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Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

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  • Oct 17

    No Immunity for Lawyer Who Prepared Order at Judge’s Request

    No Immunity for Lawyer Who Prepared Order at Judge’s Request
    Every day lawyers prepare orders reflecting a judge’s ruling.  Lawyers simply do not worry about potential liability for preparing an order that the judge lacked authority to enter. Quasi-judicial immunity should protect a…
  • Oct 3

    Seeking Leave to Prosecute or Defend a Civil Lawsuit Under a Fictitious Name

    Seeking Leave to Prosecute or Defend a Civil Lawsuit Under a Fictitious Name
    Last month, the Illinois Appellate Court issued one of the few opinions interpreting section 2-401(e) of the Code of Civil Procedure. Section 2-401(e) allows a litigant to appear under a fictitious name upon a showing of “good…
  • Sep 29

    Formatting an Appellate Brief in Microsoft Word

    Formatting an Appellate Brief in Microsoft Word
    I just came across a Lawyerist post from last year that gives very detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to format a brief in Microsoft Word. I have been using Microsoft Word for nearly 20 years with frustrating results, so I…
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