Publications

Articles on Legal Technology

State of E-Filing in Illinois

By Trent L. Bush, Bryan M. Sims, David M. Clark, and Martin W. Typer
July
2009
Article
Page 344
While Illinois has no statewide electronic filing system, several county initiatives are at various stages of implementation.

Twitter and Linkedin and Facebook. Oh My!

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2009
Article
Page 288
Are you Linkedin? Facebooking? Tweeting? Or still figuring out what it's all about and why you should care? Here's a lawyer's guide to social networking.

Electronic Discovery: Dealing with Disclosure of Metadata

By Joseph R. Marconi
January
2009
Article
Page 24
The question isn't whether confidential client information will be disclosed during electronic discovery but what to do when it happens.

No five-o’clock world for e-filing

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2009
LawPulse
Page 10
Unless the rules specify otherwise, parties may electronically file up to midnight on deadline day with administrative agencies that permit e-filing, the supreme court holds.

Calendars, Conflict-Checkers and More - Using Tech Tools to Manage Data

By Carl R. Draper
March
2006
Article
Page 134
Here are some high-tech ways to reduce data overload and stay on top of your fast-moving practice.

Making an Electronic Record: Good Reviews for Digital Recording

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2006
Article
Page 72
Several courthouses, notably DuPage County's, have implemented digital recording of courtroom proceedings. Is stenography a thing of the past?

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.

An Introduction to Knowledge Management

By Paul Sullivan
July
2001
Column
Page 375
You've heard the buzzwords, but what is "knowledge management" and what can it do for you? Read on.

Long-Distance Doctors: The Crossroads of Telemedicine Licensure in Illinois

By Erin K. Grunzke
July
2001
Article
Page 362
This author, on the other hand, favors state licensure in Illinois over a national approach.

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.

Had It with Technology? Remember the (Not So) Good Ol’ Days

By Paul Sullivan
May
2001
Column
Page 265
A look at how far we've come in law office technology in the last 30-plus years.

Don’t Just Say It; Present It

By Maureen B. Collins
February
2001
Column
Page 99
Use technology to project; literally; an image that will impress your audience.

Your Computer Can Help Analyze Your Case

By Todd Flaming
February
2001
Column
Page 97
Software; especially a program called "CaseMap"; can help you see the relationships between the facts, people, events, and issues in your case.

Technology Training: Why It’s a Must

By Todd H. Flaming
December
2000
Column
Page 723
You'll waste your investment in hardware and software if you don't invest some time and effort in training people how to use it.

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.

ISBA Computer Book Brings You into the 21st Century

By Todd H. Flaming
August
2000
Column
Page 475
Find out how to put computers to work in your practice with this new book from the ISBA's Committee on Legal Technology.

Using PowerPoint to Power Your Argument

By Todd H. Flaming
June
2000
Column
Page 357
PowerPoint is a powerful, easy-to-use program that can spice up your presentation. And it's probably already on your computer.

Electronic Briefs: The Time Has Come

By Todd H. Flaming
April
2000
Column
Page 233
Here's how to create an electronic brief that includes exhibits, signed documents; everything you'd include in a paper version. For an example, see /ibj/apr00lj/ebrief.pdf.

Drafting with Style

By Maureen B. Collins
March
2000
Column
Page 173
In the last two columns we looked at the drafting process and component parts of transaction documents.

Cell Phones and the Next Big Thing

By Todd H. Flaming
February
2000
Column
Page 107
Cell phones are about to take a quantum leap in power and functionality — maybe you’d best sit tight until they do.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
2000
Column
Page 62
Banks and title insurance; fees for foiled FOIA requests; crafting affirmative action plans; and more.

Correspondence from Our Readers

December
1999
Column
Page 626
Discovery and computer data.

Laptops for Everyone

By Todd Flaming
December
1999
Column
Page 673
Should you buy a laptop and how? Here's what to look for.

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.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
November
1999
Column
Page 570
Watch out, HMOs.

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.

How to Produce Computer Data in Discovery

By Todd H. Flaming
October
1999
Column
Page 555
Requests to produce computer data are increasingly common; here's a primer on how to comply.

The Lawyer’s Journal

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

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