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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

October 2008Volume 96Number 10Pages 485-540

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Search of probationer's computer allowed; Sex Offender Community Notification Law amended; changes to Illinois income tax laws; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Tort Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
How do you break into p.i. practice? Successful practitioners offer advice.
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Family Law | By
Reuben A. Bernick
Can an ex-wife recover post-decree arrearages of child support from the separately owned assets of the obligor father's new wife? The appellate court says "yes." Plus, read Christine Takata's take on this much talked-about ruling.
516
Administrative Law | By
Thomas M. Battista
An agency rules against your client and you want a court to review the decision. What's the next step? This article explains.
524
Premises Liability | By
Courtney Dashiell Lorentz
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a restaurant owner has a duty to protect its patrons from an out-of-control car. So where does a premises owner's duty to the public end?
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Criminal Law | By
Kerry J. Bryson
Despite doubts about their reliability, polygraph exams are required in sex-offense cases. This article discusses the law.

Columns

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Letters
The Second and Fourteenth Amendments
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President’s Page | By
Jack C. Carey
Voters should reject the call for a constitutional convention.
494
Con-Con | By
James W. Hilliard
Background on the Illinois Constitution and the Con-Con.
532
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
The Federal Reserve finally issues a new RESPA rule.
534
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
They don't mean much in the age of no-fault divorce.
536
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Don't think your support staff can make or break you? Think again.