Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

September 2014Volume 102Number 9Pages 409-456

Practice News

424
Illinois Law Update

Courts may award child support to non-custodial parents; more family members may petition for medical info under the Adoption Act; new and expanded sales tax exemptions; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

428
Legal Technology | By
Ed Finkel
The technology that can transform your practice by dramatically saving you time and money may already be in your office - if you'd just learn to use it.
432
Family Law | By
Kelly M. Greco
and
Stephanie R. Hammer
Parties in juvenile and divorce cases sometimes want to challenge a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity under the Illinois Parentage Act. Find out when and why these efforts succeed.
438
Criminal Law | By
David J. Robinson
The Riley court established a rare bright-line rule under the Fourth Amendment when it declared that data searches of cell phones - regardless of type - are unlawful incident to arrest.
440
Animal Law | By
Timothy Meyer
,
Jason G. Schutte
, and
Eric Waldman
Everyone knows about the one-bite rule, but there's a lot more to proving or disproving an animal liability lawsuit.
444
Insurance Law | By
Richard J. VanSwol
Insurance policies don't indemnify insureds who cause intentional or expected harm. But what is and isn't "intentional" or "expected"? The cases offer some clues.

Columns

414
Comments
Global settlements not a plus for plaintiffs' lawyers.
416
President's Page | By
Richard D. Felice
Great practice-oriented programming is coming to a venue near you.
448
CLE Spotlight | By
Mark S. Mathewson
Supervision is an alternative to conviction that every criminal defense attorney should know when to use.
449
Best of Discussions
Is an Illinois POA for property valid in Florida? That and more gleaned from ISBA discussion groups.
450
Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
Revisiting the Illinois General Assembly's website.