CBA Record January-February 2020

January/February 2020 • Volume 34, Number 1 CONTENTS INSIDE THIS ISSUE 24 Confronting Implicit Bias in Communities By Nina J. Fain and Sarah E. Redfield 28 Questioning the Constitutional Value of Hate Speech By Justice Michael B. Hyman 31 Motion Practice in Illinois Reviewing Courts: Beyond Seeking Time Extensions By J. Timothy Eaton YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION 34 The Influence of the Young Lawyers Section Alumni By Octavio Duran 35 Personal Injury and Nusing Home Actions: Reconciling Split Decisions on a Decedent’s Legal Disability By Bill Cook 37 How to Identify a Company’s Financial Distress by Using Cash Flow Statements By Michael D. Pakter, CPA 40 50 Years in Practice Richard F. Friedman


6 Editor’s Briefcase

Intriguing Facts About Abraham Lincoln

8 President’s Page

CBA’s Role in Critical Events in 2020

10 CBANews 18 Chicago Bar Foundation Report 20 Murphy’s Law 23 LPMT Bits & Bytes 39 Summary Judgments Review of Julie E. Justicz’s Degrees of Difficulty 42 Legal Ethics The ChangingWorld of the Corporate Lawyer

Big Brother in a Pretty Package

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