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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2009Volume 97Number 12Pages 589-644

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Practice News

604
Illinois Law Update

Defendants may owe a duty of care to child injured on treadmill; firearm owner's ID revoked for subjects of order of protection; registered nurses allowed to administer anesthesia; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

608
Law Office Management and Technology | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
With the right technology, you can be as productive when you're traveling as you are in the office.
612
Estate Planning | By
Robert J. Kolasa
Big news for estate planners - the new Illinois QTIP lets clients use the full federal exclusion without Illinois estate tax consequences.
618
Corporations / Attorney and Client | By
Richard L. Miller II
and
Joshua E. Liebman
When they're sued, corporations and their officers often turn to the corporation's lawyer. But look out for conflicts of interest before you undertake joint representation.
624
Criminal Procedure | By
Rob Shumaker
In response to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court issued decisions that give police more freedom to search and question vehicle occupants at traffic stops.
630
Construction Law | By
Joseph E. Rubas
If you represent contractors and you're struggling to get a grip on indemnity, workers' comp liens, and Kotecki waiver issues, this article is for you.

Columns

594
Letters
Use trusts, not wills in most cases; Robes, dickies, and wigs.
596
President’s Page | By
John G. O’Brien
Hope survives a long and challenging year.
597
A Message from the President-Elect | By
Mark D. Hassakis
Our ISBA Family Invites You to Join an ISBA Committee or Section
634
Business Law | By
Michael J. Huft
Learn about new amendments to the Illinois General Not For Profit Corporation Act.
636
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
Nonlawyers can represent an employer in administrative proceedings before the IDES.
638
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Ethics rules oblige you to protect your clients and the profession.