Publications

Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2013Volume 101Number 5Pages 213-268

Practice News

228
Illinois Law Update

Judgment and memorandum of judgment expire simultaneously; Secretary of State may issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants; employers barred from requesting social media passwords; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

232
Legal Technology | By
Maria Kantzavelos
Can you really use your mobile device to practice more effectively? Tech experts say "yes" and tell you how.
238
Family Law | By
Reuben A. Bernick
A recent case holds that if you don't conduct formal discovery in your divorce case, you may lose the right to reopen the judgment after it's entered, even to seek assets that weren't disclosed.
244
Arbitration | By
Edward J. Underhill
Don't assume that general statutes of limitation apply to Illinois arbitration claims - think about including a clause in your arbitration agreements to limit your client's exposure.
250
Real Estate Law | By
Kurt B. Drain
Too often, lenders win mortgage-fraud judgments against defendants who turn out to be judgment proof. The solution? Ensure that mortgage brokers have adequate E&O coverage.
254
Mechanics Liens | By
Howard M. Turner
and
Michael T. Nigro
Two seasoned attorneys offer practical tips to help you perfect mechanics liens on behalf of your contractor clients.

Columns

218
Comments
Law school debt report underscores what "attorneys experience every day"; Small-estate affidavits and the SOS.
220
President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
The project provided more that 1.2 million meals to hungry Illinoisans.
260
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
There's a plenty of free, online primary environmental law.
264
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Trial by jury remains a key underpinning of our justice system.