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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.