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Articles from Illinois Bar Journal (August 1, 2007)

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2007 spring session roundup: this year's legislative session produced a dramatic overhaul of DUI law, an amendment to the Wrongful Death Act allowing compensation for grief and sorrow, and much more. Here's a recap, organized by practice area. Covington, Jim 3882
An overview of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation: attorneys representing doctors, dentists and other licensees before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must know the policies and procedures of the agency to best represent their clients. Favia, Michael V.; Siedlarz, Marlene E. 2751
Animal law comes into its own: as Americans place more value - monetarily and otherwise - on pets, the importance of animal law is growing. Here's an Illinois-focused look at this emerging. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 4179
Are you a client-savvy counselor? Sometimes the best client is the one you turn away. Erger, Karen 1480
Bill would make involuntary commitment easier: but critics of the legislation say lack of resources, not a too-high commitment standard, is the problem with Illinois' mental health system. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 1058
Employers win pay-disparity case in Supreme Court: in Ledbetter, the Supreme court rules that Title VII's filing deadline bars employment discrimination claims based on decisions that occurred outside the limitations period, even if the employee's current pay is lower because of the decisions. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 1164
If the gloves don't fit, you didn't check your evidence: physical evidence can have a huge impact on jurors. Just make sure you know whether it will help or hurt your client. Spears, Ron 1378
Initial consultations - satisfaction or your money back? Should lawyers provide free consultations to prospective clients? Discounts to new clients? Refunds of a consult fee to clients who ask for one? ISBA lawyers offer their opinions. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 941
Mental suffering now compensable in wrongful death cases: Illinois becomes the 24th state to allow wrongful-death plaintiffs to recover for their grief, sorrow, and mental suffering at the loss of their loved one. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 884
New DUI bill replaces JDPs with "monitoring device driving permits": a major overhaul of DUI law doubles the summary-suspension period and requires offenders to submit to alcohol monitoring devices in return for driving permits. Critics charge that it will produce unintended consequences, including fewer guilty pleas. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 1095
Service to the bar: you get more than you give: by serving in organizations like the ISBA, we renew the idealism and sense of purpose that drew us to the profession in the first place. Bisceglia, Joseph G. President's page 1232
Termite traps for homebuyers: termites are a very real, and frequently overlooked, issue in buying a home. Simply getting an inspection may not give your clients any protection. Here are steps you can take to protect them. Sharp, Terry; Martin, Lance C. 3122
The impact of Melena v. Anheuser-Busch on mandatory arbitration agreements in employment contracts. Harris, Andrew N. 3862
Using certified fraud examiners and motions to compel disclosure in white-collar criminal defense: expert help and skillful motion drafting can help defense counsel respond to prosecution "document dumping" in complex criminal fraud cases. Perri, Frank S. 1873
What's great about GRATs? Here's a look at how and why estate planners use grantor retained annuity trusts and what impact a new treasury department proposal might have on GRATs. Berek, David A. 901

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