Bar Briefs Feature Articles from 2014

Feature Articles / December 2014

Fido and the Fourth Amendment
- by Paul J. Glaser, Esq.

Bibliography - Kane County Law Library & Self Help Center’s holdings on Animal Law

The Illinois Equine Activity Liability Act: Ride at Your Own Risk
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.

Becoming a Board Member at Anderson Animal Shelter
- by Christopher Graham, Esq.

Happy Holidays From Our Members and Their Furry Friends (Member Photos)

Odyssey - Modern Case Management for the Kane County Justice Community
- by Robert Enright

Evidence of Cadaver Dog Alerts: Admissible or Not?
- by Lindsay Hatzis, Esq.

Analysis of Dog Bite Scenarios from the Plaintiff’s Lawyer Perspective
- by Anthony R. Scifo, Esq.

Pet Custody in Divorce
- by Lisa M. Nyuli, Esq.

Getting to Know the Kane County K-9s
- by Halle Cox

Please email barbriefs@kanecountybar.org for copies of December 2014 articles.

Feature Articles / November 2014

Key Benefits That Could Help Clients Who Are Veterans
- by Sarah Megan, Esq.

Uniform - Sierra - Echo - Romeo - Romeo - Romeo - Alpha: Understanding Employment Protections Provided by USERRA and Illinois Law to Military Service Members
- by Michael D. Wong, Esq.

A Brief Bibliography of the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Center’s Holdings on Military and Veterans

KCBA Salutes Veterans (Photos etc.)

Educational Benefits for Illinois Veterans
- by Lawrence W. Lobb, Esq.

An Attorney’s Memoir of Serving in JAG Corp
- by CPT Carlo D. Colosimo (Ret.), Esq.

SCRA as applied to Family Law Proceedings
- by Anthony R. Scifo, Esq.

Committed to Our Veterans - The John Marshall Law School Veteran Legal Support Center and Clinic
- by Brian Clauss, Esq. and Yelena Duterte, Esq.

Please email barbriefs@kanecountybar.org for copies of November 2014 articles.

Feature Articles / October 2014

“Did You Hear The One About The Lawyer Who...”
- by Eric Nelson, Esq.    

Lawyers in the Lobby
- by Scott G. Richmond, Esq.

Helping People Through “Ask A Lawyer”
- by Joshua M. Feagans, Esq.

Assisting Indigent Clients With Criminal Records
- by Theresa Kay Buskey, Esq.

Change of Heart
- by Denise Arnold, Esq.

The Impact of Pro Bono - Protecting Marklund and Individuals with Profound Disabilities
- by Vicki Krystof

The Turning Point Juvenile Diversion Program, Sponsored by the Kane County Bar Foundation
- by Linda J. Williams

Volunteering: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
- by Vincent C. Mancini, Esq.

Results of the Kane County Judicial Center Preliminary Expansion Survey

Celebrate Pro Bono: Learn a New Skill and Help Someone in Need
- by Marisa Wiesman

Please email barbriefs@kanecountybar.org for copies of October 2014 articles.

Feature Articles / September 2014

Spotlight on Chief Judge Judith M. Brawka, Kane County’s
First Female Chief Judge
- by Alice Sackett Henrikson, Esq.    

Lessons from the Washington Redskins Trademark Cancellation    
- by Kaylea Weiler

And Atticus Finch Wept: Zealous Representation Takes Back Seat to Politics
- by Paul J. Glaser, Esq.

Don’t Get (Re)Captured by the IRS: Avoiding Alimony Recapture Tax Issues in Divorce Instruments
- by  Justin D. Scheid, Esq. and Eric R. Pfanenstiel, Esq.

Virtual Private Networks
- by Derek F. Van Buer, Esq.

More Audit Changes Rolled Out by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
- by Nancy E. Joerg, Esq.

Watch your Mailbox your Health Insurance May Be Terminated: A Guide to the New Managed Care Program for Illinois Healthcare Program Participants
- by Gina Salamone, Esq., Zach Hesselbaum Esq., and Bonnie Schradel

Proving Lost Profits Under Illinois Rule of Evidence 701
- by Kenneth J. Vanko, Esq.

Please email barbriefs@kanecountybar.org for copies of September 2014 articles.

Feature Articles / August 2014

Mental Health Code Case Law Update
- by Christopher Geocaris, Esq.

Divorce: 7 Cases Where Mental Health and Justice Shake Hands    
- by Maureen McKane, LSCW

Increased Protections under the ADA: The Amendments to the ADA Impacting rights for those with Physical and Mental Disabilities
- by Michael D. Wong, Esq.

Justice Donald C. Hudson: NAMI Award Recipient
- by Divya Sarang, Esq.

Mental Health Law: Past and Present
- by Inez Toledo, Esq.

The Insanity Defense: Its Evolution and Application
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.

NIU Health Advocacy Clinic: Reaching Across Professions to Help the Mentally Ill
- by Colleen Boraca, Esq.

A brief bibliography of the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Center’s holdings on Mental Health

The Madwoman in the Attic: Mental Illness and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008
- by Stephanie Ridella

Please click on this link to view the August 2014 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / July 2014

Introducing the new KCBA President: Dean Frieders
- by Divya Sarang, Esq.

