The questions have been piling up in Host Annette Hines’ inbox so it is time to do a Q&A session.  Making sure the disabled community has access to all the information they need is key to Annette.  This is one reason why in addition to being a successful attorney, Annette is a podcast host, speaker, author, and blogger.   As an attorney, Annette does have an ethical responsibility though to not engage in a client…
The Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420/4A-101 et seq., requires certain local government officials and employees to file a verified written statement of economic interests (“Statement of Economic Interests”) on or before May 1st of each year. In most cases, the Statement of Economic Interests must be filed with the County Clerk of the county in which the principal office of the unit of government with which the person is associated is located. If you are required…
Let’s talk “The Arts” – specifically movies.  Rachael & Laura Doukas, sisters, are the founders and producers of Doukas Pictures.  They began their entertainment industry careers acting but soon graduated to writing and producing short films.  The Ryan Express, their feature debut screenplay, advanced to the second round of Austin Film Festival’s Script Competition, a distinction only achieved by less than 20% of nearly 14,000 submissions.   The Ryan Express is based on their…
The McGeorge Legal Clinics have been on an impressive run over the last several years. In the last year alone, the Community Legal Services (the year-round clinic) closed over 200 cases for nearly 600 low-income clients in the Sacramento area. Over the last two years, CLS has recovered $2.75 million for financially exploited elders and $1.7 million in discharged consumer debt. The Student Attorneys, post-graduate fellows, and faculty of the Legal Clinics have been an…