet: Resources for the Virtual Attorney
- by Patricia Ruiz, Esq.   

AVVO
- by Nicole Sartori, Esq.

The 5 Essential Elements of a Lead Generation LinkedIn Profile
- by J.D. Gershbein, CEO, Owlish Communications

Smokeball: The Software, Not the Case
- by Michael J. Rooney, Esq.

An Attorney and a Gentleman (x2)
- by Julie L. Cibulskis, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the November 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / October 2013

Tired. So Very, Very Tired.
- by Halle Cox

 Amendments to Illinois Supreme Court Rules 756 and 716 Expand Opportunities for Pro Bono Service for Retired, Inactive, Out-of-State and Corporate Counsel Supreme Court Rule 711 Amendment Expands Learning Opportunities for Law Students
- by Linda A. Rothnagel, Esq.

Giving Back - Thoughts from a Volunteer at Lawyer in the Lobby
- by Joshua B. Rosenzweig, Esq.

Ask A Lawyer or “My mother’s fallen and she can’t get up...”
- by Gail Anstett-Patrick

The Random Barrister

Pro Bono Ethics: TRIAGE‚ÄąCOUNSELING
- by Christine Pasko Falls, Esq.

Mentoring and Training Enhances Pro Bono Service
- by Judith Leesley, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the October 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / September 2013

CASA Kane County - The Voice for Abused and Neglected Children
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.

The Kane County Children’s Waiting Room - Making a Positive, Lasting Effect
- by Lawrence W. Lobb, Esq.

The Director’s Chair: Turning Point Juvenile Diversion
- by Jan Wade

The Obligation to Care for Vulnerable Children: How States are Violating International Law with Respect to Social Orphans
- by Kevin Zickterman

The Hungry Barrister

The Importance of Pitching
- by Halle Cox

“The Sweetest Land” - A Powerful Documentary Film Produced by KCBA Member Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.
- by Catherine D. Battista, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the September 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / August 2013

The Kane County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office: Ushering In Efficiencies
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.

Kane County Court-Annexed Mandatory Arbitration & Arbitration Center: Some History & Statistics, with a View Toward the Future
- by Lawrence W. Lobb, Esq.

Smile: You’re on Courthouse TV in Kane County
- by Nicole Sartori, Esq.    

The Random Barrister

Case Management Systems and the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
- by Catherine D. Battista, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the August 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / July 2013

2013-2014 KCBA President Bill Engerman
- by Sandra L. Byrd, Esq.

2013-2014 Kane County Bar Association Board of Managers

2013-2014 Committee Chairs

2013-2014 Kane County Bar Foundation Board of Directors

2013-2014 Kane County Bar Association Annual Dinner

30th Annual KCBF Law Day Mock Trials
- by Tricia Goostree, Esq.

KCBA Years of Service Biographies (55 & 60 Year Awards)

Annual Dinner Awards - Outstanding New Lawyer Award, Community Service Award & Liberty Bell Award Winners

Please click on this link to view the July 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / June 2013

Top Ten Misconceptions About 1031 Exchanges
- by Anna Barsky, Esq.

Why Illinois Should Adopt Specific Legislation Governing the Use of Anonymous Juries in Criminal Trials
- by Karen Donnelly

Dispelling Mistaken Interpretations Regarding Ownership Rights in a Copyrighted Work: When Can a Work be Classified as a Work Made for Hire and When are Further Agreements Necessary?
- by Brie Crawford, Esq.

Zombie Mortgages in Illinois’ Second Appellate District
- by Michael J. Rooney, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the June 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / May 2013

In Memoriam: Colleagues to be Honored at the 2013 Memorial Service

And, It’s Another Curve Ball (The SMART Act Brings More Changes to the Medicaid Eligibility Rules)
- by Constance Burnett Renzi, Esq.

Mentally Ill Defendants Benefit from Kane County Treatment Alternative Court
- by Leigh Bell, LCPC, NCC

Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Once Reasonable Suspicion Dissipates, Officers Should Go
- by Arielle Denis

Pro Bono - No Longer a Trip to the Dentist
- by Bruce Strom, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the May 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / April 2013

The April 2013 Bar Briefs Issue was an April Fool's 'Spoof' Edition

Feature Articles / March 2013

New and Amended Supreme Court Rules Bring E-Filing; Service by E-Mail; Heightened Protection for Personal Identity Information; the Prohibition of Filing Discovery; and the Redaction of Privileged Documents or Work Product
- by Catherine D. Battista, Esq.

The Hungry Barrister: Isacco, Take 2!

Sandra Parga Awarded With 2013 Kane County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Achievement Award
- by Catherine D. Battista, Esq.

“Temporary Takings” - Effects of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States
- by Russell A. Crull

Preparing Foreclosure Affidavits Proving Lack of Standing
 - by John Ruddy and Monica Patankar

Practical Appeals Advice, Part 15: “I Don’t Do Post-Trial Motions” or “I Wasn’t Paid for That Work”: The Perils of Casting the Client Adrift in Civil Cases
- by Larry Wechter, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the March 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / February 2013

If a Company is Relying on the Incorporated Status of its Independent Contractor, Be Sure to Verify that the Corporation is “In Good Standing”
- by Nancy E. Joerg, Esq.

Improving Lawyer Communications with Older Adults
- by Rick L. Law, Esq.

The Forfeiture by Wrongdoing Doctrine and “Drew’s Law”
- by Andrew Whitfield, Esq.

Living in a Post-Privacy World
- by Monica Fazekas

Drafting the Divorce Decree to Clarify Vows When Family Attorney’s Fees and Other Divorce Obligations are Non-dischargeable in Bankruptcy
- by John Ruddy and Lincoln M. King


Please click on this link to view the February 2013 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / January 2013

TEN Things You Should Know About Criminal Defense
- by Glen Sowa, Esq.,

TEN Things for Companies to Know About Social Media
- by Kenneth J. Vanko, Esq.

TEN Things to Know About Appeals and Brief Writing
- by Paul J. Glaser, Esq.

TEN Things to Keep in Mind When Practicing Real Estate Law Today
- by The KCBA Real Estate Committee

The Hungry Barristers: TEN (At Least) of Our Favorite Things

Top TEN (Best) Things I’ve Heard Attorneys Say
- by Matt Shaw, Esq.

Estate Planning: FIVE Potential Clients to Avoid
- by Susan Russo, Esq.

TEN Good Ideas on Protesting an IDES Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- by Nancy E. Joerg, Esq.

Top TEN Things to Consider Before Suing the (County) Government
- by Elizabeth Flood, Esq.

Practicing Law in the Cloud: What You Need to Know Before Your Firm Makes the Move
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.


Please click on this link to view the January 2013 Bar Briefs.