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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2009Volume 97Number 1Pages 1-56

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Subpoena for medical records sufficiently limited in scope; Good Samaritan Act amended; new responsibilities for electronic registration and titling service providers; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

20
Law Practice Management | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Selling or otherwise closing your private practice? Don't forget to take care of important business before you do.
24
Discovery | By
Joseph R. Marconi
The question isn't whether confidential client information will be disclosed during electronic discovery but what to do when it happens.
32
Child Support | By
Sara L. Busche
Illinois child-support obligors who refuse to pay risk losing driving privileges, professional licenses, the right to hunt or fish, and other penalties.
36
Copyright | By
J. Joseph McCoy
As copyright interests grow increasingly valuable, businesses that fail to protect their creative works run high legal risks.
42
Voir Dire | By
Marc B. Stahl
The Illinois legal community lacks a set of commonly understood, shorthand objections to identify improper questions during voir dire examination of prospective jurors.

Columns

6
Letters
Involuntary commitment; polygraphs and rape victims.
8
President - Elect | By
John G. O’Brien
Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section
47
For New Lawyers
Will I lose my stepchildren?
48
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
The statutes are online, of course. But here are other free resources.
50
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
Courts no longer per se prohibit live-in partners for unmarried custodians.
52
Real Estate Law | By
James K. Weston
HUD has finally pushed out its RESPA regs. Here's an at-a-glance review.