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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2009Volume 97Number 2Pages 57-108

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Admission of prior juvenile adjudications allowed to impeach defendants; state police to videotape all traffic stops; procedures for disposing of confidential records updated; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

74
Legal History | By
Daniel W. Stowell
and
John A. Lupton
A look at Abraham Lincoln's legal practice in antebellum Illinois.
80
Estate Planning | By
Gary R. Gehlbach
and
Emily R. Vivian
Beginning this year, the gap between the Illinois and federal estate tax widens. This article discusses the implications and makes the case for an Illinois QTIP.
84
Lincoln Award Winner - Zoning | By
George L. Schoenbeck
Legislation and subsequent cases have resolved some ambiguities in the landmark Klaeren decision while giving rise to others.
90
Employment Law | By
Sang-yul Lee
,
Steven J. Pearlman
, and
Jonathan J.C. Grey
Does the Illinois Whistleblower Act preempt the common law? How can employers avoid retaliation claims? The authors offer answers.
94
Civil Practice | By
Keith L. Davidson
A veteran litigator warns against revealing so much during discovery that you limit your ability to effectively cross-examine experts at trial.

Columns

98
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Don't make bad economic times worse with bad management decisions.
100
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Before he was President, Lawyer Lincoln drew on the strength of rivals.
102
Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
A new law lessens the impact of the market downturn on retirement accounts.
104
For New Lawyers
How do I add a creditor to an old bankruptcy case?