Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 2014Volume 102Number 6Pages 257-304

Practice News

Illinois Law Update

Waiver of personal jurisdiction by appearance does not apply retroactively; changes to public employee benefits; new standards for digital availability of public data; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.


Evidence/Social Media | By
Ed Finkel
Can you get the other side's damaging Facebook posts into evidence? How do you make sure they don't vanish? Here's a look at emerging principles and best practices.
Civil Practice | By
Jennifer L. Graham
Recent appellate opinions and orders show that too many attorneys improperly label and file motions to dismiss and for summary judgment at the trial level. Here's how to get it right.
Criminal Law | By
Jill Ausdenmoore
Find out what the cases say about how to calculate a defendant's speedy-trial period.
Tort Law | By
Robert P. Vogt
What constitutes contributory negligence in the med-mal context? This article explains the basics.
Creditor's Rights | By
Andrew N. Plasz
The author argues that wages used for investments or to purchase luxuries should be subject to collection by a judgment creditor.


Best of Discussions
Is service of process valid if it's on the defendant's father, in the defendant's driveway?
Is there a reasonable expectation of privacy in public conversations? PI economics: bond yields and the interest rate.
President's Page | By
Paula H. Holderman
A look at the projects, programs, and many accomplishments that made up the 2013-14 bar year.
Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Aren't women lawyers competent to make their own judgments about what to wear to work?