Publications

Articles From Tom Gaylord

Immigration Law for Illinois Attorneys

By Tom Gaylord
January
2012
Column
Page 54
Here's where to find basic immigration law information.

Federal Administrative Law Part 3: Agency Decisions and Guidance Documents

By Tom Gaylord
November
2011
Column
Page 586
Here's how to find these useful resources on the web.

The New, Online-Only Illinois Reports

By Tom Gaylord
September
2011
Column
Page 477
Now the supreme court publishes the official version of Illinois cases - here's what it means.

Briefer Briefs: Writing and Speaking Tips from the Supreme Court

By Tom Gaylord
July
2011
Column
Page 368
Interviews with Supreme Court justices about effective advocacy are themselves good models.

Looking for Federal Government Documents? Try FDsys

By Tom Gaylord
May
2011
Column
Page 264
The U.S. Government Printing Office's FDsys website is a great place to find documents, too.

Federal Administrative Law, Part 2: Online CFR and LSA

By Tom Gaylord
March
2011
Column
Page 156
You can use the online CFR to find the very latest regs and the LSA to verify their accuracy.

Is the Law You Cite Authenticated? Does It Matter?

By Tom Gaylord
January
2011
Column
Page 48
Should the government, not vendors, produce "official" versions of the law?

What’s New at Illinois.gov?

By Tom Gaylord
November
2010
Column
Page 592
The recently redesigned Illinois state homepage is an improvement over its predecessor.

Need a Case or Statute on the Run? Fastcase has an App for That

By Tom Gaylord
September
2010
Column
Page 488
Fastcase's free application offers cases to iPhone and iPad owners.

Federal Administrative Law, Part 1: the e-CFR

By Tom Gaylord
July
2010
Column
Page 378
Free publications, including the daily e-CFR, make federal regulatory research easy.

Federal Legislative History - Free Tools at Your Fingertips

By Tom Gaylord
May
2010
Column
Page 264
Great (and free) Web-based resources.

Tort Law Resources for Illinois Practitioners

By Tom Gaylord
March
2010
Column
Page 156
Illinois tort law gets the full treatment in secondary sources.

The Google-ization of Legal Research Continues - This Time Literally

By Tom Gaylord
January
2010
Column
Page 48
Google now offers its own searchable case law database.

Getting Federal Case Filings for Free: Introducing RECAP

By Tom Gaylord
November
2009
Column
Page 584
RECAP, a Firefox extension, provides free access to otherwise pay-per-view federal documents on the PACER system.

Professional Responsibility Revisited: New Illinois Rules Coming Soon

By Tom Gaylord
September
2009
Column
Page 472
The new rules have extensive official commentary, something missing from the current RPC.

Research Resources from Illinois Academic Law Libraries

By Tom Gaylord
July
2009
Column
Page 368
Have a research project? Go back to law school, or at least to a law school library near you.

Sources of Illinois Legal Research

By Tom Gaylord
May
2009
Column
Page 264
These bibliographies help you find Illinois research tools on your topic.

Evidence Resources or Illinois Practitioners

By Tom Gaylord
March
2009
Column
Page 154
A look at some free evidence-related online resources.

Illinois Statutory and Legislative Resources

By Tom Gaylord
January
2009
Column
Page 48
The statutes are online, of course. But here are other free resources.

Playing with PreCYdent: The move toward Free Online Primary Law

By Tom Gaylord
November
2008
Column
Page 588
Two Web sites are bringing free cases and more to the public

Professional Responsibility in Illinois: Rules, and MCLE

By Tom Gaylord
September
2008
Column
Page 474
There's a wealth of legal-ethics information online if you know where to look.

Finding Free Legal Articles on the Web

By Tom Gaylord
July
2008
Column
Page 370
A growing number of law-review articles are free for the viewing.

Keeping up with the Bloggers

By Tom Gaylord
May
2008
Column
Page 264
Use these tools to find and stay up with blawgs.

Helpful Resources from the Illinois Courts

By Tom Gaylord
March
2008
Column
Page 160
Every Illinois lawyer should visit the Web site of the Illinois courts.

Ready Reference for the Occasional Question

By Tom Gaylord
January
2008
Column
Page 52
Here’s a grab bag of miscellaneous and – mostly – free research sites.

Using “My Legislation” to Keep Up to Date

By Tom Gaylord
November
2007
Column
Page 608
The General Assembly Web site's free "My Legislation" feature lets you stay abreast of new public acts.

Illinois Administrative Agency Publications Online

By Tom Gaylord
September
2007
Column
Page 494
There's a wealth of information if you know where to look.

Beyond the Regs: Illinois Administrative Law Online

By Tom Gaylord
July
2007
Column
Page 382
A look at state agency Web sites that offer the agency's administrative decisions and more.

New Legislative History Resources

By Tom Gaylord
May
2007
Column
Page 268
Debate transcripts and more are on the General Assembly's Web site.

Finding Illinois Municipal Ordinances Online

By Tom Gaylord
March
2007
Column
Page 156
They can be hard to come by online - here's where to find them.

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