The Journal of The DuPage County Bar Association
The DuPage County Bar Association serves the attorneys, judiciary and citizens of DuPage County, Illinois in providing legal education, business development and networking opportunities, designed to enhance and benefit our membership and community, while upholding the highest degree of civility and professionalism. Chartered on February 1, 1879, the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) is the largest county bar association in Illinois with approximately 2,600 members. From educational seminars to community service programs to social functions, the DCBA ranks as the heavyweight in county bar associations in Illinois.

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DCBA Brief - December 2015
December 2015

The DuPage County Bar Association started publishing the DCBA Brief in 1989. Here you can look through back issues, learn about how to participate through written contributions, advertising or subscriptions, or provide us with feedback. Back issue articles are searchable on line. Please, take a look through last month's edition,* browse the site and let us know what you think! This is your bar association and your magazine. We welcome your participation! -The Editors.

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The DCBA BRIEF is the Journal of the DuPage County Bar Association (“DCBA”). Unless otherwise stated, all content herein is the property of the DCBA and may not be reprinted in whole or in part without the express written permission of the DCBA. © 2008 DCBA. Opinions and positions expressed in articles appearing in the DCBA BRIEF are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the DCBA or any of its members. Neither the author(s) nor the publisher is engaged, in this publication, in rendering legal or other professional advice and this publication is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal or other expert advice, you should seek the services of a competent attorney or other professional.

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CONTACT INFORMATION: All articles, comments, criticisms, and suggestions should be directed to Christine Olson McTigue at  Please send change of address notices and any subscription inquiries to: Jacki Hamler, DuPage County Bar Association, 126 South County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187,

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