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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2010Volume 98Number 1Pages 1-56

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Federal courts have jurisdiction over legal malpractice claims in patent infringement cases; aggravated battery with a firearm law now protects students; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

20
Business Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
You've thought about expanding into business counseling - what's the next step? Here's advice from experienced business-law practitioners, plus some business-law basics.
26
Tort Law | By
Bradford J. Peterson
It's common to accommodate Medicare liens in personal injury liability claims. But must litigants also protect Medicare from future medical expenses? The author explores the issue.
36
Family Law | By
Paulette M. Gray
A look at some hypothetical but all-too-common family-law scenarios and how to approach them under the 2010 Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.
40
Creditor’s Rights | By
Robert G. Markoff
and
Christopher J. McGeehan
A summary of how the revival process works in light of recent changes.
44
Criminal Law | By
David J. Robinson
Coleman created an exception to the Illinois eavesdropping statute for joint state and federal investigations. The author criticizes the case and considers its practical implications.

Columns

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President’s Page | By
John G. O’Brien
Here's what sets this lawyer-owned insurance company apart.
9
A Message from the President Elect | By
Mark D. Hassakis
Our ISBA Family Invites You to Join an ISBA Committee or Section
47
Asked and Answered
How can I trace a former client?
48
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Google now offers its own searchable case law database.
50
Real Estate Law | By
Joseph R. Fortunato
and
Steven B. Bashaw
A reference to the sale of title insurance in the new rules has some lawyers concerned.
52
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
Not all ethical rules appear in the Rules of Professional Conduct.