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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2006Volume 94Number 2Pages 53-100

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Omission in indictment harmless error unless defendant proves prejudice; only supreme court can choose between competing interests in court rules; attorney's fees not recoverable absent express language; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Practice of Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Several courthouses, notably DuPage County's, have implemented digital recording of courtroom proceedings. Is stenography a thing of the past?
76
Family Law | By
David B. Yavitz
A new law imposes interest on overdue support and changes the formula for calculating interest.
80
Real Estate Law | By
Jordan I. Shifrin
Here's a look at (mostly unsuccessful) challenges to these restrictions and some ways owners have tried to get around them.
84
Law Practice Management | By
Carl R. Draper
Is your filing system - paper and electronic - up to snuff?
88
Evidence / Expert Witnesses / Lincoln Award Winner | By
Justin Lee Heather
The court in Simons created a dual standard: de novo review of the Frye "general acceptance" test, more deferential treatment of the trial court's decision about relevance and experts' qualifications.

Columns

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Letters
Juvenile crime - are parents the problem? 
60
President’s Page | By
Robert K. Downs
Much has been - and remains to be - done.
92
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Make sure your preparation and presentation are first rate for your juror guests.
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Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
A new law raised the gift tax ceiling: are you taking advantage for your clients?
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Risk Prevention | By
Karen Erger
So why do lawyers use those self-serving engagement letters? Oh, the many reasons.