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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2010Volume 98Number 2Pages 57-112

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

"Conversation" for Eavesdropping Act includes teaching; penalties stiffened for animal and dog fighting; amendments clarify rights re: contested paternity; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

76
Legal Technology | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Here's how to ensure that your documents' metadata, including comments and proposed changes, are viewed only as intended.
82
FOIA | By
Alison K. Hayden
Revisions to Illinois' sunshine laws are designed to make public records more accessible. But will they work as intended?
86
Criminal Law / Juries - Lincoln Award Winner | By
Geoffrey Burkhart
A supreme court rule requires judges to ask potential jurors whether they understand and accept four fundamental principles of criminal law. But following the rule is easier said than done.
92
Real Estate Law | By
Roger L. Price
and
M. Ryan Pinkston
A look at the implied warranty of habitability for Illinois homebuyers from the perspective of counsel for builders and sellers.
98
Expert Witnesses | By
James W. Springer
In theory, experts may not opine about whether a party's actions were legal. Here's how courts have put that principle into practice.

Columns

64
President’s Page | By
John G. O’Brien
A look at the work of ISBA's Committee on Women in the Law
102
Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Social networking sites are great - unless jurors are using them in ways that threaten a fair trial.
104
Estate Planning | By
Katarinna McBride
Congress defied the conventional wisdom and let the estate tax die. What will replace it?
104
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Nothing puts life in perspective like glimpsing your mortality.
108
Asked and Answered
Does bankruptcy affect my lottery winnings?