Bar Associations

Post authored by Stephanie Nikitenko The CCPA was passed into California law on June 28, 2018. While it does not go into effect until January 1, 2020, it shows that legislators are increasingly aware of bolstering privacy protection in the United States.[1] Known as AB 375, the bill is similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).[2] But what does the CCPA do for California residents? Generally, it guarantees Californians the right to “know…
A2J with Angela by Angela Inzano, CBF Director of Advocacy & Engagement As the holidays approach and we all take stock of our year in review and post our “decade challenge” photos, I’ve been thinking about the significant moments in my life that I’ll remember from 2019. Of course, there was getting married (!), honeymooning in Greece and Italy, and reliving my childhood in Disney World. There was seeing other close friends get married, learning…
Post authored by Haley Jenkins In the hotly contested area of biometric privacy litigation, one buzzword keeps appearing: preemption. In an effort to avoid liability under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., many defendants have argued that certain federal statutes preempt BIPA entirely. But what exactly this might mean–and whether or not it’s true–requires a deeper dive into the specific statutes at issue. As most second-year law students could…
Post authored by Alexandra Verven Your client, a not-for-profit organization, comes to you after being served with a complaint. The Plaintiff alleges that your client, the organizer of a fundraiser event, was negligent in planning the event. The negligence claim is based on the fact that the event allowed attendees to drive motorcycles while attending a bar crawl. The Plaintiff further alleges that during the event, the participants consumed alcohol and operated their vehicles, leading…
Post Authored by Christian Blume, Illinois Business & Real Estate Attorney Illinois recently amended the Limited Liability Company Act (805 ILCS 180) through Senate Bill 1495. Part of the bill overruled interpretations of specific portions of the LLC Act in Dass v. Yale, 2013 IL App (1st) 122520. Specifically, these interpretations concerned Section 10-10, relating to members’ and managers’ liability. A link to the full post can be found here: https://sagaciouslawyer.com/2019/11/19/update-to-limited-liability-company-act-members-and-managers-may-be-liable-for-own-wrongful-acts-or-omissions-even-while-acting-within-their-role-for-the-llc/ About…
The Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom program is seeking members to volunteer in second through eighth grade classrooms to help students to better understand the U.S. Constitution, our legal system, and law-related careers. Attorney volunteers provide students with knowledge based on real-life experiences, help them develop their critical thinking skills, and offer young people an opportunity to interact with a variety of positive adult role models. Using the Lawyers in the Classroom…
Post Authored by Kenny Matuszewski 2019 has been a historic year. In addition to the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, 2019 saw the Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer become the first woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Northern District of Illinois. From the beginning of her career, Judge Pallmeyer has been a trailblazer and dedicated public servant. After attending law school at the University of Chicago, she served as a law clerk…
Authored by Jordan L. Matthis As we gear up for the holiday season, stores are being swarmed with consumers looking to make big purchases… in the form of gift cards. It’s a fairly simple concept: you go to a store, load a pre-set amount of money on a card and take the guesswork out of gift-giving and allow the receiver to have a gift of their choosing. But, a string of recent litigation has changed.…
The YLS Health & Hospital Law Committee and CBA’s Health & Hospital Law Committee are joining forces for a holiday networking event. Join us on Wednesday, December 18th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Plymouth Restaurant and Rooftop Bar (right next to the CBA building) to meet other members and learn more about the events these committees have planned for the new year.…
Interviewed by Kenny Matuszewski On September 23, 2019, Tanya Miari, Senior Counsel of Marketing and Intellectual Property at McDonald’s Corporation, spoke at the YLS IP Committee’s first meeting of the year. A webcast of the meeting can be viewed here, and further insight about her role is found below: What is your full title and which company do you work for? Tanya: Senior Counsel, Marketing & Intellectual Property Legal Team; McDonald’s Corporation What area…