Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

November 2003Volume 91Number 11Pages 533-584

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Practice News

550
Illinois Law Update

Recreational-use provision of Tort Immunity Act not an absolute shield; defendants must show prejudice in post conviction petition; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

554
Trial Practice | By
Katherine L. Dzik
HIPAA has changed the rules for obtaining medical information from health care providers. Here's a brief guide, complete with forms.
560
Tort / Insurance Law | By
Marlene A. Kurilla
and
Melissa A. King
Which insurers are covered and which are not? What's a "covered claim"? Find out how the fund works.
566
Mechanics Liens | By
Bruce T. Logan
This author argues that the Act is out of step with modern construction, lending, and insurance practice.
571
Schools / Asbestos | By
Craig T. Liljestrand
A review of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act's mandatory reinspection requirements.
573
Tort Law / Accountants | By
Thomas F. Falkenberg
The answer is generally "yes" in Illinois.

Columns

542
President’s Page
I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. I was one of eight children.
575
Law Office Management & Technology | By
John W. Olmstead
Make sure your partner-compensation system encourages behavior that advances, not undermines, your firm's strategic goals.
577
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
As this cautionary tale illustrates, sometimes what you say to a client is less important than how you say it.
579
Finding Illinois Law | By
Phill Johnson
West Group and LexisNexis both offer free online research services that, while much more modest than Lexis and Westlaw, are well worth visiting.