Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2013Volume 101Number 4Pages 161-212

Practice News

Articles

180
Social Media | By
Maria Kantzavelos
You can find clients on Facebook and LinkedIn. Or, more to the point, they can find you. But be sure to go about it the right way or you'll lose business and run afoul of ethics rules.
186
Business Law | By
Peter C. Spier
Do you have clients who want to give video gambling a try? This article explains the legal and regulatory hurdles facing eligible establishments.
194
Criminal Law | By
David J. Robinson
In Harris, the U.S. Supreme Court held that dog-sniff evidence can be admissible even if prosecutors do not lay a detailed foundation that the dog is well trained.
198
Family Law | By
Jenna C. Patchen
When the valuation hearing comes after the dissolution judgment, is marital property valued on the judgment date or the hearing date? The supreme court recently settled the question.
200
Tort Law/Bankruptcy | By
Christopher B. Lega
Most settlement agreements ignore an important risk - that the defendant will file for bankruptcy shortly after settlement. Here's how to protect plaintiffs.

Columns

116
Comments
Riding the DIY wave.
168
President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
High law-school debt hurts the profession and the public.
204
Real Estate Law | By
Joseph R. Fortunato
A new law puts contractors with secured liens ahead of lenders.
206
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
A look at all divorce cases affirming maintenance since 1977.
208
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
You survived law school - now your legal education really begins.