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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2009Volume 97Number 5Pages 213-268

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Practice News

226
Illinois Law Update

Absolute immunity protects police officers from tort liability; public smoking restrictions amended; rules implementing the Consumer Installment Loan Act amended; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

230
Career Planning | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
You've been laid off or fear you might be - now what? Career experts help you take your future into your own hands - and see ISBA's career resources on page 234.
236
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
Think maintenance is off the table for marriages that end after 10 or fewer years? Think again.
242
Estate Planning | By
Ray J. Koenig III
and
MacKenzie Hyde
The popular Five Wishes document helps clients think about life issues. But don't use it in place of Illinois statutory forms, these authors argue.
246
Civil Practice | By
Timothy L. Bertschy
and
Nathaniel E. Strickler
The power of contempt is a confusing mix of civil and criminal law concepts overlaid with constitutional implications. Here's a review.
254
Tort Law | By
Terrence J. Lavin
and
Kristina M. Lau
Illinois courts are still struggling to determine the plaintiff's proper burden of proving proximate cause in "lost chance" cases.

Columns

218
Letters | By
Anthony C. Raccuglia
Fending off foreclosure - who controls the debt?; Don't allow parties to depose their own experts.
260
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Preparation and skillful questioning can help you bag your quarry.
262
Estate Planning | By
Katarinna McBride
Split-dollar agreements allow wealthy clients to use life-insurance trusts to avoid gift taxes and maximize estate value.
264
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
These bibliographies help you find Illinois research tools on your topic.