Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

April 2011Volume 99Number 4Pages 165-212

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Practice News


Practice of Law | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
How to learn those all-important unwritten rules of courthouse and courtroom practice that vary from circuit to circuit.
Appellate Practice/Judiciary | By
Gino L. DiVito
A retired appellate justice offers his view of what can be done to assure full and fair vetting of cases in a post-oral-argument world.
Defamation | By
Sarah A. Smith
There's a trend in defamation litigation to use pre-suit discovery procedures to uncover the identities of anonymous online commenters. The author considers the implications.
Juries | By
John M. Broderick
A party making a Batson objection to an opponent's peremptory challenge should have to show that removing the would-be juror amounts to purposeful racial discrimination, the author argues.
Labor and Employment Law | By
Howard L. Mocerf
This article reviews recent amendments that expand the Act's coverage and increase penalties for employers who fail to comply.


President’s Page | By
Mark D. Hassakis
More about Illinois lawyers committed to juvenile justice reform.
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Living in the present offers rich spiritual rewards - and leads to fewer errors.
Real Estate Law | By
Joseph R. Fortunato
To what extent are purchasers of a condominium unit at a foreclosure sale liable to an association for unpaid assessments?
Family Law | By
H. Joseph Gitlin
Lawyers should help clients keep children beyond the fray.