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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2012Volume 100Number 8Pages 389-448

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Practice News

Articles

414
Legal Education | By
Andrew P. Morriss
and
William D. Henderson
Too many law students emerge with staggering debt and grim job prospects. It's time for bar associations and the legal academy to work together to strengthen the profession, these scholars say.
418
Health Care Law | By
David C. Szostak
A summary of key features of the newly upheld Affordable Care Act, the largest and most complex health care legislation in decades.
424
Legal Technology / Marketing | By
Bonnie Booth
When most people search for lawyers, they search the Internet. So why don't more lawyers have websites?
430
Employment Law | By
Nicholas P. Cholis
In 2011, the seventh circuit gave employee plaintiffs a powerful weapon by holding that an FLSA collective action and a state wage and hour class action may be joined in a single action.
434
Real Estate / Taxation | By
Antonio Senagore
The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that a taxpayer could skip the administrative appeal process and challenge a property tax assessment directly in circuit court.

Columns

394
Comments
The Illinois deposit of wills; compassionate client consultations.
396
President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
Lawyers must have a voice in the reform discussion.
397
IBJ Centennial
From the archives
408
Legislative Roundup | By
Jim Covington
A summary of laws passed this spring by the General Assembly.
438
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Keep your firm from becoming the scene of an embezzlement whodunit.
440
Estate Planning | By
Mary D. Cascino
Dynasty trusts give even those of ordinary means a way to minimize estate taxes prospectively.
442
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Defendants have a Constitutional right to effective counsel during plea bargains.