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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2005Volume 93Number 5Pages 217-264

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Practice News

232
Illinois Law Update

No right to refuse DUI testing; Property Tax Code allows for post-judgment motions; criminal records for certain offenses may be sealed; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

236
Attorney Fees | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
It's permissible to refer cases to other lawyers and share in the fee, as long as you meet the requirements.
240
Family Law | By
Nancy Ford
In Illinois, a recently enacted statute governs would-be parents' contracts with surrogate mothers. Here's a look at what the new law does and doesn't do.
246
Civil Practice | By
Terrence J. Lavin
How to find and use physicians and other medical witnesses.
248
Tort Law | By
G. Grant Dixon III
How much control must general contractors in Illinois exercise over a workplace to make them liable for injuries to a subcontractor's workers? A look at the conflicting cases.
252
Real Property / Taxation | By
David J. Dwyer
Here's how to calculate property taxes in Cook County under the new law.

Columns

222
Letters
Nonprofits' billing practices; bankruptcy lawyers and divorce.
224
President’s Page | By
Ole Bly Pace III
We don't alter the future, but we can plan for it
256
Estate Planning | By
David Berek
 Is a debtor's interest in a family LLC still beyond the reach of creditors?
258
Finding Illinois Law | By
Thomas Keefe
The 80/20 rule has implications for how you do–and pay for–legal research.
260
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Jurors want to do a good job. Let's help them.