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Offense of indecent solicitation of a child is redefined ; P.A. 91-226 November 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 575 Public Act 91-226 redefines the offense of indecent solicitation of a child to apply to additional incidents, including more Internet-related incidents.
Statewide grand jury permitted for certain computer facilitated sex offenses ; P.A. 91-225 November 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 575 Public Act 91-225 permits the creation of a ``multicounty Statewide Grand Jury'' to ``investigate, indict, and prosecute'' certain sex offenses when they are facilitated by the use of a computer.
How to Produce Computer Data in Discovery By Todd H. Flaming October 1999 Column, Page 555 Requests to produce computer data are increasingly common; here's a primer on how to comply.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath October 1999 Column, Page 514 Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.
Internet Update: Cases and Illinois Statutes By James E. Duggan September 1999 Column, Page 501 More and more Illinois primary law is available on the Net. Here are some of the best sources.
The Best Legal Software Money Can’t Buy By Todd Flaming August 1999 Column, Page 439 Read all about the simple, inexpensive legal software we ought to have and learn why we don't have it -- yet.
The E-mail FAQ By Todd Flaming June 1999 Column, Page 333 Can you catch a virus from an e-mail message? What's a listserver? Read on and find out.
Illinois Law Enters Cyberspace: The Electronic Commerce Security Act By R. J. Robertson, Jr. and Thomas J. Smedinghoff June 1999 Article, Page 308 This new law—effective July 1—removes doubts about legal requirements for electronic "writings'' and "signatures'' and encourages e-commerce. Here's an overview.
Monitoring E-mail in the Workplace: Employee Privacy and Employer Liability By Patrice S. Arend and Kathleen M. Holper June 1999 Article, Page 314 A look at issues that arise when employers monitor employee e-mail, and suggestions for developing a workplace e-mail policy.
Internet Filing for Illinois Income Tax Returns May 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 244 On March 8, 1999, the Illinois Department of Revenue adopted several new subsections to section 106. 86 Ill Adm Code 106.
Lessons from a Software Conversion By Todd Flaming April 1999 Column, Page 221 You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 1999 Column, Page 70 No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...
Linux: The New, Free Kid on the Block By Todd H. Flaming February 1999 Column, Page 107 Could the Linux operating system become a serious alternative to Windows? Here's a review.
ALLERTON HOUSE CONFERENCE ’98: Confronting and Embracing Changes in the Practice of Law By Ellen E. Deason November 1998 Article, Page 628 UPL, ADR, judicial independence, technology—all were on the docket at this year's forward-looking Allerton House Conference.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie Fitzgerald McGrath November 1998 Column, Page 590 Post-Ellerth business boom?