Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

March 2017Volume 105Number 3Pages 1-64

Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Mandatory sentence overturned for being grossly disproportionate; state continues efforts to modernize electric grid; sex offender evaluation and treatment procedures updated; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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Practice Management | By
Ed Finkel
Kerry Lavelle used a business plan to grow his firm from five to 24 lawyers. You can do it, too, he says.
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Legal Technology
Are your passwords strong? Do you change them regularly? These and other practices will help you protect client information and keep hackers at bay.
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Attorney Fees
So you won a judgment - now you have to collect it. Take these three steps to ensure you can recover collection-related attorney fees and costs.
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Family Law
Q. My client's estranged wife refuses to let him see the kids. Does that constitute "concealment," thereby justifying an order of protection against her?
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Probate
Q. My client's estranged wife refuses to let him see the kids. Does that constitute "concealment," thereby justifying an order of protection against her?
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Real Estate | By
George M. Covington
Landowners can hang on to their property and, if they follow IRS requirements, get tax benefits by using conservation easements.
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Insurance Law | By
Randall W. Slade
and
Scott O. Reed
Illinois cases have declined to require an insurer to pay for independent counsel merely because the plaintiff demanded more than the insurance limits. But several recent federal cases have.
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Appeals | By
Don R. Sampen
and
Mark J. Sobczak
Follow these steps to make sure your postjudgment motion gets proper consideration at the trial court and preserves all issues for appeal.

Columns

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Comments
Student loans and bankruptcy.
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President's Page | By
Vincent F. Cornelius
An authority on immigration law weighs in on the president's executive order.
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ISBA Elections
Learn about 2017 candidates for ISBA third vice-president, board of governors, and assembly.
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Biz&Tek | By
Jennifer Ramovs
Switching to the cloud can be the right move for many reasons, but it won't necessarily save time or money.
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Finding Illinois Law | By
Jesse Bowman
Is your research project stymied by a broken URL? Time to fire up the Wayback Machine.