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Elements of Illinois Law: Bankruptcy and Collections
This guide provides an extensive overview of bankruptcy and collections, explores the Bankruptcy Code, explains thoroughly Chapters 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies, and examines other specific bankruptcy issues such as filing procedures, methods for collecting and obtaining monies owed (before and during bankruptcy proceedings or during the collection process), and gaining favorable judgments. Experienced practitioners provide discussions of caselaw and best-practice guidance. Chapter 2 includes an appendix of over 45 sample forms.
Elements of Illinois Law: Criminal Law
This guide is part of the ELEMENTS OF ILLINOIS LAW series and serves as a handy reference for seasoned lawyers and as a useful research foundation for new attorneys, legal assistants, and law clerks. It is devoted primarily to the defense of felony and misdemeanor cases in the Illinois state courts, with a few observations on criminal practice before the federal courts. The purpose of the guide is to orient the reader to a criminal case. It is neither extensive nor detailed enough to serve as a guide through the defense of a criminal prosecution.
Elements of Illinois Law: Domestic Relations and Juvenile Law
The purpose of this guide is to provide attorneys with an overview of and practical insight into the management of simple dissolution cases and juvenile matters. It will assist both the general practitioner who handles the occasional divorce as well as the practitioner looking to expand his or her knowledge of the fundamentals of a dissolution of marriage proceeding. This guide also emphasizes the court’s jurisdiction over delinquency and neglect cases. The procedures used in each of these areas are outlined. This guide lists the various rights of the parties and offers advice to avoid the common pitfalls in juvenile practice. This is an introduction to juvenile law and practice, and the leading cases are cited only as starting points for more complete research.
Elements of Illinois Law: Environmental Law
This reformatted reference tool and guide provides an overview of commonly encountered environmental issues and serves as a starting point for grappling with environmental topics. While not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the subject, the authors do point out the issues facing business start-ups, transactions in which a business might engage, ongoing operations, and enforcement-related matters. In Illinois, some state and local laws are unique and some are patterned after federal law. Everything to get you off to a good start will be at your fingertips — including a handy glossary of acronyms, abbreviations, and terms; a list of environmental Internet sites; and a sample environmental consulting services confidentiality agreement.
Elements of Illinois Law: Estate Planning and Probate Administration
This redesigned reference tool and guide provides a broad overview suitable for Illinois attorneys who are new to the practice of law generally and/or unfamiliar with and interested in estate planning and probate administration. Drawing on the experience and expertise of practicing attorneys, this booklet offers clear, concise, and current information, best-practice tips, and relevant advise as well statute and caselaw references and forms.
Elements of Illinois Law: Organizing and Advising a Small Business
This redesigned reference tool and guide will aid you as you advise entrepreneurs and small business owners on the formation and operation of their business ventures and will provide relevant information on the unique legal issues that affect small business entities. Everything will be at your fingertips — from a checklist for some of the basic legal issues that you should explore with a client to discussions of the numerous current federal, state, and county forms.
Elements of Illinois Law: Practicing Ethically
To practice ethically, every attorney must be familiar with the Rules of Professional Conduct, know how to structure office procedures and systems to minimize potential ethical problems, and recognize the ethical issues that arise more frequently in his or her practice area. This essential reference tool provides tips, discussion, and practical guidance for all Illinois practicing attorneys and will help you fulfill your ethical duties and meet the highest standards of the legal profession. Everything from registration and MCLE requirements to places to turn for help with ethics questions is covered in this guide.
Elements of Illinois Law: Real Estate Practice
The real estate attorney of today must grapple with many snags in the lending process and become familiar with the intricacies of sales of foreclosed properties and short sales. This handbook provides an overview of residential real estate law and focuses on transactions involving single-family homes. It also contains helpful forms and addresses important amendments to the Illinois Real Estate License Act.
Elements of Illinois Law: Workers' Compensation
This essential reference tool provides a basic summary of the law and procedures related to workers’ compensation claims. It is geared toward Illinois attorneys who are new to the practice of law generally and/or unfamiliar with and interested in workers’ compensation and will also be helpful for the general practitioner who has only an occasional need to work with the Workers’ Compensation Act. This guide leans heavily toward providing necessary information and advice for those representing an injured employee under the Act and offers practical opinions on how to avoid the major pitfalls commonly encountered by petitioner’s counsel.