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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2012Volume 100Number 2Pages 61-116

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Court upholds parenting order restricting children's exposure to non-custodial parent's religion; new procedure for authorizing the release of a deceased patient's health records; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

80
Attorney Fees | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
More clients - and lawyers for that matter - are looking for value-based alternatives to the billable hour. The good news? They can be a win-win for attorney and client.
84
Ethics | By
Peter L. Rotskoff
and
Melinda J. Bentley
What if opposing counsel wins a continuance to go to a funeral but takes an island vacation instead (and posts photos on Facebook)? Ethics authorities explore these and other hypotheticals.
88
Lincoln Award Winner - Employment Law | By
Alexandra Lee Newman
and
Yelena Shagall
In Staub, the Supreme Court expanded the "cat's paw" theory, which holds that an unbiased decisionmaker can be liable for employment discrimination. The article looks at what the decision means for Illinois practitioners.
94
Civil Practice | By
Kristopher N. Classen
Under the revestment doctrine, litigants can "revest" the trial court with otherwise expired jurisdiction by participating in a case without objection 30 or more days after entry of the final order. But recent rulings draw the viability of the doctrine into question.
100
Financial Regulation | By
Donna M. Goelz
and
Timothy J. Howard
Dodd-Frank is the most comprehensive overhaul of the financial services industry in recent history. Here's what it means for businesses and consumer finance litigators.

Columns

68
President’s Page | By
John G. Locallo
An ISBA delegation meets with Cuban judges and lawyers.
106
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Fee contests over physician testimony reflect the tension between lawyers and doctors.
108
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
More about the pros and cons of e-calendars.
110
Estate Planning | By
David A. Berek
Encourage wealthy clients to give tax-avoiding gifts now.