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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2005Volume 93Number 4Pages 153-216

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Practice News

170
Illinois Law Update

Personal goodwill excluded from marital assets; Illinois criminalizes recording of movies in theatres; language assistance mandated for hospitals; and more

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

174
Civil Practice | By
Nancy J. Arnold
and
Tim Eaton
Last year the court confronted contentious issues that matter not just to lawyers but to the public at large.
182
Criminal Law | By
Evelyn G. Baniewicz
Four-fifths of the court's criminal law decisions were without dissent, and only four were death-penalty appeals.
188
Civil Practice Management / Civil Rights | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Every private practice is a "public accommodation" under the ADA. Are you meeting your obligations to clients and others with disabilities?
198
Employment Law / Elder Law | By
Lori D. Ecker
and
Joseph M. Gagliardo
Will the U.S. Supreme Court allow older employees to prove age discrimination based on employers' facially neutral practices?
202
Tort Law | By
Michael B. Hyman
,
Carol V. Gilden
,
Melinda J. Morales
,
Adam J. Levitt
,
Michael A. Pope
, and
Steven F. Pflaum
Proponents say Rule 225 would stop class-action abuse; Opponents say it isn't needed.  

Columns

158
Letters
Pro bono – the system must be fair.
160
President’s Page | By
Ole Bly Pace III
ISBA has commissioned an unbiased study of the relationship between malpractice litigation and insurance rates.
208
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
Two different bills requiring notaries to maintain logbooks and record thumbprints are introduced this session.
210
Risk Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Your funds and your clients' don't mix. Ever.
212
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
The implications of In re Marriage of Bates.