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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

July 2012Volume 100Number 7Pages 337-388

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Qualified defamation privilege applies to statements in condominium assessment lien; term extensions to temporary guardianship for adults; program review for private colleges and universities; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

356
ISBA | By
Maria Kantzavelos
Among other projects, ISBA President John E. Thies will promote adequate funding of and public trust in Illinois courts and examine the law-student debt crisis. Here's a look at the year ahead.
360
Debtors and Creditors | By
Edward J. Halper
and
Rachel L. Schaller
Recent case law, consumer protection statutes, and the hearsay rule give Illinois consumers an array of legal and procedural defenses in credit card collection suits.
364
Attorney and Client | By
Larry E. Lauterjung
You usually have an hour to sell yourself to prospective clients during the initial consultation. The key is to communicate your genuine understanding and concern.
372
Business Law / Corporations | By
Christine Organ
Family businesses are the backbone of today's corporate world, but lawyers who counsel them must deal with some very "noncorporate" emotional and psychological issues.
376
Appellate Practice | By
Bruce Braverman
Convincing the seventh circuit or the Illinois Supreme Court to grant leave to file an amicusbrief is hard and getting harder. Here's how to maximize your chances.

Columns

344
President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
ISBA's new president previews his year.
380
Real Estate Law | By
Steven B. Bashaw
The recommendations aim to improve the foreclosure process.
382
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Illinois-specific resources for labor and employment lawyers.
384
Family Law  | By
Joseph Gitlin
How can we expect lay people to know what is and isn't "marital" and "nonmarital" property?