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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2007Volume 95Number 8Pages 389-444

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Practice News

404
Illinois Law Update

Admitted negligent acts properly presented to jury when relevant and necessary to plaintiff's case; local public entity immune from retaliatory discharge claim; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

412
Animal Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
As Americans place more value on pets, the importance of animal law is growing. Here's an Illinois-focused look at this emerging area.
418
Arbitration / Employment Law | By
Andrew Harris
A look at the Illinois Supreme Court's arbitration-friendly decision in Melena, complete with pointers for drafting or challenging arbitration clauses in its wake.
424
Real Estate Law | By
Terry Sharp
and
Lance C. Martin
Simply getting an inspection may not give your clients what they need. Here are steps you can take to protect them.
428
Administrative Law / Health Care Law | By
Michael V. Favia
and
Marlene E. Siedlarz
Attorneys representing doctors, dentists, and other licensees before the IDFPR need to know the agency's policies and procedures. Here's a primer.
432
Criminal Law | By
Frank S. Perri
Expert help and skillful motion drafting can help defense counsel respond to prosecution "document dumping" in complex criminal fraud cases..

Columns

396
President’s Page | By
Joseph G. Bisceglia
Renew the idealism that inspired you to become a lawyer.
408
Legislative Roundup | By
Jim Covington
Highlights of this year's legislative session.
435
For New Lawyers
What kind of client file system is best for your firm?
436
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Physical evidence can have a huge impact, but know whether it will help or hurt your client.
438
Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
A look at how and why to use grantor retained annuity trusts.
440
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Sometimes the best client is the one you turn away.