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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2007Volume 95Number 5Pages 221-276

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Practice News

236
Illinois Law Update

Deposition cross must remain within scope of direct; court must assess best interests of child in considering contested removal agreement; day laborers protected under minimum wage law; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

240
Law Office Management | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Some things Illinois lawyers and law firms should think about before making a lateral move or hire.
244
Erisa Liens | By
James T. Nyeste
Healthcare plan reimbursement has been a contentious issue. The Supreme Court's Sereboff ruling answered some questions, but others remain. 
250
Employment Law | By
Patrick M. Kinnally
Your client's former employer goes to court seeking a TRO to enforce a noncompete agreement against him. What do you do?
254
Employment Law | By
Kenneth J. Vanko
Damages are often difficult to prove in unfair competition cases. Liquidated damages clauses can provide an effective - and efficient - remedy.
258
Ethics / Law Office Management | By
Jennifer E. Smiley
and
Michael L. Shakman
A review of the ethical rules that apply when lawyers seek to broaden their practices by offering non-legal services.
262
DUI / Criminal | By
Charles P. Burns
and
Jeff Chan
Do these defendants have standing to challenge a summary suspension?

Columns

226
Letters
Report ARDC letters to your malpractice carrier
228
President’s Page | By
Irene F. Bahr
Raising awareness about judicial independence is more important than ever.
266
For New Lawyers
Can a disbarred lawyer be a paralegal?
268
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Debate transcripts and more are on the General Assembly's Web site.
270
Estate Planning | By
Katarinna McBride
Informal speculation about what becomes of Anna Nicole's estate.
272
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Let's stand up for lawyers who represent unpopular clients.