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The Legal Landscape for Advanced-Practice Nurses: The Nurses’ Perspective

By Leatrice E. Schmidt
September
2002
Article
Page 485
This article responds to an earlier Journal article on the Advanced Practice Nursing Act.

Representing Home Buyers in Post-Caveat-Emptor Illinois

By John O’Rourke
August
2002
Article
Page 421
The impact of seller-disclosure law on Illinois residential real-estate practice.

Law Librarians Can Help You Save Money and Do Better Research

By Peter A. Hook
July
2002
Article
Page 373
You can use a librarian to conduct research more effectively, even if you don't have one on staff.

Ten Questions to Ask Before Taking a Legal-Malpractice Case

By David J. Fish
July
2002
Article
Page 369
Is it worth it to sue another lawyer? Ask these questions before you say ''yes.''

Document-Retention Policies in the Wake of Enron

By David F. Barlett
June
2002
Article
Page 317
Find out how a uniform and consistent document-retention policy can protect your clients.

Every Lawyer’s Guide to DUI

By Donald J. Ramsell
June
2002
Article
Page 311
An overview for lawyers who don't practice DUI law.

A Primer on Eminent Domain

By Jack H. Tibbetts
June
2002
Article
Page 313
An outline of the procedural requirements and recent cases.

Correspondence from Our Readers

May
2002
Column
Page 222
More on liens.

Laying a Proper Foundation for Computer-Generated Demonstrative Evidence

By Adrienne W. Albrecht
May
2002
Article
Page 261
How do you persuade the court to admit a computer simulation into evidence? A look at the developing law.

Tax Consequences of Settlement in Employment Litigation

By Nile J. Williamson
May
2002
Article
Page 263
Lawyers should allocate settlement proceeds so their clients can avoid tax—but sometimes it's easier said than done.

Appeal Bonds and Illinois Supreme Court Rule 305

By Carolyn Quinn
April
2002
Article
Page 199
Will you need an appeal bond to stay execution of judgment and protect your client's property? This article discusses the process.

Making the Most of Your Oral Argument

By Jean M. Prendergast
April
2002
Article
Page 207
How to capitalize on your last opportunity to face the court.

Making the Record: Appellate Practice Starts at Trial

By Charles P. Goldbert
April
2002
Article
Page 195
Steps to take and pitfalls to avoid in making sure that information makes it into the record.

Selecting and Framing the Issues on Appeal: A Powerful Persuasive Tool

By Marcia L. McCormick
April
2002
Article
Page 203
Issue-selection strategies for appellate lawyers.

New Options at Divorce: Legislation Treats Stock Options as Marital Property

By Celia Guzaldo Gamrath
March
2002
Article
Page 139
A review of the new law governing the classification and division of stock options upon divorce.

Reporting Your Partners and Associates to the ARDC

By Michael L. Shakman, Arthur W. Friedman, and Thomas M. Staunton
March
2002
Article
Page 143
What is a lawyer's Himmel obligation to report other lawyers in his or her firm?

Healing-Art Malpractice Report: Must the Reporter be Identified?

By David F. Monteleone
February
2002
Article
Page 93
This author argues that plaintiffs can ignore the disclosure provisions.

Are Plant-Shutdown Pension Benefits Protected?

By Michael F. Tomasek
January
2002
Article
Page 43
Federal courts are split on the issue.

Litigation Expenses; Should Attorneys Be Presumed Liable?

By John D. Ingram
January
2002
Article
Page 41
Professor Ingram argues that attorneys, not clients, should be liable for the fees of third-party providers unless they expressly disclaim.

New DUI, Traffic Laws Stiffen Penalties

By Larry A. Davis
December
2001
Article
Page 651
Three new acts increase the penalty for driving while revoked and DUI offenses.

Potential Legal Pitfalls in Condominium Development

By Brian K. Kozminski
December
2001
Article
Page 655
A legal roadmap for Illinois condominium owners.

How to Spot the Client from Hell

By Karen J. Dilibert
November
2001
Article
Page 591
Learn how to identify the prospective clients you should turn away.

The Attorney-Client Privilege in Director and Shareholder Litigation

By Frederick R. Ball
October
2001
Article
Page 537
A look at when courts are willing to pierce the attorney-client privilege in director and shareholder litigation.

Voir Dire: Do Parties Have an Absolute Right to Directly Question Prospective Jurors?

By Scott D. Lane
October
2001
Article
Page 535
In first district civil cases, the answer is yes -- as long as the questioning is "reasonable."

Closed-Circuit Television and Defendants’ Rights in Criminal Courtrooms

By Carrie Marche and Jennifer Aiton
September
2001
Article
Page 487
The new technology saves money, but does it undermine defendants' constitutional rights?

The De Minimus Rule for Premises-Liability Cases

By Timothy J. Harris
September
2001
Article
Page 485
The rule protecting property owners is being limited by exceptions.

Attorney-client privilege waived when police reports, containing allegedly privileged statements, were given to testifying expert witnesses; Apprendi concerns are not implicated by court’s imposition of consecutive sentences

August
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 398
On June 1, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed defendant Michael Wagener's convictions. Wagener appealed his convictions for murder and concealment of homicidal death on two grounds.

Challenging Blood Tests in DUI Prosecutions

By Hon. Sheldon A. Harris
August
2001
Article
Page 425
A step-by-step guide for the defense.

Park Before You Reverse: A Short Tour of the Reverse-Exchange Process

By Scott Nathanson
August
2001
Article
Page 427
Reverse exchanges allow real estate buyers to enjoy tax advantages even if they buy their new property before they sell.

When Bad Fences Make Litigious Neighbors: The Illinois Fence Act

By Jeffrey A. Mollet
August
2001
Article
Page 429
When the boundary fence can't contain the cows, who has to pay to fix it?

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