Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

May 2002Volume 90Number 5Pages 217-272

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Illinois Supreme Court refines test for admitting novel scientific evidence; access to psychological records limited; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Illinois Supreme Court | By
Nancy T. Arnold
Tim Eaton
, and
Michael T. Reagan
A look at the first year's output of the newly reconstituted supreme court.
Criminal Law and Procedure | By
James H. Reddy
The justices addressed a few issues raised by the U.S. Supreme Court's Apprendi ruling, but many remain.
Evidence/Legal Technology | By
Adrienne W. Albrecht
How do you persuade the court to admit a computer simulation into evidence? A look at the developing law.
Employment Law/Taxation | By
Nile J. Williamson
Lawyers should allocate settlement proceeds so their clients can avoid tax—but sometimes it's easier said than done.


Letters to the Editor
More on liens.
President’s Page | By
Tim Eaton
Jane, Brian, Brent and Amanda; my wife and three children; my family. I have not mentioned them this year in my column.
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Paul Sullivan
Let's face it; sometimes you can't prevent fires, floods, violent attacks and the like from wreaking havoc in the workplace. But you can prepare for the worst.
Finding Illinois Law | By
Adria P. Olmi
Here are some of the helpful Internet resources; most of them free; for corporate and securities lawyers.
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
The first of three articles addressing the skills you need to take and defend a deposition.