A trio of Illinois Supreme Court Rule amendmentsBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2007LawPulse, Page 230The court amended rules governing the format of appellate briefs, appeals from circuit court rulings, and voir dire examinations in criminal cases.
Jury trials for divorce?By Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2007LawPulse, Page 118An Illinois bill would bring jury trials back to contested divorce. The ISBA Family Law Section Council thinks that's a bad idea.
Background checks for jurors?By Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2006LawPulse, Page 278A federal judge and some state's attorneys offer their varying viewpoints about how far to go to determine whether prospective jurors are coming clean.
Check the Web before drafting jury instructionsBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2005LawPulse, Page 498The chair of the supreme court's jury instructions committee advises litigators to check the court's website for revised IPI instructions.
How to Find Jury InstructionsBy Phill JohnsonJuly 2003Column, Page 361Jury instructions aren't hard to find in print, but you'll have less luck searching online.
Small juries are beautifulBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2003LawPulse, Page 110Six-person juries are easier to pick, more responsive to case themes, and more likely to reach a unanimous verdict, some criminal defense lawyers say.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJuly 2001Column, Page 338Golfers in the (legal) news; capital punishment and the mentally retarded; and more.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJanuary 2001Column, Page 10Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.