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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2006Volume 94Number 12Pages 633-688

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Practice News

650
Illinois Law Update

Need for support not a factor in terminating maintenance in de facto marriage; partially consumed bottles of wine allowed to leave restaurants; rules for electronic transmission of election info updated; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Civil Practice | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Though you shouldn't count on a surprise case-winning confession, there's a lot you can do to improve your performance on cross.
660
Family Law | By
Michael K. Goldberg
Effective January 1, grandparents can petition for visitation during a divorce and after some types of adoptions.
663
Family Law | By
Morris Lane Harvey
Is the new statute constitutionally infirm like its predecessor?
666
Local Government / Open Meetings | By
John H. Brechin
Beginning in January, members of public bodies can attend by "electronic means" under some circumstances.or opines.
670
Evidence | By
Charles L. Philbrick
A look at the law of spoliation from the insured's perspective.
674
Evidence | By
Theodore J. Koerth
and
Christopher E. Paetsch
The emerging legal standards.

Columns

638
Letters
Defending the attorney-client privilege
640
President’s Page | By
Irene F. Bahr
A special ISBA committee will help retired lawyers serve those who need counsel.
678
Civil Practice | By
Jeffrey A. Parness
The Illinois Supreme Court lays down the law on arbitration agreements.
680
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
The history of - and practice pointers about - shareholder agreements for close corporations.
682
For New Lawyers
Must Homebuilders Give Buyers an Express Warranty?
684
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
"Don't pad your bill" - that's stating the obvious, right? So why must we keep stating it? Time can't change me But I can't trace time - David Bowie