Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2012Volume 100Number 4Pages 169-224

Practice News

184
Illinois Law Update

Ex-husband lacks standing to sue for custody of former wife's adopted child; municipalities may use automated speed enforcement systems in safety zones; implementation of the Video Gaming Act; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

188
Legal Technology | By
Maria Kantzavelos
Wouldn't it be great to access case files from your laptop or store essential documents where no disaster can reach them? You can, and here's how.
196
Employment Law | By
Kelly M. Greco
,
David J. Fish
, and
Shannon Barnaby
A look at enforcing restrictive covenants in the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court's Reliable Fire ruling, complete with practice tips for lawyers on both sides of a non-compete case.
200
Family Law / Taxation | By
Barbara K. Lundergan
You may be surprised to learn that civil unions afford better tax treatment than marriage for some heterosexual couples.
208
Tort Law | By
John A. Bruegger
The Barber court made clear that defendants can stop a class action by tendering full relief to the named plaintiffs - the so-called "pick off" maneuver. Here's a review and practice advice.
212
Criminal Law | By
Rob Shumaker
An appellate clerk points out six common errors that send criminal cases to the next level and suggests ways to avoid them.

Columns

176
President’s Page | By
John G. Locallo
Are we doing all we can to give young lawyers value for their dues?
194
IBJ Centennial
A look at Law Day over the years
216
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Even claims that don't result in a payout teach lessons.
218
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
How a veteran lawyer balances happiness with financial success.
220
Real Estate Law | By
Joseph R. Fortunato Jr.
Is it time for legislation that voids liability limitations in property inspectors' contracts?