Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

March 2012Volume 100Number 3Pages 117-168

March 2012 Illinois Bar Journal Cover Image

Practice News

132
Illinois Law Update

Appellate court retains jurisdiction despite motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens; law enforcement authorities must provide notice when re-opening a closed case; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

136
Employment Law | By
Charles J. Muhl
An employee complains on Facebook about her workplace. Obviously she can be fired or otherwise disciplined, right? Don't be so sure.
140
Tort Law | By
Martin A. Dolan
and
Karen Muñoz
It's hard to sue a hands-off social host in Illinois who merely allows underage drinking. But if he or she voluntarily undertakes to prevent it, it might be a different story.
146
Real Estate Law | By
Michael J. Rooney
Closing protection letters, the Form DS-1 disclosure, and key 2010 revisions to the Rules of Professional Conduct are potential pitfalls for real estate lawyers.
150
Bankruptcy | By
Faiq M. Mihlar
and
Heather M. Giannino
The authors advise counsel for creditors about preparing a proof of claim and filing a motion for relief from the automatic stay in Illinois-based bankruptcy courts.
154
Probation | By
Cynthia Y. Cobbs
and
Michael J. Tardy
An overview of the history, structure, and evolutionary changes in the Illinois adult and juvenile probation system.

Columns

124
President’s Page | By
John G. Locallo
Are you using the practice management tech tools you need? If not, the ISBA is there for you.
160
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Federal agency adjudicatory decisions used to be hard to find, but now most are on the web.
162
Civil Practice | By
Jeffrey A. Parness
Illinois courts should require prediscovery conferrals and other deposition-management techniques, the author opines.
164
Business Law | By
Asalya Akhmerova
and
William Price
Thirty-two states have some form of business trust statute. Illinois does not. Should it?