Illinois Bar Journal

The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

July 2017Volume 105Number 7Pages 1-60

Practice News

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Illinois Law Update

"Minor modification" does not include six-percent increase in parenting time; new airline passenger protections may be on the way; allegations of inadequate child supervision require "blatant disregard" of parental or caregiver responsibilities; and more.

See cases, legislation, and administrative agencies.

Articles

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ISBA | By
Ed Finkel
Retired circuit judge, mediator/arbitrator, veteran trial lawyer, football referee, and longtime ISBA champion Russell Hartigan begins his term as ISBA president.
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Professionalism | By
Justice Michael B. Hyman
Implicit bias poses a constant challenge to lawyers and judges. Nothing will eliminate it, but we can reduce its influence.
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Foreclosure | By
Matthew Hulstein
Heirs of deceased mortgagors who were in default when they died face unique challenges in keeping the family home from being lost to foreclosure. Here's a look at the problem and how to address it.
42
Criminal Law | By
Sean A. Brown
Terry v. Ohio allows police to briefly detain someone if they have a reasonable suspicion he or she is engaged in criminal activity. But when is suspicion reasonable? This article looks at the cases and offers tips for filing and challenging Terry-based suppression motions.
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Practice Management
Like doctors and airline pilots, lawyers should use checklists to avoid errors and improve efficiency.
47
Legal Writing
Confusion caused by an omitted comma led to a huge judgment against a Maine employer. What do Illinois drafting guidelines say about Oxford commas?
48
Family Law
Q. If a support order requires payment of "medical expenses," does it apply to costs related to dental and vision care?
49
DUI
Q. Where the statute says a DUI with a child under 16-years-old in the vehicle is "subject to" six months of imprisonment, is that mandatory or discretionary?

Columns

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Comments
Defending against pro se plaintiffs.
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President's Page | By
Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
A bar president's work begins months before the installation ceremony.
31
Member to Member
Find a qualified ISBA member when a case falls outside of your area of practice.
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Biz&Tek | By
Jennifer Ramovs
Learn why technology training is the last thing you should be cutting from your budget.
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Ethics | By
Bailey E. Felts
Clerkships can be great for students and law offices, but supervising lawyers need to play an active role.
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Finding Illinois Law | By
Jesse Bowman
Need to research regulations and administrative rulings? Don't forget the many free resources available these days.