Defending the DepositionBy Maureen B. CollinsJuly 2002Column, Page 379Your job is to protect deponents from the undue influence of an overzealous opposing counsel; and from their own confusion and intimidation.
Preparing to Take a DepositionBy Maureen B. CollinsMay 2002Column, Page 269The first of three articles addressing the skills you need to take and defend a deposition.
Rule 213 changes take effect July 1By Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2002Lawpulse, Page 226Litigators from both the plaintiffs' and defense bar like the amended rule's new three-class system for opinion witnesses: lay, independent expert, and controlled expert.
A New, Improved Rule 213?By Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2002Lawpulse, Page 62Rule 213, introduced a few years ago to solve problems caused by old Rule 220, is causing problems of its own. The Supreme Court Rules Committee has proposed another fix for the rule governing admission of opinion testimony.
New proposal to protect children who testify; S.B. 0027March 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 116Under current Illinois law, courts may permit children under 18 who are witnesses in certain criminal prosecutions like sexual assault, predatory sexual assault of a child, and sexual abuse to testify via closed-circuit television outside the courtroom if the judge determines that in-court testimony would result in the child suffering serious emotional distress.