Publications

Articles on Legal Technology

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.

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 Best Legal Software Money Can’t Buy

By Todd Flaming
August
1999
Column
Page 439
Read all about the simple, inexpensive legal software we ought to have and learn why we don't have it -- yet.

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.

Monitoring E-mail in the Workplace: Employee Privacy and Employer Liability

By Patrice S. Arend and Kathleen M. Holper
June
1999
Article
Page 314
A look at issues that arise when employers monitor employee e-mail, and suggestions for developing a workplace e-mail policy.

Internet Filing for Illinois Income Tax Returns

May
1999
Illinois Law Update
Page 244
On March 8, 1999, the Illinois Department of Revenue adopted several new subsections to section 106. 86 Ill Adm Code 106.

Lessons from a Software Conversion

By Todd Flaming
April
1999
Column
Page 221
You finally switched from your familiar word-processing program to that new, improved alternative. So why aren't you happy?

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie McGrath
February
1999
Column
Page 70
No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...

Linux: The New, Free Kid on the Block

By Todd H. Flaming
February
1999
Column
Page 107
Could the Linux operating system become a serious alternative to Windows? Here's a review.

ALLERTON HOUSE CONFERENCE ’98: Confronting and Embracing Changes in the Practice of Law

By Ellen E. Deason
November
1998
Article
Page 628
UPL, ADR, judicial independence, technology—all were on the docket at this year's forward-looking Allerton House Conference.

The Lawyer’s Journal

By Bonnie Fitzgerald McGrath
November
1998
Column
Page 590
Post-Ellerth business boom?

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