Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2007Volume 95Number 12Pages 613-668

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Practice News

632
Illinois Law Update

Negligence can be considered for determining entitlement to tax-deed indemnity fund; access to library records allowed without court order; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

636
Attorney Fees | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Learn how to craft retainer agreements to define and clarify the scope of your engagement, why it’s important to collect fees up front, and more.
642
Evidence | By
Hon. James P. Flannery Jr.
What foundation is needed to introduce a video at trial in Illinois? Are videos subject to discovery? The author explores that and more.
650
Intellectual Property | By
Preston H. Smirman
and
David A. Burns
Understanding intellectual property fundamentals can protect your client’s business and enhance your general practice. Here’s a primer.
656
Family Law | By
Sarah Unsicker
How can Illinois parents plan for the possibility that they will die or otherwise not be there for their children? This article reviews the options.

Columns

618
Letters
Returning phone calls, etc.
620
President’s Page | By
Joseph G. Bisceglia
Your community would be a poorer place without you. 
631
Legislative Report | By
Melinda J. Bentley
A new law allows clients to sue for UPL damages under the Illinois Attorney Act.
660
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Ten time wasters that can cause your time “inventory” to shrink.
662
Business Law | By
Lin Hanson
LLCs afford clients protection from creditors, but not unlimited protection.
664
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
Courts should grant extensions for “good cause” failures to comply. So what’s “good cause”?