Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2002Volume 90Number 4Pages 157-216

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Practice News


Appellate Practice | By
Michael T. Reagan
Rule 23, which provides for unpublished—and nonprecedential—opinions, has been a source of tension between bench and bar. This article reviews the debate and offers suggestions for change.
Appellate Practice | By
Michael F. Dahlen
A review and checklist of the deadlines lawyers must meet when they file appeals.
Appellate Practice | By
Charles P. Goldbert
Steps to take and pitfalls to avoid in making sure that information makes it into the record.
Appellate Practice | By
Carolyn Quinn
Will you need an appeal bond to stay execution of judgment and protect your client's property? This article discusses the process.
Appellate Practice | By
Marcia L. McCormick
Issue-selection strategies for appellate lawyers.
Appellate Practice | By
Jean M. Prendergast
How to capitalize on your last opportunity to face the court.


Letters to the Editor
Must the author of a "certificate of merit" be disclosed?
President’s Page | By
Tim Eaton
When we were in law school we learned the basic principles of constitutional, criminal, contract, and tort law by studying opinions written in our state and federal reviewing courts.
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Here's how to remind the appellate court of its responsibility, and its power, to overturn or uphold the lower court's decision.
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Todd H. Flaming
The print law library is dead. Long live the Internet law library.
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Karen J. Dilibert
Given that Illinois sole practitioners can't sell their practices, how can they prepare for death or retirement? This article discusses the problem and outlines a few steps solos can take on behalf of clients and family.