Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

June 2017Volume 105Number 6Pages 1-52

Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

Supreme court clarifies law on determining contribution for attorney fees; no willful and wanton conduct in physical education class injury; special service area commissions created for municipalities, counties; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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E-Filing | By
Ed Finkel
Illinois attorneys soon will have to file civil cases electronically. Here's how you can be ready on day one.
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Attorney Fees
Referring cases can be good for clients and the referring attorney - just make sure you know what your obligations are.
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E-Discovery
A recent appellate court opinion helps lower courts determine when an e-discovery request is too broad or intrusive.
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Family Law
Q. Does the income shares child support calculation method that takes effect July 1 apply to cases in the pipeline?
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DUI
Q. Can 'fleeing and eluding' arrest provide probable cause for an otherwise unsupported DUI stop?
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Insurance
Q. Could the umbrella policy on a house cover a defamation judgment?
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Family Law/Employee Benefits | By
Dorothy A. Voigt
When retirement-plan participants die, what happens to their ex-spouses' benefits? This article looks at a variety of death-after-divorce benefit division scenarios.
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Criminal Law / Evidence | By
John M. Zimmerman
Thompson makes it easier for witnesses to provide lay opinion indentification testimony based on reviewing a recording. This article discusses the case's implications.
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Trade Secrets | By
Kenneth J. Vanko
Defendants in trade secrets cases can recover attorney fees for fighting spurious claims of misappropriation. But it isn't easy.

Columns

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Comments
Estate planners and malpractice claims.
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President's Page | By
Vincent F. Cornelius
Lawyers must be ready to boldly go where no one has gone before.
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Loss Prevention | By
Karen Erger
Tips for leaving the office more satisfied with the work you've done today and more likely to succeed tomorrow.
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Biz&Tek | By
Barron K. Henley
Learn to use templates to make document drafting more efficient and less prone to errors.