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Banks and Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas: Resolving the Hobbesian Dilemma By Michael G. Cortina April 2006 Article, Page 200 Try not to let your bank clients get caught between the conflicting dictates of state and federal privacy laws.
Bench-bar ombudsmen By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2006 Lawpulse, Page 10 Bar association programs are helping lawyers and judges resolve minor conflicts while they're still minor.
Beyond deed and green September 2006 Column, Page 454 Getting beyond deed and green?
Beyond “Deed and Green”: the Strange Truth About Lawyers’ Roles in Illinois Real Estate Sales By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2006 Article, Page 408 When it comes to residential real estate deals, why are lawyers welcome in some parts of the state and not others?
A big win for Big Tobacco By Helen W. Gunnarsson February 2006 Lawpulse, Page 62 The Illinois Supreme Court barred plaintiffs' class action claim and overturned a $10-plus billion award against Philip Morris. But experts doubt the case will have much precedential power outside Illinois.
Bill would amend Open Meetings Act to address attendance by “electronic means” By Helen W. Gunnarsson August 2006 Lawpulse, Page 398 Proposed legislation would allow public officials to attend meetings electronically under specified circumstances. 
Billing Gallantly By Karen Erger December 2006 Column, Page 684 "Don't pad your bill" - that's stating the obvious, right? So why must we keep stating it? Time can't change me But I can't trace time - David Bowie
Blogging and legal ethics By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2006 Lawpulse, Page 222 Go forth and blog, experts say, but not without educating yourself about relevant ethical issues. 
Bohner redux: insured properly denied coverage for “illegal” act, 7CA rules By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2006 Lawpulse, Page 166 Like the Illinois Appellate Court, the federal seventh circuit ruled recently that an insurance company properly denied coverage to an under-the-influence driver based on the policy's exclusion for "illegal" acts.
Bully prevention education suggested for schools - PA 094-0937 October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 The Illinois General Assembly has found that "bullying has a negative effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and leads to other antisocial behavior." 
Busting Professional Liability Insurance Myths By Karen Erger August 2006 Column, Page 442 Dealing with an uninsured malpractice claim is no stroll down the midway.
Calendars, Conflict-Checkers and More - Using Tech Tools to Manage Data By Carl R. Draper March 2006 Article, Page 134 Here are some high-tech ways to reduce data overload and stay on top of your fast-moving practice.
Campground operator has no duty to warn of naturally accumulating walnuts July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 On April 19, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, granting summary judgment to the defendant campground owner because she had neither a duty to keep the campground clear of fallen walnuts nor a duty to warn patrons of the danger posed by such walnuts.
Can an incompetent principal revoke a POA? By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2006 Lawpulse, Page 166 A recent fourth district opinion raises this and other questions. 
Can Employers Prevent Former Workers from Hiring Current Employees? By David F. Rolewick January 2006 Article, Page 34 For years, most Illinois courts have held that an employer can't stop departed employees from recruiting the employer's current workers. But that might be changing.
Can you probate a copy of a lost original will? By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2006 Lawpulse, Page 518 Yes, a seasoned practitioner says. Here's how. 
Capital Development Board Energy Code repealed January 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Capital Development Board recently repealed the Capital Development Board Energy Code, found in Part 600 of Title 71, 71 Ill Adm Code 600. 
Changes made to assist in implementing a computer-based CPA exam February 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 The Illinois Board of Examiners recently amended and added a new section to Part 1400 of Title 23, 23 Ill Adm Code 1400.
Changes made to dental examinations to be commensurate with national standards July 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 334 Amendments have been made to the required examinations of dentists and hygienists with the intent that these changes will mirror national changes. 
Changes made to facilitate receipt of library construction grants December 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 650 Effective October 2, 2006, the Illinois Secretary of State has amended 23 Ill Adm Code 3060. These amendments arose because of a funding increase and are designed to help take full advantage of the supplemental grant money.
Changes made to orientation and training for employees in long-term care facilities October 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 526 Effective August 7, 2006, the Illinois Department of Public Health has amended part 350 of title 77, 77 Ill Adm Code 350. 
Changes made to trifecta and superfecta wagering May 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 The Illinois Racing Board has amended Part 306 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 306 and Part 311 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 311. 
The Circuit Courts Act is amended to reduce judgeships in the 19th and 22nd judicial circuits PA 094-0727 April 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 174 Effective February 14, 2006, the Circuit Courts Act (Act), 705 ILCS 35/2 et seq, was amended to reduce the number of judgeships in the 19th and 22nd circuits. 
Coming soon: new federal e-discovery rules By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2006 Lawpulse, Page 578 Among other things, the amendments, effective December 1, allow routine purging of and address inadvertent disclosure of electronic data.
Commercial vehicles may tow two vehicles PA 094-0713 May 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 230 In an effort to ensure highway safety, section 15-107 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/15-107, has been amended.
Confidentiality rules created for predatory lending database November 2006 Illinois Law Update, Page 584 The Residential Real Property Disclosure Act (Act) required that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) establish a database for its Predatory Lending Database Pilot Program (Database Program). 
Confronting Judge-Imposed Time Limits on Voir Dire By Rodney R. Nordstrom March 2006 Article, Page 142 Here's how to make the most of the time you've granted for voir dire, no matter how limited.
Corporate Voting By Lin Hanson September 2006 Column, Page 500 A refresher course on corporate voting rights.
Correspondence from Our Readers December 2006 Column, Page 638 Defending the attorney-client privilege
Correspondence from Our Readers November 2006 Column, Page 574 Beyond "deed and green";CDL/DUI update.