Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2005Volume 93Number 12Pages 605-656

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Practice News

622
Illinois Law Update

Legal malpractice-claims invalid unless plaintiff suffered monetary damage; no economic losses for negligent design; trauma reporting requirements revised; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

626
MCLE | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
A lawyer's-eye view of the new MCLE rules.
630
Real Estate | By
Howard M. Turner
The changes make the act simpler and easier to understand, this author opines.
636
DUI / Traffic | By
George A.M. Heroux
These new laws, effective January 1, take special aim at drivers responsible for fatalities.
638
Employment Law / Taxation | By
Ralph A. Morris
and
Heather R.M. Becker
Every lawyer who negotiates an employment discrimination settlement should understand the implications of these tax issues.
640
Business Law | By
Raymond P. Kolak
Buying the assets, rather than the stock, of a business does not always protect the buyer from the seller's liabilities.

Columns

612
President’s Page | By
Robert K. Downs
Much has been accomplished, and we still have half a year to go.
646
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
Series LLCs are a valuable tool, but they're expensive. here are some money-saving tips.
648
Civil Practice | By
James E. Pfander
The supreme court's recent class-action certification case calls the need for CAFA into question.
650
Risk Prevention | By
Karen Erger
You'd better be. Test your knowledge of the Rules of Professional Conduct and stay on the ARDC's good side.