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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

July 2008Volume 96Number 7Pages 325-376

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Terry search valid when based on non-anonymous tip; Illinois Aging Act amended; new restrictions on availability of confidential information to caregivers; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

344
Practice Management | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Should you do legal work for family and close friends? Probably not, ethics experts and seasoned lawyers say.
348
Family Law | By
Alison G. Turoff
Divorcing spouses who try to gain the upper hand by catching the other party in the act may violate federal and state eavesdropping and privacy statutes.
352
Evidence | By
William T. Gibbs
According to the hornbooks, the Act bars testimony by someone with an interest in litigation about a conversation with or event occurring in the presence of a decedent. But what does that mean?
360
Litigation | By
Matthew R. Crimmins
Don't promise the jury more than you can deliver, don't make inflammatory arguments, and more "don'ts" for litigation.
364
UCC | By
William J. Ryan
and
John B. Thornton
Many contracts are formed by the exchange of price quotes, purchase orders, and invoices, which often contain conflicting terms. This article reviews typical "battle of the forms" issues.

Columns

330
Letters
Sharia law? Voluntary dismissal; confrontation clause; HUD-1 form.st.
332
President’s Page | By
Jack C. Carey
An annual checkup can save your life.
368
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
Build your family law practice by knowing your stuff and getting your name out.
369
For New Lawyers
Is a spouse entitled to corporate assets?
370
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
A growing number of law-review articles are free for the viewing.
372
Real Estate Law
HUD's proposed new RESPA regs leave a lot to be desired.