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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

October 2013Volume 101Number 10Pages 489-544

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Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Bank not negligent for processing fraudulent check; electronic communications via council members' personal devices subject to FOIA; tighter regulations for boating under the influence; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

508
Law Practice Management / Ethics | By
Ed Finkel
Recent Illinois Supreme Court rule changes enable lawyers to represent clients in litigation for only a portion of a case. Proponents say that's good for lawyers, clients, and judges.
514
Juries | By
Hon. Raymond Rossi
The why and how of researching prospective jurors online.
518
Expert Witnesses | By
Eugene G. Doherty
An expert can testify with "reasonable certainty" that the defendant's negligence "might" have caused the plaintiff's injury. Lawyers should understand the difference between these concepts.
522
Mortgage Foreclosure | By
Damon Ritenhouse
and
Prashant Vallury
The authors describe a new strategy to help defend against trustee plaintiffs who may lack proper standing to bring a foreclosure suit.
530
Business Law | By
Sherwin D. Abrams
Should your client organize as a corporation? An LLP? An LLLP? An L3C? This back-to-basics article identifies the entities and the factors to consider when choosing among them.

Columns

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Comments
More on recorders and red-flagging; Bankruptcy and divorce.
496
President's Page | By
Paula H. Holderman
Though women lawyers have come a long way, there's unfinished business.
497
A Message from the President-Elect | By
Richard D. Felice
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 2014-15.
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Best of ISBA Newsletters
It's time for employers to start designing workplace rules to accommodate concealed carry.
536
Ethics | By
Charles J. Northrup
A recent Virginia case offers dos and don'ts for lawyer blogging.
538
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Why is Breaking Bad's shady Saul Goodman so popular?