Getting paid, part 2: A new probate pitfall to avoidBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2004LawPulse, Page 62If your client is seeking payment from an estate, make sure you file a claim with the probate court even if the estate representative knows about the debt; that knowledge might not put the estate on the hook, according to a new appellate court ruling.
Marketing Tips for Small Law FirmsBy John W. OlmsteadSeptember 2003Column, Page 469Small-firm lawyers can no longer ignore marketing and hope to survive, let alone thrive. Here are tips for ramping up your marketing effort.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathApril 2001Column, Page 166Police can keep suspects out of their own homes; adoption by one spouse only; arbitration clauses and fee agreements; and more.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJanuary 2001Column, Page 10Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathNovember 2000Column, Page 620A lower burden of proof for consumer fraud? Arbitration-award rejection—can secretaries sign after all? and more.
Recovering Costs in Illinois Civil ActionsBy Matthew R. Henderson and Andrew R. SchwartzSeptember 2000Article, Page 504A review of the authority for recovery of costs; the authors argue for a less restrictive rule.