Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

March 2003Volume 91Number 3Pages 101-152

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Supreme court recognizes dentist-patient privilege; state guardian lacked authority to place adult prior to commitment hearing; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Guardians | By
Susan Dawson-Tibbits
Sometimes guardianship is the right answer for elderly clients, but often there are better, less intrusive alternatives
Corporations | By
Steven R. Smith
A review of the D&O insurance-policy terms likely to come up in litigation under the Act.
Evidence | By
Brendan Max
When can; and should; evidence that the defendant committed other crimes be admitted to help establish guilt of the crime charged?
Practice Tips | By
Samuel H. Levine
A quick Q&A guide to the Act and to mechanics liens generally, with links to online forms.
Practice Tips | By
Angela R. Hall
Do they succeed? It's possible but not likely, this author writes.


Letters to the Editor
More on file retention.
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Paul Sullivan
Can you truly measure how much each lawyer costs your firm and how much profit he or she generates? Here's a guide to getting an accurate cost/revenue picture.
Legal Communication | By
Lisa McGrady
Part two of our journey into the wonderful world of composition and grammar.
Finding Illinois Law | By
Phill Johnson
Thanks to the General Assembly's Web site, researching recent legislative history is easier than ever. Here's a step-by-step guide.