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Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 2014Volume 102Number 6Pages 257-304

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Practice News

272
Illinois Law Update

Waiver of personal jurisdiction by appearance does not apply retroactively; changes to public employee benefits; new standards for digital availability of public data; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

276
Evidence/Social Media | By
Ed Finkel
Can you get the other side's damaging Facebook posts into evidence? How do you make sure they don't vanish? Here's a look at emerging principles and best practices.
280
Civil Practice | By
Jennifer Sanders
Recent appellate opinions and orders show that too many attorneys improperly label and file motions to dismiss and for summary judgment at the trial level. Here's how to get it right.
284
Criminal Law | By
Jill Ausdenmoore
Find out what the cases say about how to calculate a defendant's speedy-trial period.
288
Tort Law | By
Robert P. Vogt
What constitutes contributory negligence in the med-mal context? This article explains the basics.
294
Creditor's Rights | By
Andrew N. Plasz
The author argues that wages used for investments or to purchase luxuries should be subject to collection by a judgment creditor.

Columns

262
Best of Discussions
Is service of process valid if it's on the defendant's father, in the defendant's driveway?
262
Comments
Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy in public conversations? PI economics: bond yields and the interest rate.
264
President's Page | By
Paula H. Holderman
A look at the projects, programs, and many accomplishments that made up the 2013-14 bar year.
300
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Aren't women lawyers competent to make their own judgments about what to wear to work?