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Transfer fee covenants prohibited. PA 096-1345
Illinois Law Update, Page 16
The Illinois General Assembly has prohibited transfer fee covenants, declaring them an impairment of the marketability and transferability of property.
The Transfer on Death Instrument Comes to Illinois
Article, Page 618
Effective January 1, Illinois law gives your clients a convenient way to transfer residential real estate outside of probate. Here's a review of the new law by one of its drafters.
Tweeting the law
Lawpulse, Page 382
Lawyers, bar associations, courts, and others use Twitter to push out news, cases, job openings, and more.
Update of the Elder and Neglect Program
Illinois Law Update, Page 388
The Department on Aging updated the Elder and Neglect Program. 89 Ill Adm Code 270. Some key new sections and amendments will be examined in this article, but the entire section should be consulted to see all updated rules.
Using Requests to Admit to Prove Medical Expenses
Article, Page 456
Plaintiffs use requests to admit to establish the reasonableness of medical bills. A recent appellate case holds that defendants must either admit or deny the request or explain why they can't.
Vendor-neutral citation comes to Illinois
Lawpulse, Page 330
Beginning July 1, the official version of Illinois opinions will be published publicly on the court's website, not privately in bound volumes.
Video transmitting equipment now allowed inside a vehicle. PA 097-0499
Illinois Law Update, Page 610
Illinois lawmakers have amended the Illinois Vehicle Code to allow drivers to operate vehicles that have video transmitting equipment permanently installed as long as the driver is unable to see the equipment displays while driving. (625 ILCS 5/12-604.1)
A Visit to the Academy
Column, Page 420
Dispatches from a four-day seminar on the impact of poverty and wealth on justice.
What judges want
Lawpulse, Page 174
You'll make your judge happy - or at least less unhappy - if you learn some of the unwritten rules that vary by type of case presented and by region.
The Year That Was
Column, Page 276
From juvenile justice reform to Lawyers Rock Legends, this has been a year to remember.