Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

February 2013Volume 101Number 2Pages 57-108

Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Court applies traveling employee exception to workers' comp claims; changes to FOID card procedures; amendments to radiation installation requirement; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Law Practice Management | By
Maria Kantzavelos
Are your employees getting the tax relief they deserve? Are you? Should you process your own payroll? A CPA tells lawyers a thing or two about the business side of running a practice.
Evidence | By
Brion Doherty
Knowing how and when medical records are admissible in a p.i. trial means understanding the business records hearsay exception.
Real Estate / Estate Planning | By
David J. Lanciotti
While both land trusts and transfer on death instruments allow residential real estate to transfer outside probate, the land trust has important advantages for some clients, this author argues.
Criminal Law | By
Jill Ausdenmoore
In Adams, the Illinois Supreme Court reemphasized that prosecutors' commentary on witness credibility at closing must be based on the evidence.
Legal Malpractice | By
Timothy J. Miller
Should shareholders who have no relationship with a corporation's lawyer be able to bring a legal malpractice suit on behalf of the entity? This author says "no."


President’s Page | By
John E. Thies
The Bar Leadership Conference and Lawyers Feeding Illinois are coming up, and the ISBA Midyear Meeting was a success.
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Anxious about public speaking? Try choosing a topic you really know.
The Judge’s Corner | By
Hon. Ron Spears
Lincoln was an exemplary but not perfect lawyer - which makes his example all the more inspiring.