A Guide to the Confrontation ClauseBy Geoffrey BurkhartJune 2013Article, Page 304When does the Sixth Amendment require prosecutors to produce a live witness rather than an out-of-court statement against a defendant? Here's a look at the latest developments.
The Too-Expansive Illinois General Verdict RuleBy J. Timothy Eaton, Michael W. Rathsack, and Michael T. ReaganMarch 2013Article, Page 142More and more Illinois courts are upholding general verdicts if there is any error-free basis for doing so. They should do the opposite, these authors say.
Substitution of Judge as of Right: When Is it Too Late?By Marie C. Fahnert and Tracey DanielsAugust 2010Article, Page 422Substituting a judge as of right - even fairly well into your case - is easier than you might think, and easier in some appellate districts than others. Here's a review.
Controlling Case Expenses: Lawyers’ Duty to ClientsBy Robert L. Fogel, Michael S. Young, and Katie M. KingMay 2010Article, Page 244A look at the trial lawyer's fiduciary and ethical responsibility to disclose, monitor, and control reimbursable case expenses incurred on behalf of clients.
Federal standard timeBy Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2010LawPulse, Page 66New laws standardize the way time periods are calculated in federal court.
The Overlooked Art of Redirect ExaminationBy Jeffrey J. Kroll and Patrick WhiteAugust 2009Article, Page 406Redirect examination is a powerful weapon for litigators, but it can backfire on those who forget its central purpose - to rehabilitate witnesses.
Making evidence meaningfulBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2009LawPulse, Page 278A veteran lawyer and trial judge tells litigators how to present evidence in a way that engages and wins over jurors.
The importance of timely serviceBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2009LawPulse, Page 116Thanks to an amendment to supreme court rule 103(b), plaintiffs who haven’t been otherwise diligent in moving a case along must be especially diligent in obtaining service.
Lessons from Jury ResearchBy Sara Parikh and Terrence LavinApril 2008Article, Page 190Experience with mock juries challenges conventional wisdom about how jurors react to expert testimony and attorney performance.
Retooling the relation-back doctrineBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2008LawPulse, Page 174The Illinois Supreme Court recently adopted the northern district's test for determining whether an amended complaint relates back to the original.
Denial of forum non conveniens constitutes errorMarch 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 124On December 26, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County denying the defendant's motion to dismiss based upon interstate forum non conveniens.
No in personam jurisdiction over Indiana clinicMarch 2008Illinois Law Update, Page 124On December 28, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, reversed the holding of the Circuit Court of Cook County denying the defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of in personam jurisdiction.