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Articles from Illinois Bar Journal (September 1, 2007)

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"Sex offenders" but no sex crime? What SORA and VOYRA could mean for your clients: under the original Sex Offender Registration Act, some people who have not committed a sex crime must register as "sex offenders." The legislature addressed the issue last year with a law that creates its own problems. Here's a look at the statutory scheme and what it could mean for your clients. Buckley, Marion; True, J. Michael 4626
An update on Rule 213 trial witness disclosure: the Illinois Supreme Court made important changes to the Rule 213 trial witness disclosure requirements in 2002. This article examines the evolution of Rule 213 and reviews the Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions addressing the rule over the last five years. Wurl, Daniel P. 5799
Court upholds support-arrearage payments at 60 percent of income: the Third District upheld a ruling requiring an obligor to pay 60 percent of his income to pay off a child-support/maintenance arrearage totaling more that $200,000. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 904
Defining a child-support payor's "net income": this article looks at the statute and more than a decade's worth of cases to determine what does and does not constitute "net income" for purposes of calculating a payor's child-support obligation. Maksimuk, Gregory C. 2830
Illinois administrative agency publications online: there's a wealth of free agency information online for those who know where to look. Gaylord, Tom 1101
Judicial evaluation - toward de facto merit selection? By better educating and motivating the electorate, the ISBA and other bar groups can reduce the influence of special interests on judicial elections. Bisceglia, Joseph G. President's page 1213
Legal aid groups would benefit from cy pres statute: a bill would make it more likely that legal aid and other charitable organizations will end up with leftover class-action settlement proceeds. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 1080
New law allows Human Rights Act plaintiffs to file in Circuit Court: complainants under the Illinois Human Rights Act can now file in Circuit Court instead of with state agencies. This brings Illinois into line with federal practice and that of 38 states. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 1123
New law on attorney modification clauses in real-estate contracts? Has the Second District made it easier for a party to a real estate contract to make a counteroffer disguised as a mere "modification"? Gunnarsson, Helen W. 1178
Sanctioning firms for lawyers' frivolous filings: allowing sanctions against firms for their lawyers' civil-litigation misconduct provides a powerful incentive for firms to monitor and correct lawyer behavior. Parness, Jeffrey A. 2172
Sexual harassment: no more "welcomeness" defense against minors: a recent Seventh Circuit case eliminates the defense that a sexual harassment plaintiff welcomed the sexual contact when the victim is under the age of consent. Hollander, Eugene K. 1865
SLAPP suits take a hit: a new bill would discourage developers and others from suing - and thus trying to silence - opponents of their subdivisions, landfills, and the like. Gunnarsson, Helen W. 804
Voir dire: new research challenges old assumptions: research shows that 1) judge-directed voir dire can be less revealing of juror prejudice than lawyer questioning and 2) attitudes toward hot-button issues like tort reform are better predictors of juror bias than race, class, and other demographic factors. Andreano, Frank P. 2894
What the Business Services Department can do for you: online filing? Advance review of filings? Those features and much more are available from the Business Services Department. Hanson, Lin 1066

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