Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

November 2005Volume 93Number 11Pages 549-604

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Settlement agreements only rescinded by substantial non-performance or material breach; child counseling amended in IMDMA; pre-conviction suspension of driver's licenses clarified; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

572
Lawyer Marketing | By
Mary Katherine Danna
Should you build a Web site? Buy a listing in an online directory? Here's an introduction to Web-based marketing.
578
Tort Law | By
Beth C. Boggs
and
Douglas B. Keane
The authors argue that some courts have unwisely expanded the"distraction"exception to the rule barring recovery for injury causedby an open and obvious danger.
584
Contracts | By
Hal R. Morris
  What if the parties reached an agreement but the writing that supposedly records it is wrong? That's where contract reformation comes in.  
590
Bankruptcy / Creditor’s Rights | By
Edward S. Margolis
The bankruptcy reform law adds some new pro-creditor wrinkles to defending preference actions.

Columns

554
Letters
Poor lawyer image - incivility not the culprit? Mediator as peacemaker.
556
President’s Page | By
Robert K. Downs
Solo and small firm lawyers are in touch with the core values of the profession.
594
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Are you relying on stereotypes about jury behavior when you exercise peremptory challenges?
596
Finding Illinois Law | By
Thomas Keefe
There's plenty of material about Illinois ethics law on the 'Net, much of it freely available
600
Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
Find out more about Illinois estate-tax revisions, series LLCs, and the Disposition of Remains Act.