Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 2004Volume 92Number 6Pages 277-324

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Finding of parental unfitness must be specific to each child; trusts for domestic animals are valid; regs implement call registry; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Trial Practice | By
R. Mark Halligan
Most information is stored and sent electronically, but most litigators live in the peper-laden past. Here's an overview of e-discovery issues.
Estate Planning / HIPAA | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Do your health care POA forms pass HIPAA muster? Read and find out.
Ethics | By
Robert A. Creamer
Thomas P. Luning
A joint ISBA/CBA committee's recommendations for selected new rules of professional conduct.
Estate Planning / Probate | By
Thomas A. Pasquesi
This article reviews the murky law of will renunciation by mentally incompetent surviving spouses.
Real Estate / Landlord - Tenant | By
Brian K. Kozminski
A look at a landlord's obligation to be "reasonable" when a tenant wants to sublet.


President’s Page | By
Terrence J. Lavin
From a purely personal perspective, it is difficult indeed to try to summarize the highlights of my year as your ISBA President. 
Law Office Management & Technology | By
Paul Sullivan
You're a lawyer, not a manager. Why not free yourself to practice law by turning over office administration to an expert?
Malpractice Prevention Update | By
Karen Erger
You've heard about the albino alligators in the sewers of New York, right? And the Nigerian get-rich-quick scheme? And the lawyer who was too good to get sued?
Legal Communication | By
Maureen B. Collins
Heads out of the sand, you ostriches; confront change directly and talk about it honestly.