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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2008Volume 96Number 1Pages 1-52

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Employer’s handbook revisions did not make employee at-will; Nursing Home Care Act amended; new CDB procedures for selecting design-build firms; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

20
Law Office Management | By
G. M. Filisko
You didn’t go to law school to be a salesperson, but you still have to sell yourself to prospective clients. Here’s how.
26
Civil Practice | By
Timothy J. Storm
This important new opinion makes it easier for judges to allow extensions for responding to requests to admit.
30
Employment/ Human Rights | By
Stephen E. Balogh
,
Randall D. Schmidt
, and
Lindsey Marcus
The Illinois Human Rights Act now provides for a right to a jury in the Illinois circuit court in employment discrimination cases.
38
Death Penalty | By
Thomas P. Sullivan
A look at the fate of commission proposals for death-penalty reform. Bottom line: the system is better but there’s room for improvement. 
44
Dui / Search and Seizure | By
Bruce L. Carmen
The Fourth Amendment prohibits police from turning routine traffic stops into investigations of other criminal activity.

Columns

6
Letters
Labeling security retainers; order-of-protection abuse.
8
President’s Page | By
Joseph G. Bisceglia
“Lawyer-peacemaker” is the right image for our profession.
48
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
Before you draft a premarital agreement, consider what’s at stake.
49
For New Lawyers
Pushing the statute of limitations.
50
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
New laws expand the prohibitions on predatory lending.
52
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Here’s a grab bag of miscellaneous and – mostly – free research sites.