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Search and Seizure of E-Evidence in Illinois: Cybercrime and the Internet Frontier By Rachel J. Hess July 2003 Article, Page 344 A review of the search-and-seizure issues that arise in the investigation of Internet crimes.
The Wireless Alternative By Todd Flaming June 2003 Column, Page 309 Wireless networking has come into its own, and it might be right for you and your firm.
“UCITA” spells “anti-consumer”? By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2003 Lawpulse, Page 162 Adoption of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act would stack the deck in favor of software manufacturers and against the buying public, critics say.
Using the ‘Net to Research Illinois Legislative History By Phill Johnson March 2003 Column, Page 147 Thanks to the General Assembly's Web site, researching recent legislative history is easier than ever. Here's a step-by-step guide.
Correspondence from Our Readers January 2003 Column, Page 6 The virtual courtroom; it's about time.
First steps toward e-filing in Illinois By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2003 Lawpulse, Page 8 The Illinois Supreme Court has set the ground rules for a pilot e-filing project in the circuit courts.
The Virtual Courtroom By Loren Golden November 2002 Column, Page 576 Continuing on with my ongoing discussion regarding my theme of "Back to the Future," this President's Page will address the ISBA's efforts to make the lawyer's professional life more efficient, more cost effective, more profitable, more client friendly and, yes, more pleasurable.
Creating a Small Office Network, Part II By Todd H. Flaming October 2002 Column, Page 553 Here's the hardware and software you need to network the computers in your office and increase your efficiency and productivity.
Have You Hugged Your Backup Lately? By Paul Sullivan September 2002 Column, Page 489 It's not a matter of whether you'll have a computer failure but when. Here's how to tell whether your backup system is up to snuff.
Is E-mail Subject to the Open Meetings Act? By Helen W. Gunnarsson September 2002 Lawpulse, Page 448 Some e-mail exchanges between public board members might constitute meetings and thus implicate the Open Meetings Act.
2002 Spring Session Roundup By Jim Covington August 2002 Column, Page 398 A revamped Uniform Partnership Act and new sex-abuse reporting requirements by clergy are among the many bills awaiting Gov. Ryan's signature at press time.
Creating a Small-Office Network, Part 1 By Todd Flaming August 2002 Column, Page 425 Small-firm computing is no longer about which computer to buy; even the basic models are powerful enough. Now it's about how to set up a network that lets you share programs and files.
Legislation makes changes to criminal laws involving computer technology P.A. 92-0175 July 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 344 New legislation signed into law by Gov. George H. Ryan helps in the fight against the spread of child pornography on the Internet and identifies the crime of cyberstalking. Public Act 92-0175 mandates the forfeiture of any computer containing a depiction of child pornography in any encoded or decoded format. 
Litigation Resources on the ‘Net for Illinois Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi July 2002 Column, Page 381 Some leading litigation-related online resources.
…and to secretary of state’s office By Helen W. Gunnarsson June 2002 Lawpulse, Page 282 You can now file articles of incorporation by fax, with more soon to come.
Correspondence from Our Readers June 2002 Column, Page 278 Medicare liens; a clarification.
High-tech filing comes to bankruptcy court… By Helen W. Gunnarsson June 2002 Lawpulse, Page 282 Bankruptcy court for Illinois' southern district now requires electronic filing.
Communities encouraged to provide public access to Internet May 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 232 On February 15, 2002, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (department) adopted amendments to section 546 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 14 Ill Adm Code 546.
Internet Resources for Illinois Corporate and Securities Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi May 2002 Column, Page 267 Here are some of the helpful Internet resources; most of them free; for corporate and securities lawyers.
Laying a Proper Foundation for Computer-Generated Demonstrative Evidence By Adrienne W. Albrecht May 2002 Article, Page 261 How do you persuade the court to admit a computer simulation into evidence? A look at the developing law.
Build an Online Law Library for Free (Mostly) By Todd H. Flaming April 2002 Column, Page 211 The print law library is dead. Long live the Internet law library.
Internet Resources for Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi March 2002 Column, Page 151 Resources abound on the 'Net for p.i. lawyers. Here are some of the best.
Legislation creates the crime of cyberstalking P.A. 92-199 February 2002 Illinois Law Update, Page 66 In August, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 233, which amended the Criminal Code of 1961 by creating the criminal offense of cyberstalking.
Managing E-Mail (Part 2): Storing Messages By Todd Flaming February 2002 Column, Page 95 Do you find yourself printing e-mail missives and saving the paper? Here's a better way to create an e-mail archive.
Estate-Planning Internet Resources for Illinois Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi January 2002 Column, Page 49 Don't let your brainchildren be like the proverbial cobbler's shoeless kids; lawyer, protect your IP rights.
Is an Internet “Road Show” an Oral or a Written Prospectus Under the Securities Act? By James J. Moylan and Ana M. Mencini January 2002 Article, Page 32 The authors trace the SEC's regulation of "road shows" from the concrete to the electronic highway.
Family-Law Resources on the Internet for Illinois Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi November 2001 Column, Page 603 A roundup of helpful Web sites and other family-law 'Net resources.
Legislation authorizes sale of a decedent’s real estate on the Internet; P.A. 92-097 November 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 568 In July, Gov. George H. Ryan signed legislation amending the Probate Act of 1975.
Managing the E-mail Monster By Todd Flaming October 2001 Column, Page 541 Driven into a corner by e-mail overload? Here's how to fight back.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath September 2001 Column, Page 450 Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.