Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

August 2011Volume 99Number 8Pages 373-424

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Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Service by publication insufficient for eminent domain proceeding; Domestic Violence Fund extended to civil unions; update of the Elder and Neglect Program; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Social Media | By
Helen W. Gunnarsson
Don't get Twitter? You're not alone. But lawyers are using it to reach out to fellow practitioners and communicate with the public.
Workers’ Compensation | By
Richard D. Hannigan
Make no mistake, this is not the workers' comp act you knew two months ago. This article highlights key changes.
DUI/Traffic | By
Theodore J. Harvatin
What happens when an Illinoisan receives a DUI in another state or an out-of-stater is charged in Illinois? Here are the basics.
Appellate Practice | By
Richard Lee Stavins
Appellants often discover too late - and to their horror - that an appeal bond must be filed the same day the notice of appeal is due. Here's how the mysterious appeal-bond process works.
Family Law | By
Paul A. Rodrigues
A look at the Illinois law that reverses years of presumptive confidentiality and gives adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates.


President’s Page | By
John G. Locallo
What QR codes are and how to use them to promote your practice.
Legislative Roundup | By
Jim Covington
A summary of key legislation from this year's session.
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Don't let fear cloud your judgment when it comes to reporting claims.
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Dispatches from a four-day seminar on the impact of poverty and wealth on justice.
Estate Planning | By
Katarinna McBride
Illinois' civil union law presents opportunities and challenges to those who advise same-sex couples.