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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2013Volume 101Number 8Pages 377-436

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Practice News

Articles

400
ISBA | By
Ed Finkel
Young lawyers have different needs than their more senior colleagues. New President Paula Holderman wants to make sure the ISBA speaks their language.
404
Real Estate Law / Environmental Law | By
Leonard S. Kurfirst
and
Colin P. O’Donovan
What exactly is fracking? How big an impact might it have in Illinois? This article reviews the process and the new state law.
418
Mediation | By
Jonah Orlofsky
Mediation is an alternative to litigation, but parties sometimes end up disagreeing about the mediation itself. Mediation agreements can help resolve those disputes.
422
Evidence | By
James G. Meyer
,
Jonathan P. Tomes
, and
Lee Neubecker
Unlike paper files, electronic medical records contain autogenerated metadata that can make or break a case. Here's what to look for.
426
Workers’ Compensation | By
James P. Looby
With more employers turning to staffing agencies, determining who the real employer is and isn't - and thus whom the worker might be able to sue in civil court - is trickier than ever.

Columns

382
Comments
Facebook and divorce; appellate tips.
384
President’s Page | By
Paula H. Holderman
The challenges of young practitioners take center stage.
396
Legislative Roundup | By
Jim Covington
Concealed carry legislation, the medical marijuana pilot program, and more.
429
CLE Spotlight | By
Mark S. Mathewson
An ISBA CLE program helps general practitioners distinguish the two.
430
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Bluesy advice for dealing with downer clients.
432
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
You can be both happy and healthily pessimistic.