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March
2010
Column
Page 118
Distracted Drivers

Looking for “facts” in all the Wrong Places

By Hon. Ron Spears
February
2010
Column
Page 102
Social networking sites are great - unless jurors are using them in ways that threaten a fair trial.

Illinois outlaws DWT (driving while texting)

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
December
2009
LawPulse
Page 598
Effective January 1, drivers aren't allowed to "compose, send, or read an electronic message." Is PA 96-0130 overregulation or overdue?

Sex offenders banned from using social networking Web sites. PA 096-0262

December
2009
Illinois Law Update
Page 604
Illinois lawmakers recently added new language to the Criminal Code of 1961 to prohibit convicted sex offenders from using social networking Web sites.

Social media and legal ethics

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2009
LawPulse
Page 438
May an Illinois lawyer list his or her "Specialties" on LinkedIn without running afoul of Illinois RPC 7.4?

Social networking 1.0

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2009
LawPulse
Page 278
Despite the newfangled options, blogs and e-mail discussion groups are still excellent ways to connect with other lawyers.

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.

R U monitoring employees’ text messages?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2008
LawPulse
Page 438
 An employee had a reasonable expectation of privacy in private e-mail he sent during work hours on his employer-issued pager, the federal ninth circuit rules.

Do We Blawg and How?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2006
Article
Page 236
Blogs are sprouting like mushrooms these days, it seems. Why do lawyers blog? Should you join them?

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