Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

December 2012Volume 100Number 12Pages 617-668

Practice News

Articles

636
Attorney and Client | By
Maria Kantzavelos
Learn techniques to help you manage your relationship with confrontational clients.
642
Criminal Law | By
Joshua D. Carter
Clearing criminal records is important business for many clients – here's a quick guide.
646
Trusts and Estates | By
Robert J. Kolasa
Recent Illinois legislation established higher estate tax exclusion amounts. Learn how clients can use gifts to substantially reduce Illinois estate taxes.
652
Conflict of Laws/Tort Law | By
Jacob D. Sawyer
When does the law of, say, New York apply to an Illinois tort lawsuit? Find out the Illinois approach to deciding the question.
656
Family Law | By
Jennifer Wood
,
Kathleen Roseborough
, and
Molshree Sharma
A look at the factors that affect support awards under 750 ILCS 5/513, along with national trends in this area.

Columns

622
Comments
Lawyerly discontent, mechanics lien bill.
624
President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
Holiday Greetings from John, Terry, Katie and Caroline Thies
625
A Message from the President-Elect | By
Paula H. Holderman
Looking for a chance to lead? To grow? To make a difference in the Illinois State Bar Association and the legal profession? Then consider nominating yourself for one of our many section councils and committees for 2013-14.
660
Civil Practice | By
Professor Jeffrey A. Parness
Family relationships have evolved, and so have guardianships.
661
IBJ Centennial
From the archives.
662
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Real estate law now generates more claims than any other practice area.
664
Business Law | By
Michelle Nijm
A new law helps stop frivolous UCC filings by self-styled "sovereign citizens."