Generally, there is a fair amount of decorum in litigation. However, I've been practicing for over ten years now and it never ceases to amaze me when lawyers completely lose their sh*t. I haven't seen it happen often but when it does, it's always a surprise and quite the spectacle. It's so rare that I was only reminded of it from an article I was reading today: Scorched Earth Letter. Either I'm missing something or those attorneys really take their strip clubs seriously. Example, please? While … [Read more...] about Decorum in Litigation: Fantasy or Possibility?
In Part 2 of this series on the Illinois Concealed Carry Law, I discussed the types of weapons that can be carried, the areas where you’re allowed to carry, and the penalties for a violation of the law. The concealed carry law is officially codified as “Firearm Concealed Carry Act” and you can read it at 430 ILCS 66, et. seq. I would encourage everyone to read it through, at least once. Even though it is dry and filled with legalese, it is worth spending the time to read through the statute. If … [Read more...] about Illinois Concealed Carry Law, Part 3 – 430 ILCS 66
In Part I of this series on the Illinois Concealed Carry Law I discussed the issuance of permits, the qualifications for obtaining a permit, and the training you need to get a permit. The concealed carry law is officially codified as “Firearm Concealed Carry Act” at 430 ILCS 66, et. seq. In this part, I’m going to discuss what type of weapon can be carried, where you cannot carry a concealed weapon, and what happens when you break this law. What Kind of Weapon Can I Carry Concealed? Simply … [Read more...] about Illinois Concealed Carry Law, Part 2 – 430 ILCS 66
The Illinois Concealed Carry law is in full effect and people are carrying handguns on the streets. The concealed carry law is officially codified as “Firearm Concealed Carry Act” at 430 ILCS 66, et. seq. This post will be the first in a series covering the law of concealed carry here in Illinois. The series will cover the requirements to obtain a concealed carry permit, where you cannot carry, and some general tips on how to conduct yourself if you’re going to carry a gun. Illinois “Shall … [Read more...] about Illinois Concealed Carry Law – 430 ILCS 66
I first heard about document review about two years after becoming a lawyer. “Doc review” simply wasn’t that big of a deal to the people I met and worked with. As I learned more about it I realized the potential it held for large cases where massive amounts of information needed to be digested and prepared for trial. I understood the concept of paying an outside company to look at the production of opposing counsel and then review it under my guidelines. Document review, as a concept, made … [Read more...] about The Evil Truth About Document Review