Bar Briefs Feature Articles from 2016

Feature Articles / November 2016

Abuse and Neglect Court Process, Juvenile Court Act of 1987, Article II, Abused, Neglected or Dependent Minors, 705 ILCS 405/2 et seq.  
- by Lark Cowart, Esq.

A Guide to the Probate Process in Illinois
- by Catherine Lenert, Esq.

Legal Technology Resources for Your Practice
- by Kimberley Crum Klein, Esq.

So you want to go solo?
- by Marissa Hanson, Esq.

Illinois Medical Marijuana - One Year Later
- by Michael D. Wong, Esq.

Kane County Law Library: So good there oughta be a law against it!  
- by Ellen Schmid

Click here to view the November 2016 Bar Briefs: NOV16BB


Feature Articles / October 2016

New EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation:  The Commission’s Interpretation of the Law 
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq. 

Illinois Legal Aid Online Assists Pro Bono and Low Bono Lawyers in Their Quest for Servitude 
- by Ellen Schmid and Cynthia Lorenzo

Lawyers are Humans: Educating Law Students to Handle  the Emotional Side of Lawyering 
- by Colleen Boraca, Esq.

Pro bono is easier than you think! 
- by Marisa Wiesman

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

Page 45 Illinois’ Threat to Equal Access to Justice 
- by Judith Miller, Esq.

Click here to view the October 2016 Bar Briefs: OCT16BB

Feature Articles / September 2016

The 2016 DOL Overtime Final Rule - The History, The Reality and the Impact
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq. and Michael D. Wong, Esq.

Judicial Profile: Judith K. Brawka
- by Honorable Divya Sarang

The Honorable Thomas E. Mueller and His Fruitful Career in Public Service 
- by Julianne Gerding, Esq.

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

The Traveling Lawyer © - Cuba 2016
- by Thomas McClow, Esq.

The September 2016 Bar Briefs is not available in pdf format at this time.
Please contact the KCBA Office if you would like a copy.

Feature Articles / August 2016

Human Trafficking and the Law
- by Hayley Botts

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - What Exactly Counts as a Conviction for Immigration Purposes?
- by Rocio S. Becerril, Esq.

Lawyering 101 - The Basics: Understanding Domestic Violence
- by Megan Baxter, Esq.

A Brief Bibliography of the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center’s holdings on Criminal Legal Resources
- by Ellen Schmid

Lawyering 101 - The Basics: Dude, Where’s My License?: Welcome Changes in Illinois DUI Law
- by Paul C. Meyers, Esq

The Hungry Barristers: GIA mia, Geneva

Click here to view the August 2016 Bar Briefs: AUG16BB

Feature Articles / July 2016

Introducing the New KCBA President Lawrence W. Lobb
- by Roman J. Seckel, Esq.

2016 - 2017 Kane County Bar Association Board of Managers

2016 - 2017 Kane County Bar Association Committee Chairs

2016 - 2017 Kane County Bar Foundation Board of Managers

2016 Annual Dinner Highlights & Photos

2016 Award Winners: Community Service Award, Liberty Bell Award, Outstanding

New Lawyer Award & Pro Bono Award

Lost ESI: The New FRCP 37(e) and All Illinois Lawyers
- by Jeffrey A. Parness, Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University College of Law

Click here to view the July 2016 Bar Briefs: JULY16BB

Feature Articles / June 2016

Boating and the Law
- by Jennifer Sellers Wong, Esq.
 
Airbnb: Legal Aspects of Short-term Vacation Rental of Residential Real Estate  
- by Aaron H. Reinke, Esq.
 
The EOCC’s New Publication on Employer-Provided Leave and the ADA
- by Michael D. Wong, Esq.
 
A Red Flag: Orders of Protection and Deportability for Resident Aliens
- by Patrick M. Kinnally, Esq.
 
Association Drafting of Rules and Regulations in Consideration of the Fair Housing Act 
- by Jonathan D. Wassell, Esq.
 
Lawyers’ Assistance Program Information

Click here to view the June 2016 Bar Briefs:
 JUN16BB

Feature Articles / May 2016

Tips from the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office

In Memoriam
 
Current Kane County Judicial Assignments and Court Locations
General Order 15-38

Chief Judge Susan Clancy Boles
- by Lindsay Hatzis, Esq. 
 
The Odyssey Continues - Modern Case Management for the Kane County Justice Community
- by Robert Enright
 
Estate Planning for Digital Assets 
- by Thomas E. Rosensteel, Esq.
 
Substance Abuse and Mental Impairment of Illinois Attorneys: An Overview of the ARDC and Illinois Supreme Court and their Disciplinary Process©
- by Scott J. Szala, Esq.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission goes Digital 
- by Michael D. Wong, Esq.

Click here to view the May 2016 Bar Briefs: MAY16BB


Feature Articles / April 2016


The IHRA: Extending Protections for Pregnant Women 
in the Workplace 
- by Catherine D. Battista, Esq. and Michael D. Wong, Esq.

Transgender Issues in Schools and the Workplace: Personal Records
- by Edward Druck, Esq., Jennifer Smith, Esq. and Brianne Dunn

Diversity in Kane County
- by Judith Miller, Esq.

Buddha v. Angulimāla: Seeking Balance within the Criminal Justice System
- by Steven M. Sims, Esq.

What Can Mindfulness Offer Lawyers?
- by Laurel A. Rigertas, Esq.

Click here to view the April 2016 Bar Briefs: APR16BB


Feature Articles / March 2016


The Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports Betting in Illinois  
- by Lawrence W. Lobb, Esq.

Employee Background Checks: A Legal Landmine Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
- by Jonathon D. Hoag, Esq.

Marriage, Divorce and the Affordable Care Act 
- by Angela Siener, Esq.

Stop or My Mom Will Sue You!
- by Anthony R. Scifo, Esq.
 
The Odyssey Continues - Modern Case Management for the Kane County Justice Community
- by Robert Enright

Wine & Dine: Wine By Numbers: Should Critics’ Scores Matter? 
- by Al Buchanan, Esq.

Click here to view the March 2016 Bar Briefs: MAR16BB


Feature Articles / February 2016


Ethical Concerns Regarding Email Communication
- by Frank W. Ierulli, Esq. and Melissa Smart, Esq.
 
So you wanted to be buried...but were cremated:  A Quick Guide to the Disposition of Remains Act 
- by Lindsay Hatzis, Esq.
 
Regulation Crowdfunding: SEC Adopts Final Rules for Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act 
- by Ronald B. Kowalczyk, Esq.

 The Affordable Care Act - End of the Year Developments
- by Kelly Haab-Tallitsch, Esq.

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

Judges to Begin Using Financial Advisors in Divorce Cases
- by Donald C. Schiller, Esq.

Click here to view the February 2016 Bar Briefs: FEB16BB


Feature Articles / January 2016

The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge of Unscheduled Debts: Traps and Pitfalls for Creditors and Debtors 
 - by John P. Neuenkirchen, Esq.
 
Changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act
- by Roman J. Seckel, Esq. and Carolyn D. Jansons, Esq.
 
Judicial Profile: Judge Robert K. Villa
- by Lindsay Hatzis, Esq.

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

The Best of the Best Apps for Legal Professionals 
- by Ellen Schmid

The French Pie at NIU
- by Tatiana Arsene

A NIU Student in France
- by Liz Hackenast

Click here to view the January 2016 Bar Briefs: JAN16BB
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