Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2004Volume 92Number 12Pages 605-656

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Practice News

620
Illinois Law Update

School districts not responsible for educational portion of residential placement; appointed counsel can withdraw from post-conviction proceedings; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

624
Law Firm Economics | By
Virginia Grant
How well are ISBA lawyers doing economically? Our recent economic survey provides answers to this and other questions.
628
Labor and Employment | By
Jane M. McFetridge
and
Grace Hwang Lee
Can employees recover from a misbehaving supervisor in addition to the company? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
636
Trust and Estates | By
Robert S. Held
Although the law is unsettled, attorneys for trusts may owe a fiduciary duty to trust beneficiaries.
638
Civil Practice | By
Anthony J. Longo
When should reviewing courts defer to trial court rulings on transfer-of-venue motions? This author offers his analysis.
642
Criminal Law | By
Judge Michael P. Toomin
The supreme court had already implemented some of the reforms later recommended by the Ryan commission, this author notes.

Columns

610
Letters
Voluntary-dismissal abuse; small estate affidavits.
648
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
They can spread risk at lower cost in money and hassle.
650
Risk Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Ten reminders for 2005.
652
Civil Practice | By
James E. Pfander
A new law allows more discrimination claims against the state.