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NJ decision barring lawyers from working with online legal services reflects debate in IL, other states

Kathy Kaye Jul. 21, 2017, 3:00am

Will the N.J. Supreme Court decision that prohibits lawyers from using services like RocketLawyer impact law practice in Illinois and other states?

Bar Association lawsuit: Block IL regulators from going after property tax lawyers over 'appraisals'

Scott Holland Jul. 20, 2017, 4:00am

The Illinois State Bar Association has asked a Cook County judge to order state regulators to back off of prosecutions against lawyers the state agency has accused of appraising real estate without a license, because the lawyers purportedly included real estate comps and other real estate value metrics in property tax appeals.

Proposed rule on harassment and discrimination opposed by Illinois Bar members

Dawn Geske Jan. 5, 2017, 5:35pm

SPRINGFIELD – A rule meant to fight harassment and discrimination was overwhelmingly opposed by the members of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Illinois State Bar Association selects Cornelius as president

Dawn Geske Jul. 25, 2016, 11:40pm

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has appointed a new president. Vincent F. Cornelius was selected as president of the ISBA during the association’s 140th annual meeting. Cornelius joins ISBA from the Law Office of Vincent F. Cornelius, with offices in Joliet and Wheaton, where he is principal. He is the bar association’s 140th president and the first African-American in this position.

Illinois State Bar Association requests rule change to let law students work in private practice

Carrie Bradon Feb. 28, 2016, 11:51pm

Recently, the Illinois State Bar Association requested an amendment at the Illinois Supreme Court level, asking that legislation be reformed to allow law students more hands-on training, thus making them more equipped for the nature of working in law.

Illinois family law, child custody rules undergo overhaul

Annie Hunt Feb. 15, 2016, 12:04pm

The start of the new year has brought significant changes to family law and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), affecting every practitioner and the families they represent in Illinois.

Opposition forms against the ABA's pilot program for small businesses

Annie Hunt Feb. 6, 2016, 3:06pm

The Illinois State Bar Association has joined forces with bar associations in Pennsylvania to California to oppose the Law Connect pilot program designed by the American Bar Association and Rocket Lawyer.