Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2014Volume 102Number 1Pages 1-52

Practice News


Law Office Technology | By
Ed Finkel
Now more than ever, great technology tools - many especially designed for lawyers - are amazingly affordable if not free. But don't forget the crucial difference between "frugal" and "cheap."
Tort Law | By
Kaitlyn Anne Wild
This little-known statute enables plaintiffs - but not defendants - to take discovery from a non-party respondent and provides a six-month "grace period" from statutes of limitations.
Family Law | By
Roman J. Seckel
What happens when a child of divorce's college tuition bill comes due and the parties didn't specify who pays? The language in the divorce decree can make all the difference.
Employment Law | By
Angela S. McQuage
Employers understandably want to create policies limiting employees' social media posts about company business. But the NLRA imposes some surprising limits.
Courts | By
Justice Michael B. Hyman
Implicit bias and stereotypes can affect the fairness of legal proceedings. It's important for lawyers and judges to examine unconscious attitudes and their hidden dangers.


President's Page | By
Paula H. Holderman
Large bar, small bar - we all need each other.
A Message from the President-Elect | By
Richard D. Felice
Nominate yourself for a section council or committee for 2014-15.
Ethics | By
Bailey E. Cunningham
Here's how to get off to a good start.
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
The Federal Digital System (FDsys) now includes an expanded library of federal cases.
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New statutory and case law could affect employers' workplace policies.