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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2002Volume 90Number 8Pages 385-436

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Practice News

402
Illinois Law Update

Jumping on trampoline poses open and obvious risks; defendant cannot be tried for reckless homicide after pleading guilty to reckless driving; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

406
Expert Witnesses | By
Hon. Barbara A. McDonald
While not perfect, the newly amended version of Rule 213 should require adequate disclosure while reducing hypertechnical motions.
412
Debtors and Creditors | By
Aaron W. Brooks
and
Megan G. Heeg
Many argue that GLBA's disclosure and other requirements apply to lawyers. Here's what to do.
414
HIPAA | By
Neville M. Bilimoria
This article reconciles the strictures of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act with Illinois privacy law.
421
Real Estate Law | By
John O’Rourke
The impact of seller-disclosure law on Illinois residential real-estate practice.

Columns

398
Legislative Wrap-Up | By
Jim Covington
A revamped Uniform Partnership Act and new sex-abuse reporting requirements by clergy are among the many bills awaiting Gov. Ryan's signature at press time.
425
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd Flaming
Small-firm computing is no longer about which computer to buy; even the basic models are powerful enough. Now it's about how to set up a network that lets you share programs and files.
427
Legal Communication | By
Shelley Rice Weinberg
Like most lawyers called to jury duty, the author found the experience eye-opening.
431
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Karen J. Dilibert
Do you really know what malpractice coverage you're getting under a "claims made and reported" policy? And what does "full prior acts" mean? Read on and make yourself a more informed consumer of lawyers' professional liability (LPL) insurance.