2014-2015 KCBA Board of Managers

2014-2015 KCBA Committee Chairs

2014-2015 KCBF Board of Directors

KCBA Years of Service Biographies (65 & 60 Year Awards)

2014 Award Winners (Community Service Award, Liberty Bell Award, Outstanding New Lawyer Award and Pro Bono Award)

Bench & Bar Committee Seminar Highlights
- by Honorable James R. Murphy

Beyond the Bar: It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s Adam Wirtz, Attorney at Law!
- by Lindsay Hatzis, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the July 2014 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / June 2014

The Cart Before the Horse; Choosing an Entity and Domain Name Without Proper Vetting and Registration at the Federal Trademark Level
- by Brie Crawford, Esq.

Making the Record
- by Honorable Kevin T. Busch

Exploring the Hope Legal Clinic at Hesed House: The Importance of Trust in our Pro-Bono Service
- by Erin Novak, NIU Law Student

Same Sex Marriage: Basics for the Illinois Practitioner
 - by Jesus Negron, Esq.

What do I do now? - How the Latest Delay in the ACA Employer Mandate Affects Your Clients
 - by Kelly Haab-Tallitsch, Esq.

Hungry Barrister - Fiora’s Restaurant

Please click on this link to view the June 2014 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / May 2014

The Illinois Compassionate Use Of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program - A Legal Overbiew
- by Michael Wong, Esq.

In Memoriam: Colleagues to be Honored at the KCBA 2014 Memorial Service

Marijuana: Is it Ready to be Used Medically? No.
- by Charles G. Woodward, MD

Cannabis, Compassion, Confusion, Cultivation and Challenges to Come...
- by Patrick Rollins, Sugar Grove Police Chief

Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office Drug Deferral Programs
- by Lindsay Hatzis, Esq.

Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court - by Carrie ThomasLaw Firm Diversity: The New Standard of Workplace Excellence
- by Edward Druck, Esq. and Michael Hernandez, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the May 2014 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / April 2014

Toward Inclusive Meritocracies: Examining the Relationship Between Merit and Diversity in Large Law Firms
- by Arin N. Reeves J.D., Ph.D.

Technology Fosters Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Legal Profession
- by Jayne R. Reardon

Diversity in Kane County: A Way it Might Arrive
- by Patrick M. Kinnally, Esq.

“Defamation”: A Synopsis of the Diversity Committee’s CLE Seminar
- by Divya Sarang, Esq. and Priti Nemani, Esq.

Beyond the Monuments Men: Cultural Heritage Law at DePaul University College of Law
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.

Kane County Diversity Colors Even Common Problems
- by Judith Leesley, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the April 2014 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / March 2014

Concealed Carry In The Workplace: Considerations for Businesses
- by Michael D. Wong, Esq. and Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.

Counseling a Client Who Will Be a Fact Deposition Witness in the Illinois Court System: The Role and Duties of the Attorney
- by John Ruddy, Esq. and Jina Kadakia, Esq.

Getting to Know Eric Nelson, the New Executive Director of Administer Justice
- by Diana M. Law, Esq.

May It Please The Court - by Nicole Sartori, Esq.Lincoln Sayings and Stories
- by Judge Robert J. Morrow 

Please click on this link to view the March 2014 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / February 2014

Girls’ Empowerment Groups: Shaping the Next Generation of Female Leaders
- by Mary F. Petruchius, Esq.

Counseling a Client Who will Be a Fact Deposition Witness Concerning Commercial Litigation or Foreclosure Litigation in the Illinois Court System
- by John Ruddy, Esq. and Jina Kadakia, Esq.

Music Licensing for Restaurants, Bars and Retail Establishments    
- by John S. Miranda, Esq.

Transfer on Death Insurance - A Brief Overview of Title Insurance Clearance
- by David Nelson, Esq.

Please click on this link to view the February 2014 Bar Briefs.

Feature Articles / January 2014

Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Practicing Criminal Law (A Defense Perspective)
- by Frank Giampoli, Esq.

“Top Ten Tips” for Probating Decedents’ Estates
- by Susan Russo, Esq.

Top Ten Misstatements of Family Law Found on the Internet
- by Matthew G. Shaw, Esq.

Top Ten Reasons to Get More Involved in the KCBA New Lawyers’ Committee
- by Kirsten A. Casas, Esq.

Ten New Laws for 2014
- by Michael Wong, Esq.

Top Ten iPhone/iPad Applications for Attorneys
- by Lawrence W. Lobb, Esq.

Top Ten Reasons You Need the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center
- by Halle Cox

Ten Ways to Improve Your (Legal) Writing
- by Paul J. Glaser, Esq.

Ten Common Pitfalls to be Aware of in Order of Protection Proceedings
- by Jamie L. Mosser, Esq. and Kathryn M. Bettcher, Esq.

Top Ten Tips to Make Your Law Practice run Smoothly
- by Nicole Sartori, Esq.

Ten Reasons to Celebrate the Ten Year Anniversary of the Children’s Waiting Room
- by Ann Lobb

Please click on this link to view the January 2014 Bar Briefs.