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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2008Volume 96Number 4Pages 165-220

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Practice News

180
Illinois Law Update

No suppression of evidence obtained in violation of eavesdropping statute; seller must refund deposit for not providing real estate disclosure statement; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

184
Courts | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Supporters of drug, mental-health, and other specialty courts say they reduce recidivism and help offenders get control of their lives.
190
Juries | By
Sara Parikh
and
Terrence Lavin
Experience with mock juries challenges conventional wisdom about how jurors react to expert testimony and attorney performance.
198
Employment Law | By
William J. Borah
Title VII is not a code of behavior, according to the seventh circuit. But the court has also expanded remedies for victims of "hellish" sexual harassment.
204
Attorney / Client Privilege | By
James A. Hansen
and
Melinda S. Madison
Under the common-interest doctrine, an attorney's advice to an insurance-company client might not be privileged in a later dispute with the insured.
206
Employment Law | By
Marc R. Poulos
,
Melissa Binetti
, and
Robert G. Reiter Jr.
A new law makes it easier to challenge classifying construction workers as independent contractors, not employees.

Columns

170
Letters
The Kotecki gap; the perils of forms; the conscience of a lawyer. 
172
President’s Page | By
Joseph G. Bisceglia
 Incivility tarnishes our image and makes practice less rewarding.
212
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
Real estate lawyers worry about proposed changes in the rules governing "law-related service."
214
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
A list of resources worth keeping at your fingertips.
215
Asked and Answered
Is a co-signer entitled to a foreclosure notice?
216
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Don't risk losing valuable coverage by being less than forthcoming with your insurer.