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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2004Volume 92Number 2Pages 53-108

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Practice News

Articles

76
Practice Management / Ethics | By
Anton F. Mikel
A look at Illinois' murkey law dealing with who owns the contents of client files and how long lawyers have to keep them.
82
Civil Rights | By
William F. Zieske
Have you wondered what this massive, controversial Act is really all about? Here's a summary and review.
88
Zoning | By
Ronald S. Cope
The supreme court recently required broader due-process rights for objectors to zoning decisions. Here's how municipalities can comply.
92
Mediation | By
Sarah E. Cook
and
Sheryl E. Healy
A look at this new law, which should make mediation a more attractive alternative to litigation.
97
Practice Management / Ethics | By
Patrick Sean Ginty
While retaining liens can be effective, you should understand their scope and effect before you use them.

Columns

58
Letters to the Editor
Don't forget the court's citation rules.
60
President’s Page | By
Terrence J. Lavin
The life of your bar president is chockablock with speeches, bar meetings, award ceremonies, and dinner banquets.
68
Legislative Report | By
Jim Covington
If you practice before any of 32 state agencies and commissions or represent local governmental entities, take a close look at the newly enacted ethics-in-government legislation
101
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd Flaming
Want to make your office less vulnerable to computer viruses, hackers, and the like? Here's a seven-step program.
103
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Karen Erger
Civility isn't just a nice thing; it is a hallmark of professionalism and a key component of malpractice prevention.
105
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Last month's column looked at the "prep work" necessary for a brief. This month, we focus on the framework.