The newsletter of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Legal Technology
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Computer basics for seniors
Know a senior lawyer who would like to know more about using a computer? Tell them about this special workshop, to take place on October 18, 2013!
E-service—It is time to serve others as you would wish to be served
In late October, 2012, the Supreme Court announced revisions to the Rules of Civil Procedure relating to service of pleadings effective on January 1, 2013. The change made in Rule 11 allowed service of documents to be completed by electronic submission.
Electronic service of documents—Service that cannot be avoided
On October 4, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court will hold a public hearing at its office in Chicago to consider amendments to Supreme Court Rule 138 (Protecting Personal Identity Information) and Proposal 13-06 amending Rule 11 mandating that parties provide e-mail addresses by which they may be served with documents after the initiation of a case in circuit court or on appeal. The announcement from the Supreme Court invites public comments on the proposals, which should be submitted in writing by Friday, September 20, 2013.
From the Chair
Welcome to the first CoLT Newsletter of the 2013-2014 ISBA year. This is my second opportunity to serve in a bar association leadership role, having previously chaired the Intellectual Property Section Council. I learned a lot from that experience, and even more from watching and working with the others who have chaired these committees and sections.
Solo tech can beat the big firms
In the past, only 1,000-lawyer firms could practice across the country where a physical presence was required. Today, technology has given solo attorneys the ability to easily practice anywhere they can take their laptop and have access to a high-speed Internet connection. If you have the legal ability, the gumption, and the desire, you can expand your practice past the local town or city where you currently reside.