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A Chief Justice term like no other

In 2019, Justice Anne Burke’s stated priorities for her 3-year term as Chief Justice were straightforward: continue the successful priorities of her predecessors, support the Illinois Judicial Conference’s recently announced Strategic Agenda, and launch a statewide Listening Tour in coordination with the Illinois State Bar Association.

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The basics of referral fee agreements between lawyers

Referral fee agreements are good for lawyers and clients. They incentivize lawyers, who lack the time or expertise to handle a client’s matter, to seek out other lawyers to ensure that clients obtain competent representation. But if not done right, a lawyer risks the loss of the fee, malpractice exposure and disciplinary charges. What are the ethics rules governing referral arrangements?

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Illinois Supreme Court assigns Hon. Sanjay Tailor to First District Appellate Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced the assignment of Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay T. Tailor to the First District Appellate Court. Judge Tailor was assigned to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Justice Daniel J. Pierce, effective September 30. The appointment is effective October 3, 2022, and will stay in effect until further order of the court. He will become the first Indian American on the Illinois Appellate Court.

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History on Trial series to present Chicago “Black Sox” trials Oct. 25 in Springfield and Nov. 2 in Chicago

The Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission announces its latest entry in its long-running History on Trial series: the Chicago “Black Sox.” The presentation will examine the 1919 Chicago White Sox allegedly throwing the World Series in their 5 games to 3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds and the legal ramifications following.

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AOIC Probation Services Division announces 17 training courses for Problem-Solving Courts

The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Probation Services Division sought and received funds from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to implement initiatives to support the development of a statewide training and technical assistance program to address the training needs of new Problem-Solving Courts (PSC) and the ongoing training needs of experienced PSC.

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