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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

March 2006Volume 94Number 3Pages 101-156

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Practice News

118
Illinois Law Update

Award of medical expenses is "compensation" under Workers' Comp Act; "family or household member" classification under Domestic Violence Act may require extended cohabitation; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

122
Tort Law | By
Hon. James P. Flannery Jr.
From pre-trial notice requirements to spoliation of evidence, 2005 produced an array of Illinois cases of special interest to the trial bar.
128
Family Law / Bankruptcy | By
John J. Johnston
The new Code amendments have a major impact on family law - here are key provisions, issues, and strategies.
134
Law Practice Management | By
Carl R. Draper
Here are some high-tech ways to reduce data overload and stay on top of your fast-moving practice.
138
Criminal Law | By
Brendan Max
The author argues that such a duty exists based on the U.S. Supreme Court's Brady case and Illinois discovery and ethics rules
142
Trial Practice | By
Rodney R. Nordstrom
Here's how to make the most of the time you've granted for voir dire, no matter how limited.
146
Contracts | By
Joan M. Kubalanza
and
Kevin J. Clancy
An amendment to a 1906 real estate lease produced a huge unexpected rent increase. Don't let it happen to you.

Columns

106
Letters
Court reporting: alive and well
108
President’s Page | By
Robert K. Downs
An update on what has happened and is happening during ISBA's FY '05-'06.
148
Civil Practice | By
James E. Pfander
The federal and state high courts have shown a sophisticated understanding of the territorial reach of regulatory power. 
150
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
The seller's lawyer should make like the buyer's and take a critical look at the business before the sale.
152
Finding Illinois Law | By
Thomas Keefe
Internet search engines are important research tools, but take care to learn their limitations.