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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2012Volume 100Number 1Pages 1-60

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Practice News

Articles

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ISBA | By
Thomas J. Hunter
The ISBA's flagship publication debuted before World War I and continues into the digital age. Here's a look at 100 years of IBJ history.
30
Estate Planning / Elder Law | By
Diana Law
and
William Siebers
Effective January 1, Illinois finally brought its Medicaid rules for long-term care into compliance with federal requirements. The new rules make it harder for Illinois long-term care recipients to protect their assets while preserving Medicaid eligibility. Here's what you need to know.
42
Civil Practice | By
Richard L. Miller II
A look at the risks your client takes by publicly discussing an ongoing case and why doing so is usually a bad idea.
46
Mechanics Liens | By
Larry N. Woodard
The Mechanics Lien Act gives contractors priority over mortgagees to the extent their work "enhanced" the property's value, giving them another chance to recover when mortgaged real estate sells. This article looks at the legal and practical difficulties in proving enhancement.

Columns

7
A Message From The President-Elect | By
John E. Thies
Our ISBA Family Invites You to Join an ISBA Committee or Section
8
President’s Page | By
John G. Locallo
It's more important than ever to give lawyers a strong voice in Springfield.
50
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
A veteran family lawyer offers rules for practice success.
52
Real Estate Law | By
Joseph R. Fortunato Jr.
When only one spouse takes title to the house, must the other sign the mortgage?
54
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Here's where to find basic immigration law information.