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Newsletter articles from 2002

ABA House Of Delegates approves new Rule 5.5 By Michael Todd Scott November 2002 At its Annual Meeting in August, the ABA House of Delegates approved Report 201B of the ABA's Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice.
Call in the cavalry: IP issues in business transactions By Joseph R. Dreitler and Brian J. Downey January 2002 Will you have all of the intellectual property you expect to own after a merger, acquisition, or refinancing?
Closing the deal: streamlining processes and being an effective member of the team By Mary Jones May 2002 As corporate attorneys, many of you likely have had the opportunity to work with businesspeople to bring significant transactions to a close.
Commercial cases can trigger bodily injury coverage By Stanley C. Nardoni December 2002 A new Illinois decision should remind corporate policyholders to scrutinize their commercial litigation for possible bodily injury coverage.
Controlling “crisis” response will determine corporate survival By Valerie C. Perera and Geary W. Sikich November 2002 Corporate America is facing a time unparalleled in history. Since the events on that fateful morning of September 11th, the landscape of business has fundamentally changed.
Corporate counsel and the unauthorized practice of law: “special” is not necessarily better By C. Evan Stewart March 2002 Cardozo once observed that "[m]embership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions.
Corporate document retention / destruction programs: just a lawyer’s problem? a document management checklist By Frank W. Blue and William R. Pakalka July 2002 Not so many years ago, corporate consultants maligned the existence of "quality control" departments.
The corporate executive’s guide to the role of the general counsel By C. Evan Stewart February 2002 In some companies, the general counsel is variously viewed as "overhead," "Dr. No," and "internal cop," someone whose job it is to "keep us out of trouble" and, when things go bad, someone to "get us out of trouble."
Defining the practice (or unauthorized practice) of law By Michael Todd Scott August 2002 Defining what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law is a tough challenge.
Electronic contracts—some of the basics By Larry M. Zanger May 2002 The ability to create and enforce contracts is essential to a commercial society. And as business activities move to the electronic or online medium, the contracting process must follow.
Ensuring higher business valuations: It’s time for small and mid-sized companies to plan ahead. By Martin Kupferman October 2002 If you own a small or mid-sized business and are considering selling your company, you may find that now is not the right time.
Forum selection clauses: their enforceability and drafting By A. Ryan Puplis July 2002 Forum Selection clauses are common in Agreements. They state where suits can (or must) be filed and under what circumstances.
Illinois considers petition for mandatory CLE September 2002 Does your company have a significant number of in-house counsel that are licensed in Illinois?
An in-house counsel’s guide to the Employee Polygraph Protection Act By Michael Todd Scott October 2002 You are General Counsel of a company and you receive a call from your Auditing Department.
The ins and outs of extranets By David R. Hambourger February 2002 An extremely abridged look at the evolution of collaboration...
ISBA financial responsibility (mandatory insurance) proposal puts moonlighting by law department lawyers in jeopardy By J.J. McGrath March 2002 I am writing today to tell you that I can no longer act as your attorney. I need to write a similar letter to Michelle and Melissa, my lovely wife and daughter respectively, and all my friends and relatives who I have really enjoyed serving over the years, as their friend and attorney.
The lawyer as counselor: Do you have the skills to be a truly effective helper? By Richard Sheehy August 2002 Clients like Bob are not atypical. Faced with the unpleasantness of human nature, which is often exacerbated by unsolicited inclusion in the legal system, many individuals will reluctantly seek legal counsel to deal with situations such as these.
Letter from the co-editor By Michael Todd Scott July 2002 Welcome to the 2002 - ­2003 bar year and to Volume 40 of The Corporate Lawyer ! We are looking forward to another great year. If you are a returning member of the ISBA Corporate Law Departments Section, thanks for sticking with us.
Letter from the co-editors December 2002 We are still looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors November 2002 Welcome to the November, 2002 edition of The Corporate Lawyer. We have four articles in this edition we hope you find interesting and helpful to your practice.
Letter from the co-editors October 2002 Welcome to the October, 2002 edition of The Corporate Lawyer. We have three articles in this edition we hope you find interesting and helpful to your practice.
Letter from the co-editors September 2002 Welcome to the third edition of The Corporate Lawyer for the 2002-2003 bar year. This edition has three articles we hope you find interesting. First is an article by Douglas A. Graham on two provisions of the new corporate fraud statute that are of particular interest to in-house counsel.
Letter from the co-editors August 2002 Welcome to the second edition of The Corporate Lawyer for the 2002-2003 bar year. This edition has three articles we hope you find interesting. First is an article by Dr. Richard Sheehy on how to better counsel your clients.
Letter from the co-editors June 2002 At the end of this issue you will find a four-year index to substantive articles that have appeared in The Corporate Lawyer. The index covers volumes 36, 37, 38 & 39. Our goal with The Corporate Lawyer is to provide you, our members, with articles and information that are helpful in your practice.
Letter from the Co-editors May 2002 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors April 2002 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors March 2002 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors February 2002 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication.
Letter from the co-editors January 2002 We are looking for readers who would like to contribute articles for publication. This is a great opportunity for our members to get involved in the ISBA and specifically the Corporate Law Departments Section.
Multi-jurisdictional practice exposures By Thomas P. Sukowicz December 2002 Recently the issue of lawyers engaging in the practice of law in jurisdictions in which they are not licensed has come to the forefront.