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Articles on Internet

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
September
2001
Column
Page 450
Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.

Real-Estate Resources on the Internet for Illinois Lawyers

By Adria P. Olmi
September
2001
Column
Page 495
A compendium of Web-based resources, many of them free, of special interest to real-estate practitioners.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
August
2001
Column
Page 394
Name-calling brief writers get a pass; Gramm-Leach-Bliley may require lawyers to send privacy notices; and more.

The Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act: Birth and Death of an E-Commerce Approach?

By Kristin Mihelic
July
2001
Article
Page 356
The author argues that Illinois should abandon its Electronic Commerce Security Act and follow the national uniform approach.

Treasure Hunting at State Agency Web Sites

By Adria P. Olmi
July
2001
Column
Page 379
Don't overlook Illinois state agency Web sites, an increasingly rich source of free information. Here are some of the best agency resources for lawyers.

The Message, the Method, the Madness

By Maureen B. Collins
June
2001
Column
Page 321
For some communication, e-mail is just the thing; other times, only a phone call will do. As you think about what message to send, consider how best to send it.

Your Office on the Web

By Todd Flaming
June
2001
Column
Page 319
Applications service providers, or ASPs, rent computer programs over the Web. They can give you more computing power and flexibility for less money, but beware the risks.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
May
2001
Column
Page 226
Arbitration clauses in employment contracts are enforceable; visit the Illinois Supreme Court Web site; and more.

Technology in a Cost-Conscious Era

By Todd Flaming
April
2001
Column
Page 205
What if, instead of buying a lot of separate programs, you put all of your data on one computer and use a standard Web browser like Internet Explorer to input, search, and display the results?

Must-Have Bookmarks: The Cornell Law Library and Legal Information Institute

By Adria P. Olmi
March
2001
Column
Page 153
Cornell Law School, a cyberspace pioneer, still offers some of the best online resources for lawyers.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
December
2000
Column
Page 686
Extra protection against self-incrimination; grandparents get their (bad) day in court; and more.

A Beginner’s Guide to Information Security and The Legal Profession

By Frank P. Andreano
October
2000
Article
Page 592
The basics of protecting e-mail and electronic information from interception.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
October
2000
Column
Page 560
The illusion of insurance exclusion; lease lacking, landlord loses; OSHA makes house calls; and more.

E-mail and Attorney-Client Communications

By Maureen B. Collins
September
2000
Column
Page 541
The dangers of e-mail communication and how to reduce them.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie C. McGrath
August
2000
Column
Page 434
You still have the right to remain silent; UPL and in-house counsel; and more.

Illinois Electronic Mail Act created; P.A. 91-233

May
2000
Illinois Law Update
Page 252
Beginning January 1, 2000, electronic mail users now have increased protection over their accounts.

Internet Torts and Cyberspace Insurance: New Issues for the E-conomy

By Adam H. Fleischer
May
2000
Article
Page 268
A review of new Internet-based theories of liability and the insurance-coverage issues raised by them.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Mark S. Mathewson
May
2000
Column
Page 251
You've got mail ... from a client ... and it's OK; fraudulent transfers and tenancy by the entirety; and more.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Mark S. Mathewson
April
2000
Column
Page 192
What hath Tosado wrought? What do jurors think? Granny gives a gift; and more.

The Cautious Interplay Between Trademarks and Internet Domain Name

By Aaron W. Brooks
February
2000
Article
Page 74
Find out what to do when your client’s trademark has been registered as someone else’s domain name.

Drafting Contract Provisions for E-commerce Sites

By Richard C. Balough
January
2000
Article
Page 40
Tips for drafting contracts that govern the rights and obligations of e-commerce-site users.

Definition of “child” expanded with regard to child pornography law; P.A. 91-229

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
Public Act 91-229 expands the definition of ``child'' with regard to the offense of child pornography to include any material that conveys the impression that the [material] is of a person under the age of 18.

Illinois links the Internet to existing sex offense statutes

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
Governor George Ryan recently signed four pieces of legislation that amend existing sex offense statutes to more forcefully combat an increased number of Internet-related sex offenses.

Nonconsensual disclosure of identifying information on a pornographic Internet site is a felony; P.A. 91-222

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
Governor George Ryan recently signed four pieces of legislation that amend existing sex offense statutes to more forcefully combat an increased number of Internet-related sex offenses.

Offense of indecent solicitation of a child is redefined ; P.A. 91-226

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
Public Act 91-226 redefines the offense of indecent solicitation of a child to apply to additional incidents, including more Internet-related incidents.

Statewide grand jury permitted for certain computer facilitated sex offenses ; P.A. 91-225

November
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 575
Public Act 91-225 permits the creation of a ``multicounty Statewide Grand Jury'' to ``investigate, indict, and prosecute'' certain sex offenses when they are facilitated by the use of a computer.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
October
1999
Column
Page 514
Insurance policies and the discovery rule; read the fine print.

Internet Update: Cases and Illinois Statutes

By James E. Duggan
September
1999
Column
Page 501
More and more Illinois primary law is available on the Net. Here are some of the best sources.

The E-mail FAQ

By Todd Flaming
June
1999
Column
Page 333
Can you catch a virus from an e-mail message? What's a listserver? Read on and find out.

Illinois Law Enters Cyberspace: The Electronic Commerce Security Act

By R. J. Robertson Jr. and Thomas J. Smedinghoff
June
1999
Article
Page 308
This new law—effective July 1—removes doubts about legal requirements for electronic "writings'' and "signatures'' and encourages e-commerce. Here's an overview.

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