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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

July 2007Volume 95Number 7Pages 333-388

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Practice News

348
Illinois Law Update

Validity of advance payment retainers; "sliding scale" rejected in contacts analysis of Web site; new guidelines for valuation of supportive living facilities; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

352
Family Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Eighteen months ago, Illinois redefined the roles of the GAL, child representative, and attorney for the child. How are courts and lawyers coping with the new system?
356
Civil Practice | By
Justin Lee Heather
A look at the Illinois Supreme Court's recent Avery and Gridley decisions and their dampening impact on class lawsuits.
360
Criminal Law | By
Kerry J. Bryson
A review of recent home-search cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Rettele "naked search" case from May.
376
Employee Benefits | By
Stephen M. Margolin
and
Harvey S. Shifrin
Pension and profit-sharing plans are more valuable than ever. Here's an overview for business advisors.

Columns

340
President’s Page | By
Joseph G. Bisceglia
The coming year will feature initiatives on lawyers' image, diversity, and judicial independence.
375
For New Lawyers
Can small p.i. firms compete with bigger ones?
382
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
A look at state agency Web sites that offer the agency's administrative decisions and more.
384
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
Mortgage fraud and bifurcated closings were among the issues for this year's General Assembly.
386
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
It's easier for courts to compensate a divorcing spouse who put a partner through school.