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Handling the Press in your Legal Matters

Interview with Carrie Clark, Attorney at McCarthy, Callas & Feeney, P.C., Rock Island, Illinois Q.        Ms. Clark you have had some recent experience in handling some high profile cases. A.        Yes, apparently they are getting some attention here. Q.       ...

2015 Legislative Update, Part 1

A substantial revision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is among the bills sent to governor Rauner this legislative session. The following is a list of bills organized by topic, as originally published by the Illinois Bar Journal on...

Vacation/Sick Time Pay Out?

After I leave my job, do I still get paid for my unused earned vacation or sick time? In Illinois, a former employee is entitled to collect the monetary equivalent of his/her vacation time earned as long as the employment contract, agreement, or policy states that...

SSDI Basics

Most people assume that they will never become disabled during their lifetime. However, a 20 year-old worker actually has a 3-in-10 chance of becoming disabled before they reach retirement. If you have a severe medical condition that is expected to last at least one...

5 Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are considering an injury lawsuit, what questions should you ask a personal injury lawyer? Any time you suffer an injury, the priority is to get medical treatment, if needed.  After that, you may want to meet with a personal injury attorney to discuss your...

Family Law – Right to Procreate

In June last year, an Illinois court considered whether a man’s sperm could be used without his consent to procreate. McCarthy, Callas and Feeney previously blogged about the case in the fall. In that case, Karla and Jacob dated briefly, shortly before Karla was...

SCOTUS Rules on Cell Phone Searches

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling regarding the search of cell phone data. Before this ruling, police had the ability to search through data in your cell phone, particularly after you were arrested. Police did not need a...

Illinois Traffic Ticket Legal Updates

1. Sign-and-Drive: House Approves Keeping Your License After Minor Traffic Offenses In Illinois, there are many jurisdictions where drivers who commit minor traffic offenses have to turn over their license after the police officer issues a citation. The driver can...

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