Abolish Illinois Supreme Court Rule 23 Opinions

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I agree with Attorney Morris Lane Harvey who recently advocated in the ISBA Journal to eliminate Rule 23 orders in appellate opinions. See https://www.isba.org/ibj/2017/01/letsgetridofrule23orders. I, like the author, have often been frustrated to find the on-point authority I discovered during the course of my legal research is contained in an unpublished opinion that cannot be cited […]

North Shore Law Hosts Free Events for College Student POAs

Parents/Guardians of adult children: Your child may be leaving the nest, but he/she may still need you. Julie is a member of North Shore Law, an association of women lawyers, that is providing a free service to learn about and complete Illinois Powers of Attorney for Health Care that include permission to access private medical information so you may be involved in and execute medical decisions on your child’s behalf after they turn 18 years old. You and your child are welcome […]

Attorneys Should Not Minimize the Importance of Compliance With Supreme Court Rule 12

The Illinois Appellate Court recently issued a sober reminder of the consequences of ignoring technical compliance with the service requirements dictated by Illinois Supreme Court Rule 12. In In Re Marriage of Sheth, 2015 IL App (1st) 132611 (February 13, 2015), the First District found that it had no jurisdiction over an appeal due to […]

Julie Bordo to Moderate IICLE Ethics Seminar in June

Julie will be the moderator/facilitator of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Ethics Institute in Chicago at the UBS Tower on June 25, 2015. She and esteemed members of the Illinois legal community such as the Honorable Michael B. Hyman and Ruta K. Stropus of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office will work in a dynamic interactive […]

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Innocent Insured Doctrine Can’t Save Law Partner

One of two partners in a law firm was disbarred on consent. That attorney had completed and signed a renewal application for legal malpractice coverage on behalf of the firm two years previously. Without his partner’s knowledge he answered “no” to the question of whether any member of the firm was aware of circumstances that […]

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