James DeAno

Commissioner Spotlight: James DeAno

I developed a curiosity for the law when I was in high school. I remember having classes where we held mock debates and trials. I personally loved making arguments and enjoyed the process of crafting a counterpoint to address the opposing arguments.  …
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Register Today: ABA Lawyer Retreat on October 5, 2018

Mark your calendars. This October, the American Bar Association Law Practice Division is hosting its first annual ABA Lawyer Retreat in Vail, Colorado. The day-long program is called a retreat because it is designed to help attorneys improve their personal…
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Avvo Legal Services Closes Its Doors

Last week, Avvo, the fixed-fee, limited scope legal services provider announced that it will be closing its operation. The news comes after countless lawsuits filed against the company and eight different state bar associations issued ethics opinions in the last…
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ISBA Summary Judgment Further Defines “Practice of Law”

This June, the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) won summary judgment in a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) regarding whether an attorney representing a client in a property tax proceeding violates the Appraisal Act,…
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