Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

October 1999Volume 87Number 10Pages 505-560

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Surviving parents of decedent may not maintain a wrongful death action where the decedent is survived by a spouse and no children; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Intellectual Property | By
Aaron W. Brooks
Selecting the right business name isn't as simple as you might think. Here's a primer for Illinois lawyers.
Tort Law | By
Ronald M. Lepinskas
Long considered exclusively a criminal law concept, aiding and abetting is growing more important in civil litigation. Find out how.
Corporations | By
Carla E. Laszewski
An explanation of the SEC's plain English disclosure rules and why the agency advocates their use.


Letters to the Editor
No "apportion[ment] between preexisting conditions and a defendant's wrongful act''?
Editor’s Note | By
Stephen C. Buser
Lincoln Award Contest; the Journal is the Winner
President’s Page and ISBA’s new logo | By
Cheryl Niro
I have had the opportunity to hear Attorney General Janet Reno speak several times in the past years.
The Lawyer’s Journal | By
Bonnie McGrath
Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.
Practice Tips | By
Donald A. LoBue
An overview of selected recent changes in estate planning law.
Practice Tips | By
Rodney R. Nordstrom
The Year 2000 litigation boom is coming soon; here are pointers for picking the right jury for your Y2K client.
ISBA Legislative Report | By
Jim Covington
Whether Jan. 1, 2000, is apocalyptic or just another bump in the road, practitioners need to familiarize themselves with these two acts.
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Anne E. Thar
Repeat those words before following the Yellow Brick Road to malpractice and UPL risks in an unfamiliar jurisdiction.
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd H. Flaming
Requests to produce computer data are increasingly common; here's a primer on how to comply.
Legal Communication | By
Mary Beth Beazley
Last month's column urged employers to assess the writing skills of prospective hires; this month, learn how to get the writing sample you need.