Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

January 2016Volume 104Number 1Pages 1-56

Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Suspension of license for refusing testing two days after accident held unconstitutional; background checks required for student teachers at state-recognized private schools; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Practice Management | By
Ed Finkel
Are you using Google Plus? Blogging? Using video? Describing yourself consistently across social media and the web? Find out what social media power users are doing to market their practices.
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ISBA | By
Timothy A. Slating
The ISBA is launching a document assembly system.
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From the Newsletters - First Amendment
A concurring appellate justice opines that a trial judge's contempt order forcing a litigant to post a retraction on Facebook violates the First Amendment.
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From the Newsletters - Real Estate
Make sure your clients know up front the limited scope of home inspections so they don't blame you when they can't recover for undisclosed defects.
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Family Law | By
Tiffany M. Alexander
The author explains how custodial parents are entitled to support payments for an emancipated child's expenses the summer before college and while on break.
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Legal Malpractice | By
Anne M. Skrodzki
and
Shane T. Devins
Illinois courts have gradually allowed more nonclients to bring legal malpractice claims, expanding potential liability for Illinois practitioners.
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Real Estate | By
Adam Whiteman
When a property subject to only a mechanics lien is sold at a sheriff's sale, the law grants an owner six months after the sale to redeem. Note this when drafting final orders in a foreclosure case.

Columns

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Comments
Bob Craghead; giving files to clients.
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A Message from the President-Elect | By
Vincent F. Cornelius
Looking for a chance to lead? To grow? To make a difference in the Illinois State Bar Association and the legal profession? Then consider nominating yourself for one of our many section councils and committees for 2016-17.
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President's Page | By
Umberto S. Davi
Don't forget to put "having a life" on your calendar.
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Ethics | By
Bailey E. Cunningham
Might your LinkedIn endorsements run afoul of ethics rules?
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Biz & Tek
A look at some of the best tools, from simple to complex.
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Finding Illinois Law | By
Tom Gaylord
The LRB and General Assembly have added new web features.
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Your ISBA
For mentees, the benefits of mentoring are obvious. But two recent ISBA mentors say mentoring is definitely a two-way street.