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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2012Volume 100Number 5Pages 225-276

Practice News

240
Illinois Law Update

Offers to pay medical expenses excluded for purposes of showing liability; long-term acute care hospitals no longer required to provide emergency care; changes to administrative requirements for underground storage tanks; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

244
Ethics/Attorney and Client | By
Bonnie Booth
Returning phone calls, carefully defining your scope of representation - such client-friendly behavior isn't just good business practice, it can keep the ARDC from your door.
250
DUI | By
Thomas Kantas
In Kladis, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the state commits a discovery violation if it loses or destroy video evidence in a misdemeanor DUI case. Here's a look at this and related cases.
256
Family Law | By
Thomas J. Kasper
The IMDMA's 12 factors for calculating maintenance amount to a checklist for both sides in a divorce where maintenance is an issue. This article discusses each factor.
260
Expert Witnesses | By
Justin D. Scheid
New Rule 703 permits an expert witness to base an opinion on inadmissible facts if they are reasonably relied on by experts in the field.
264
Contracts | By
Jack Leyhane
You could argue that a contract provision is ambiguous because it has more than one meaning. Or you could argue that it doesn't have any clear meaning. The article looks at both approaches.

Columns

232
President’s Page | By
John G. Locallo
Joining the ISBA's charitable arm lets you give back to the profession, help those who need it, and have fun in the process.
268
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
What better place to look for court information - everything from opinions to court rules to brief-writing guides - than the court's own website?
270
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
"Bricolage" is the art of creating a solution using whatever is available. It's an art litigators would do well to cultivate.
271
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