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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Helen W. Gunnarsson

Responding to employees’ security fears By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2002 Lawpulse, Page 10 Post-September 11, it's more important than ever to respond appropriately to employee worries about safety in the workplace. But that doesn't mean acceding to unreasonable demands, a Chicago lawyer says.
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.
Does Illinois’ eavesdropping statute make felons of us all? By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2001 Lawpulse, Page 620 A critic of the statute says it makes videotaping your child's baseball game a criminal act.
No more dumpster babies? By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2001 Lawpulse, Page 620 A new law is designed to encourage desperate mothers to leave their newborns in safe places, not dumpsters and doorsteps.
Of mangers and menorahs By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2001 Lawpulse, Page 620 When do religious holiday displays on public property pass constitutional muster?
Preventive legal care for employers By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2001 Lawpulse, Page 620 A Chicago attorney offers employment-law audits to her clients. Should you do the same?
Fighting UPL By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 The ISBA's three-front war against the unauthorized practice of law is proceeding.
Joint ISBA-CBA mandatory CLE proposal likely By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 The ISBA and CBA gear up to submit a joint mandatory CLE proposal to the supreme court.
Mandatory lawyer financial responsibility proposed By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 A special ISBA committee is recommending that lawyers be required to maintain malpractice insurance or some other form of compensation for malpractice victims.
Showing the flag By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 There's a right way and a wrong way under the U.S. Code to display the red, white and blue.
Copy caps By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2001 Lawpulse, Page 510 A new statute limits copy charges for patient records.
Discussing docs and deps By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2001 Lawpulse, Page 510 Members of an ISBA online discussion group warm to the subject of whether doctors charge too much for deposition fees.
Governor links motorcyclist, gay anti-discrimination measures By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2001 Lawpulse, Page 510 Governor Ryan refuses to approve the Motorcyclist Public Accommodation Act unless the legislature passes a similar measure banning discrimination against gay men and women.
Grandparents’ visitation; splitting the baby four ways? By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2001 Lawpulse, Page 510 Since the Illinois Supreme Court's Lulay decision, appellate courts have struggled case by case to determine whether grandparents' bids for visitation are constitutional.