Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2006Volume 94Number 5Pages 213-268

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Illinois election code section is unconstitutional; defendants have high bar to overcome plaintiff's choice of venue; Unemployment Insurance Act revised; procedures for PTAB appeals adjusted; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

236
New Technology | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Blogs are sprouting like mushrooms these days, it seems. Why do lawyers blog? Should you join them?
242
Estate Planning | By
Thomas A. Pasquesi
A look at the standards that guide guardians and courts charged with making decisions on behalf of incompetent wards.
250
Employment Law | By
Paul E. Starkman
Most employers resist employees' efforts to "lawyer up" in response to a company investigation. Maybe they shouldn't.
254
Tort Law | By
Anthony Longo
A defense lawyer applauds the Bulger court's finding that evidence of subsequent remedial measures is inadmissible
256
Quality of Life | By
Pamela Daley
and
Arla Lisa McMillan
Should law schools do more to help students cope with the demands of legal education and practice?

Columns

220
President’s Page | By
Robert K. Downs
We must continue to promote the ideals that drew us to the profession.
260
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Lawyers, who do battle with words, should strive to be warrior poets.
262
Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
Two important legislative proposals that estate planners should know about.
264
Finding Illinois Law | By
Thomas Keefe
A look at some leading one-stop-shopping centers of legal research.