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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Ethics

Conflicts of Interest in Document Authentication by Attorney-Notaries in Illinois By Michael L. Closen and Thomas W. Mulcahy June 1999 Article, Page 320 The authors argue that it's a conflict of interest for lawyer-notaries to notarize documents they have prepared.
Campaign Finance Reform Provisions Enacted; PA 90-737 April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 Governor Jim Edgar characterized Public Act 90-737, the State Gift Ban Act, as "an important step forward in the reform of campaign finance and ethics laws'' that would "improve accountability and help Illinoisans better understand the political process in our state.''
Attorney client privilege protects correspondence between a client and the law firm first retained by that client to pursue his malpractice claim December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 On October 14, 1998, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court vacated a contempt order arising out of a legal malpractice suit.