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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 1999Volume 87Number 4Pages 177-228

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Practice News

190
Illinois Law Update

Unilateral modifications to an employee handbook that disadvantage an employee fail for lack of consideration; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

196
Real Estate Law | By
Ronald R. Peterson
and
David R. Seligman
When and how can creditors attack married debtors' transfer of property from joint tenancy to tenancy by the entirety? A discussion of the murky law.
204
Contracts | By
Andrew R. Schwartz
and
Matthew R. Henderson
The authors argue that courts should entertain parol evidence only as a last resort.
208
Employment Law | By
Peter S. Rukin
A primer on these important worker protection laws.
214
Civil Practice | By
Edward S. Margolis
A pair of recent Illinois Supreme Court decisions have given practitioners a powerful tool for narrowing issues of fact.

Columns

182
Editor’s Note
Like every issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, this one contains an array of articles for and, with few exceptions, by Illinois lawyers.
184
President’s Page | By
Timothy L. Bertschy
When Illinois re-enacted the death penalty in 1977, the General Assembly and the criminal justice system made a legal and moral commitment to the people of Illinois that, if executions take place in their name, they would be done right.
186
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie McGrath
Offer, acceptance, consideration, and criminal law.
217
Practice Tips | By
Robert A. Chapman
What do you do when the other side breaches a settlement agreement? This article reviews your alternatives under Illinois law.
219
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Anne E. Thar
Workers' comp lawyers are cursed with a special set of headaches. The remedy? Follow this advice.
221
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd Flaming
You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?
223
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
When does a word mean what it means rather than what people hear it to mean?