Articles From 2011
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E-filing comes to Cook County
Lawpulse, Page 280
The nation's largest unified court system offers the option of electronic filing in most civil cases.
The Ethical Office: Managing Nonlawyer Staff
Article, Page 614
The Rules of Professional Conduct make managing nonlawyer staff a high-stakes business. Find out which rules are most directly implicated and learn how to be a better boss.
Ethics in the age of Twitter
Lawpulse, Page 10
An ABA ethics commission is looking for suggestions about how to bring the model ethics rules in line with globalization and 21st Century communications technology.
Evaluating Protective Orders for Discovery Materials
Article, Page 576
Litigants often seek protective orders to limit disclosure of clients' sensitive documents during discovery. But be wary of attempts by the requesting party to gain an unfair advantage.
Experience by Appointment
Article, Page 238
Though there isn't much money in it, serving as appointed counsel is a way to gain invaluable courtroom experience and remind yourself why you went to law school in the first place.
Exposing Immigration Bias During Voir Dire
Article, Page 82
Courts should allow questioning of prospective jurors on immigration-related bias, the authors say. They also suggest questions that can expose immigrant bias during jury selection.
Finding Your Way
to in the Courthouse
Article, Page 184
How to learn those all-important unwritten rules of courthouse and courtroom practice that vary from circuit to circuit.
Gifts of income subject to Medicaid asset transfer policies
Illinois Law Update, Page 124
On December 28, 2010, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Fourth District, reversed a decision of the Circuit Court of Sangamon County, finding that "gifts of income" are subject to the asset transfer policies of the federal Medicaid statute (see 42 USC § 1396p (2006)).
Lawpulse, Page 118
A look at the legal issues public and private animal shelters face.
A Guide to the New Illinois Civil Union Law
Article, Page 232
Beginning June 1, Illinois' civil union law confers most of the rights of marriage on parties to a civil union. But federal prohibitions impose important limits. Find out how the new law works.