Defending the DepositionBy Maureen B. CollinsJuly 2002Column, Page 379Your job is to protect deponents from the undue influence of an overzealous opposing counsel; and from their own confusion and intimidation.
Preparing to Take a DepositionBy Maureen B. CollinsMay 2002Column, Page 269The first of three articles addressing the skills you need to take and defend a deposition.
Rule 213 changes take effect July 1By Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2002LawPulse, Page 226Litigators from both the plaintiffs' and defense bar like the amended rule's new three-class system for opinion witnesses: lay, independent expert, and controlled expert.
Write for Success in DiscoveryBy Maureen B. CollinsMarch 2002Column, Page 149Don't underestimate the importance of interrogatories and other forms of written discovery as a way to glean information that can strengthen your case.
A New, Improved Rule 213?By Helen W. GunnarssonFebruary 2002LawPulse, Page 62Rule 213, introduced a few years ago to solve problems caused by old Rule 220, is causing problems of its own. The Supreme Court Rules Committee has proposed another fix for the rule governing admission of opinion testimony.
Legislation shifts burden of proof—P.A. 91-770December 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 690Persons found not guilty by reason of insanity will bear the burden of proving that they are well enough to leave a secure mental hospital under an amendment to the Uniform Code of Corrections.
Confidential supervisory information disclosureOctober 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 563On July 28, 2000, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate adopted new sections to section 325 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 38 Ill Adm Code 325.
Appeal of child abuse and neglect investigationSeptember 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 500On June 1, 2000, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (department) adopted new sections and amendments to section 336 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 89 Ill Adm Code 336.