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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2001Volume 89Number 2Pages 49-104

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Double jeopardy; parental unfitness; veto of Criminal Code legislation; Eliminate the Digital Divide Act; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Health Law | By
Michelle M. Jochner
A review of three groundbreaking HMO liability cases that change the landscape of medical malpractice litigation.
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Family Law | By
David N. Schaffer
An analysis of two important new cases that limit the power of legislatures to grant grandparent visitation.
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Witnesses | By
Hon. Barbara A. McDonald
Last month's IBJ focused on the practical implications of Rule 213(g); this month's article undertakes a thorough analysis and offers recommendations for improvement.
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Elder Law | By
Lee Beneze
Lawyers aren't required to report elder abuse, but they enjoy statutory protection if they do.
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Civil Practice | By
Lora D. Kadlec
Distinguishing between "ultimate facts" and "legal conclusions" for requests to admit remains a difficult but important job.

Columns

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Letters to the Editor
Credibility gap.
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The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie C. McGrath
When does may mean must? When it comes to appealing interlocutory orders
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Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd Flaming
Software; especially a program called "CaseMap"; can help you see the relationships between the facts, people, events, and issues in your case.
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Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Use technology to project; literally; an image that will impress your audience.
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Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Anne E. Thar
Should you take your fee in the form of stock options in a client company? Before you say "yes," read on.