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When police observe a possible drug transaction, stop the defendant and receive garbled answers to questions, police have probable cause to order defendant to remove items from his mouth July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 On April 18, 2002, the Supreme Court of Illinois reversed the decision of the appellate court and reinstated the defendant's drug conviction.
Whither estate-planning practice? By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2002 LawPulse, Page 628 Demographic trends and tax-law changes may generate some short-term business, but they'll mean less work for estate-planning lawyers in the long run. Are you ready to adjust your practice?
Will prosecutors pass on the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act? By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2002 LawPulse, Page 10 Because of a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision, more state's attorneys will pass up the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act in favor of criminal prosecution, a downstate prosecutor opines.
Will “reform” drive lawyers out of bankruptcy practice? By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2002 LawPulse, Page 226 Proposed requirements of debtors' lawyers in HR 333 could make petitioners' practice more trouble than it's worth.
Write for Success in Discovery By Maureen B. Collins March 2002 Column, Page 149 Don't underestimate the importance of interrogatories and other forms of written discovery as a way to glean information that can strengthen your case.
You Can’t Take It with You (and You Can’t Sell It, Either) By Karen J. Dilibert April 2002 Column, Page 213 Given that Illinois sole practitioners can't sell their practices, how can they prepare for death or retirement? This article discusses the problem and outlines a few steps solos can take on behalf of clients and family.