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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
In Brief: July 14
Raoul joins suit over international student visa rule // Anti-abortion group denied exemption from state’s gathering limit // Churches request en banc review
Cook County traffic court cases are on Zoom
With the Cook County Circuit Court gradually returning to normal operations, the court on Thursday issued a public reminder that traffic cases at the Daley Center are being held via Zoom, not in-person.
Serving country, constituents and clients
In the Illinois General Assembly, a 38-member class of state legislators also practice as attorneys. Sens. Paul M. Schimpf, Michael E. Hastings and Jason A. Barickman hold rank as the only lawmakers with both a J.D. and a military I.D.
Timothy Eggert and Sarah Mansur
Judge approves deposition of 8-year-old in civil rights suit
A boy who made conflicting statements about a police search of his home must sit for a deposition in a civil rights lawsuit his parents filed, a federal judge held.
High court lets law grads use 711 at private firms
The Illinois Supreme Court has modified its Rule 711 rules to allow some recent law graduates to practice under attorney supervision at private and non-profit practices.
July 6 reopening: Mostly still on Zoom; no jury trials yet
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans offered more details just before noon Friday about the court’s July 6 reopening.
At hearing, state GOP asks for injunction of statewide gathering limits
A federal judge Monday indicated her skepticism that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s limits on gatherings during the pandemic unfairly infringe on political parties’ rights.
Judge says in-person deposition on Walmart’s home turf poses safety risk
The dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic call for lawyers in a copyright-infringement dispute to conduct a deposition by remote videoconference rather than in an Arkansas conference room, a federal judge in Chicago held Tuesday.