Friday, November 17, 2017
According to Illinois law, parenting classes are required whenever parents of minor children are engaged in a court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility, formerly referred to as custody and visitation. This includes post-judgment cases involving modification of parenting time and responsibility or relocation of the child.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
A new Illinois Appellant Court decision states if a judge falls asleep during a murder trial, it will not necessarily be cause for a new trial, as long as the judge was not dozing through crucial evidence or motions. They ruled an inadvertent nap is harmless.
Monday, November 6, 2017
A new law, effective January 1 2018, provides that a person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a Department of Children and Family Services employee.