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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2007Volume 95Number 2Pages 57-108

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

"Right to privacy" includes secrecy; mass tort p.i. cases not suitable for class action; info on financial identity theft must be provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles; new protected categories under Human Rights Act; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

76
Law and the Military | By
Michael D. Schag
The SCRA protects military personnel in areas ranging from leases to consumer credit to taxes. Here's how it works.
82
Estate Planning | By
Kerry R. Peck
and
D. Rebecca Mitchell
Drafting tips to help lawyers help parents plan, financially and otherwise, for special-needs children.
86
Tort Law | By
Jeffrey J. Kroll
and
Sean P. Driscoll
Illinois courts are giving immunity to more types of parents on the one hand as they create exceptions to the parental immunity doctrine on the other.
90
Lincoln Award Winner Family / Child Law | By
Roman J. Seckel
The R.L.S. case created differing approaches to standing under the probate act and the IMDMA. The author analyzes the ruling.
96
Criminal Law | By
Patrick Gallagher
The author argues that the Illinois consecutive sentencing statute violates the Sixth Amendment by allowing judges rather than jurors to make findings of fact that increase a defendant's punishment.

Columns

64
President’s Page | By
Irene F. Bahr
Recently initiated programs will serve ISBA lawyers for years to come.
95
For New Lawyers
I've got my judgment- how do I collect?
102
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
A good opening statement will shape jurors' perception of the case.
104
Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
The federal circuits are split and the seventh circuit is silent.
106
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Ignorance of the law is no excuse, especially for lawyers.