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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2011Volume 99Number 1Pages 1-56

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

No evidentiary limitations to statements of minor in temporary custody hearing; property owners can seek tax reimbursement for annexed properties; changes in alternate fuels program; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Law Practice Management | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
The 2010 update of Illinois' ethics rules make it easier to sell a law practice. But what about practical issues like valuation and transition planning? Seasoned solos offer advice.
24
Family Law | By
Burton S. Hochberg
and
Kimberly A. Cook
Is your client's ex unwilling to get work or deliberately taking a lesser-paying job to avoid paying support or maintenance? Here are resources and remedies you need to know about.
28
Civil Practice | By
Stephen A. Wood
and
James M. Reiland
Goodbye to the "Conspiracy" Theory of Personal Jurisdiction?
36
Business Law | By
Jennifer A. Waters
and
Peter V. Baugher
Many companies promise officers and directors an advance of litigation expenses for suits filed against them. But employers may be surprised by the potential costs of this perk.
40
Education Law | By
Matt Keenan
and
Eleonora di Liscia
With public schools under increasing financial pressure, legitimate district residents are sometimes presented with a tuition bill. Here's what to do when it happens to your client.

Columns

6
Comments
Another approach to judicial selection
7
A Message From The President-Elect | By
John G. Locallo
Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section.
8
President’s Page | By
Mark D. Hassakis
and
Lisa Jacobs
What would "the system" look like if we designed it for our children?
44
Real Estate Law | By
Steven B. Bashaw
and
Joseph R. Fortunato
Those faced with foreclosure need legal advice, not more legislation.
46
New Ethics Rules | By
John Cesario
Succession planning might just be part of your ethical duty of diligence.
48
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Should the government, not vendors, produce "official" versions of the law?
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Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
Once made, a custody determination is hard to reverse.