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Are courts cracking down on refusals to answer requests to admit?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2011
LawPulse
Page 66

Change to DUI law would limit court involvement in MDDP process

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2011
LawPulse
Page 66
No longer will a court hearing or order be required for issuing a monitoring device driving permit if a new bill is signed into law.

Mind the gap: Illinois taxes estates over $2 million

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2011
LawPulse
Page 66

Motion(al) intelligence

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2011
LawPulse
Page 66

Plan for administering your digital estate

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2011
LawPulse
Page 66

Berry and discovery depositions: hard cases make new rules

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2011
LawPulse
Page 10

Congress exempts lawyers from the Red Flags Rule

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2011
LawPulse
Page 10

Estate-planning, other implications of the civil union law

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2011
LawPulse
Page 10

Ethics in the age of Twitter

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2011
LawPulse
Page 10

ISBA ethics opinions: updated and easier to research

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2010
LawPulse
Page 610

Proposed Medicaid transfer limits unfair to elderly, council says

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2010
LawPulse
Page 610

Putting the “hearing” in public hearings

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2010
LawPulse
Page 610
A lawyer's testimony in the supreme court committee hearing on the new evidence rules produces results.

Unhappy SLAPPers: more muscle for the Citizen Participation Act

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2010
LawPulse
Page 610

At long last, the codified Illinois Rules of Evidence

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2010
LawPulse
Page 558

GALS and cross-cultural custody

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2010
LawPulse
Page 558

Lifting the veil on rule 23 orders

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2010
LawPulse
Page 558

Making the most of your FOIA request

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2010
LawPulse
Page 558

Supreme court: contractors can enforce oral home-repair contracts

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2010
LawPulse
Page 558

Are you ready for health care reform?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2010
LawPulse
Page 502

A First Amendment right to audiorecord police?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2010
LawPulse
Page 502

Raising the bar for involuntary commitment in Illinois

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2010
LawPulse
Page 502

Getting fees from the other side in divorce

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
LawPulse
Page 446

The hard work of running for judge

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
LawPulse
Page 446

Judicial evaluations - a necessary pain in the neck

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
LawPulse
Page 446

Lessons for lawyers from the Blago trial

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
LawPulse
Page 446
Post-verdict takeaways

Tenancy by the entirety gets a boost

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
LawPulse
Page 446
Spouses no longer must choose between the protection against creditors provided by tenancy by the entirety and the estate-planning advantages of a revocable inter vivos trust.

ABN AMRO: A victory for the foreclosed-upon

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2010
LawPulse
Page 394
The Illinois Supreme Court holds that in a foreclosure suit, the mortgage lender must name (and thus notify) the personal representative of a deceased borrower before the trial court can hear the case.

Family law software: not exempt from the rules of evidence

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2010
LawPulse
Page 394
Make sure you understand how support calculators work before relying on their results, and don't forget to lay a foundation for the report if you seek to enter it into evidence.

Market yourself to existing clients

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2010
LawPulse
Page 394
Don't hide your lamp under a bushel, experts warn, or your clients may head for lawyers with better self-promotional skills.

Real estate lawyers: beware short-sale fee agreements

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2010
LawPulse
Page 394
A proposed fee arrangement presented to a lawyer by a short sale negotiator raises red flags for a veteran real estate practitioner.

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