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How to Find Jury Instructions

By Phill Johnson
July
2003
Column
Page 361
Jury instructions aren't hard to find in print, but you'll have less luck searching online.

Search and Seizure of E-Evidence in Illinois: Cybercrime and the Internet Frontier

By Rachel J. Hess
July
2003
Article
Page 344
A review of the search-and-seizure issues that arise in the investigation of Internet crimes.

The Wireless Alternative

By Todd Flaming
June
2003
Column
Page 309
Wireless networking has come into its own, and it might be right for you and your firm.

“UCITA” spells “anti-consumer”?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
April
2003
LawPulse
Page 162
Adoption of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act would stack the deck in favor of software manufacturers and against the buying public, critics say.

Using the ‘Net to Research Illinois Legislative History

By Phill Johnson
March
2003
Column
Page 147
Thanks to the General Assembly's Web site, researching recent legislative history is easier than ever. Here's a step-by-step guide.

Correspondence from Our Readers

January
2003
Column
Page 6
The virtual courtroom; it's about time.

First steps toward e-filing in Illinois

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2003
LawPulse
Page 8
The Illinois Supreme Court has set the ground rules for a pilot e-filing project in the circuit courts.

The Virtual Courtroom

By Loren Golden
November
2002
Column
Page 576
Continuing on with my ongoing discussion regarding my theme of "Back to the Future," this President's Page will address the ISBA's efforts to make the lawyer's professional life more efficient, more cost effective, more profitable, more client friendly and, yes, more pleasurable.

Creating a Small Office Network, Part II

By Todd H. Flaming
October
2002
Column
Page 553
Here's the hardware and software you need to network the computers in your office and increase your efficiency and productivity.

Have You Hugged Your Backup Lately?

By Paul Sullivan
September
2002
Column
Page 489
It's not a matter of whether you'll have a computer failure but when. Here's how to tell whether your backup system is up to snuff.

Is E-mail Subject to the Open Meetings Act?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2002
LawPulse
Page 448
Some e-mail exchanges between public board members might constitute meetings and thus implicate the Open Meetings Act.

2002 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2002
Column
Page 398
A revamped Uniform Partnership Act and new sex-abuse reporting requirements by clergy are among the many bills awaiting Gov. Ryan's signature at press time.

Creating a Small-Office Network, Part 1

By Todd Flaming
August
2002
Column
Page 425
Small-firm computing is no longer about which computer to buy; even the basic models are powerful enough. Now it's about how to set up a network that lets you share programs and files.

Legislation makes changes to criminal laws involving computer technology P.A. 92-0175

July
2002
Illinois Law Update
Page 344
New legislation signed into law by Gov. George H. Ryan helps in the fight against the spread of child pornography on the Internet and identifies the crime of cyberstalking. Public Act 92-0175 mandates the forfeiture of any computer containing a depiction of child pornography in any encoded or decoded format. 

Litigation Resources on the ‘Net for Illinois Lawyers

By Adria P. Olmi
July
2002
Column
Page 381
Some leading litigation-related online resources.

Correspondence from Our Readers

June
2002
Column
Page 278
Medicare liens; a clarification.

High-tech filing comes to bankruptcy court…

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2002
LawPulse
Page 282
Bankruptcy court for Illinois' southern district now requires electronic filing.

…and to secretary of state’s office

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2002
LawPulse
Page 282
You can now file articles of incorporation by fax, with more soon to come.

Communities encouraged to provide public access to Internet

May
2002
Illinois Law Update
Page 232
On February 15, 2002, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (department) adopted amendments to section 546 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 14 Ill Adm Code 546.

Internet Resources for Illinois Corporate and Securities Lawyers

By Adria P. Olmi
May
2002
Column
Page 267
Here are some of the helpful Internet resources; most of them free; for corporate and securities lawyers.

Laying a Proper Foundation for Computer-Generated Demonstrative Evidence

By Adrienne W. Albrecht
May
2002
Article
Page 261
How do you persuade the court to admit a computer simulation into evidence? A look at the developing law.

Build an Online Law Library for Free (Mostly)

By Todd H. Flaming
April
2002
Column
Page 211
The print law library is dead. Long live the Internet law library.

Internet Resources for Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

By Adria P. Olmi
March
2002
Column
Page 151
Resources abound on the 'Net for p.i. lawyers. Here are some of the best.

Legislation creates the crime of cyberstalking P.A. 92-199

February
2002
Illinois Law Update
Page 66
In August, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 233, which amended the Criminal Code of 1961 by creating the criminal offense of cyberstalking.

Managing E-Mail (Part 2): Storing Messages

By Todd Flaming
February
2002
Column
Page 95
Do you find yourself printing e-mail missives and saving the paper? Here's a better way to create an e-mail archive.

Estate-Planning Internet Resources for Illinois Lawyers

By Adria P. Olmi
January
2002
Column
Page 49
Don't let your brainchildren be like the proverbial cobbler's shoeless kids; lawyer, protect your IP rights.

Is an Internet “Road Show” an Oral or a Written Prospectus Under the Securities Act?

By James J. Moylan and Ana M. Mencini
January
2002
Article
Page 32
The authors trace the SEC's regulation of "road shows" from the concrete to the electronic highway.

Family-Law Resources on the Internet for Illinois Lawyers

By Adria P. Olmi
November
2001
Column
Page 603
A roundup of helpful Web sites and other family-law 'Net resources.

Legislation authorizes sale of a decedent’s real estate on the Internet; P.A. 92-097

November
2001
Illinois Law Update
Page 568
In July, Gov. George H. Ryan signed legislation amending the Probate Act of 1975.

Managing the E-mail Monster

By Todd Flaming
October
2001
Column
Page 541
Driven into a corner by e-mail overload? Here's how to fight back.

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