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Articles on Internet

Using the Internet for Legal Research

By Thomas Keefe
January
2006
Column
Page 46
The net is best used as a compliment to, not replacement for, traditional sources of legal information.

Illinois Ethics Opinions on the Internet

By Thomas Keefe
November
2005
Column
Page 596
There's plenty of material about Illinois ethics law on the 'Net, much of it freely available

Putting Your Firm on the Web

By Mary Katherine Danna
November
2005
Article
Page 572
Should you build a Web site? Buy a listing in an online directory? Here's an introduction to Web-based marketing.

TaxNet: Online tax filing for employers

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2005
LawPulse
Page 558
Now Illinois employers can pay state taxes and file documents online.

Check the Web before drafting jury instructions

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2005
LawPulse
Page 498
The chair of the supreme court's jury instructions committee advises litigators to check the court's website for revised IPI instructions.

Interception of e-mail by ISP violates Wiretap Act

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2005
LawPulse
Page 498
A federal appeals court comes down hard on an Internet service provider that reads other peoples' mail. Among other things, the case shows how easily e-mail can be intercepted.

Researching Illinois Administrative Law in the Electronic Age

By Thomas Keefe
July
2005
Column
Page 364
The Illinois Administrative Code is on the Net.

An E-Minder

By Karen Erger
June
2005
Column
Page 316
Would you want to read that e-mail in the newspaper? Think before you send.

New IPI instructions are free on the Web

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
April
2005
LawPulse
Page 162
Sign up with the supreme court to get notice every time a new IPI instruction is made available.

Internet dissemination of sex offender information does not violate the right to privacy

March
2005
Illinois Law Update
Page 116
On December 2, 2004, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the circuit court's dismissal of the defendant's charge.

Books in Space – Online Versions of Print Publications

By Thomas Keefe
January
2005
Column
Page 42
Your familiar print resources are probably online, where they're more powerful than ever.

E-filing comes to DuPage County

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2005
LawPulse
Page 8
Electronic filing has come to one Illinois circuit court. Can the rest be far behind?

Internet service providers now regulated by the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act P.A. 093-1016

December
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 620
Effective in 2005, Internet service providers will be regulated by the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. 

New regulations regarding the registration of Internet auction listing services

December
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 620
The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently added subsections 1440.400–480 to 68 Ill Adm Code 1440. 

Should Lawyers Use E-mail to Communicate with Clients?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2004
Article
Page 572
While some lawyers are nervous about exchanging unencrypted e-mail with clients, others say just do it.

Illinois Agencies on the Web

By Phill Johnson
September
2004
Column
Page 493
More and more information is available on state agency Web sites, much of it useful to lawyers and – best of all – free.

Finding Legal Briefs Online

By Thomas Keefe
July
2004
Column
Page 373
Someone else's brief can serve as the starting point; maybe even the foundation; for yours. But how do you find one? Here are some possibilities.

LLC info now on the Web

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2004
LawPulse
Page 286
Thanks to the Illinois Secretary of State's office, more information about LLCs is now available online.

What Weblogs Can Do for You

By T. Evan Schaeffer
May
2004
Column
Page 269
Don't know about the great legal Weblogs out there? Don't know what a Weblog is? It's time you learned. You might decide to be a blogger yourself one day.

Untangle Your Web Site

By Maureen B. Collins and Hillary Altekruse Mann
April
2004
Column
Page 222
Yes, you really do need a Web site, and these FAQs will help you make the most of it.

Have Online Citators Made Print Obsolete?

By Phill Johnson
March
2004
Column
Page 155
Have we reached the point that using print citators to track the subsequent treatment of a case begs a malpractice suit?

Seven Steps to Better Computer Security

By Todd Flaming
February
2004
Column
Page 101
Want to make your office less vulnerable to computer viruses, hackers, and the like? Here's a seven-step program.

Website is immune from suit for defamation where it only posts links to information published by third parties.

January
2004
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
On October 28, 2003, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, affirmed the order of the Circuit Court of Du Page County dismissing the plaintiff's defamation complaint.

Jury instruction revisions now on the Web

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2003
LawPulse
Page 594
You'll find revisions to IPI instructions on the supreme court's Web site before they appear in hard copy.

Free on the ‘Net: FindLaw, LexisONE and More

By Phill Johnson
November
2003
Column
Page 579
West Group and LexisNexis both offer free online research services that, while much more modest than Lexis and Westlaw, are well worth visiting.

New SPAM laws take effect in 2004 P.A. 93-0199

September
2003
Illinois Law Update
Page 436
Under new legislation, an initiator of an unsolicited e-mail advertisement must establish either a toll-free telephone number or valid sender-operated.

The “Science” of Citation Analysis

By Paul D. Callister
September
2003
Column
Page 473
Is legal research a science grounded in precise measurements or is it an art based on subjective editorial judgments? And does it matter?

E-Mail Gone Awry

By Maureen B. Collins and Brian O’Donoghue
August
2003
Column
Page 413
What can you do when client information ends up in the wrong hands because of a misdirected e-mail? Here are a few tips that just might help lessen the damage.

The Electronic Courthouse in Illinois: Filing, Service, Access, and Privacy

By William F. Zieske
August
2003
Article
Page 396
A review of Illinois-based e-courthouse initiatives.

Monitors: Choosing a Window to Your Computer

By Todd Flaming
August
2003
Column
Page 411
You spend much of your day staring at a computer monitor. Here's a brief buyer's guide.

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