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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

November 2008Volume 96Number 11Pages 541-596

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Practice News

554
Illinois Law Update

Evidence sufficient to uphold conviction for disorderly conduct; order-protection laws amended to prohibit access to health records; new rules redefine income ceiling for childcare eligibility; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

558
Practice of Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Learn how to create a bill-paying culture among your clientele.
564
Family Law | By
Michelle A. Lawless
Custodial parents who seek to take their children out of Illinois face a high bar. Here are tips for preparing a removal case.
568
Mental Health Law | By
Rob Shumaker
Too many involuntary commitments are overturned because the lawyers and judges fail to follow the law. Here's a how-to guide.
574
Criminal Law Evidence | By
Hon. Daniel B. Shanes
The author argues that statements are rarely "testimonial" - and thus barred - if the government did not produce them.
580
Estate Planning / Taxation | By
Robert J. Kolasa
In 2009, federal and Illinois estate taxes will be "decoupled." Here's how estate planners can use gifts to help clients pay less.

Columns

546
Letters
Two takes on two-tiered billing.
586
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Judge Justice learns how he has affected the lives of litigants.
588
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Two Web sites are bringing free cases and more to the public
590
Estate Planning | By
Katarinna McBride
New FDIC rules provide more protection for revocable trusts.
592
For New Lawyers
Can an adopted child inherit from a biological parent?