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Banks and Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas: Resolving the Hobbesian Dilemma

By Michael G. Cortina
April
2006
Article
Page 200
Try not to let your bank clients get caught between the conflicting dictates of state and federal privacy laws.

Bench-bar ombudsmen

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2006
LawPulse
Page 10
Bar association programs are helping lawyers and judges resolve minor conflicts while they're still minor.

Beyond deed and green

September
2006
Column
Page 454
Getting beyond deed and green?

Beyond “Deed and Green”: the Strange Truth About Lawyers’ Roles in Illinois Real Estate Sales

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2006
Article
Page 408
When it comes to residential real estate deals, why are lawyers welcome in some parts of the state and not others?

A big win for Big Tobacco

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
February
2006
LawPulse
Page 62
The Illinois Supreme Court barred plaintiffs' class action claim and overturned a $10-plus billion award against Philip Morris. But experts doubt the case will have much precedential power outside Illinois.

Bill would amend Open Meetings Act to address attendance by “electronic means”

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
August
2006
LawPulse
Page 398
Proposed legislation would allow public officials to attend meetings electronically under specified circumstances. 

Billing Gallantly

By Karen Erger
December
2006
Column
Page 684

Blogging and legal ethics

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2006
LawPulse
Page 222
Go forth and blog, experts say, but not without educating yourself about relevant ethical issues. 

Bohner redux: insured properly denied coverage for “illegal” act, 7CA rules

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
April
2006
LawPulse
Page 166
Like the Illinois Appellate Court, the federal seventh circuit ruled recently that an insurance company properly denied coverage to an under-the-influence driver based on the policy's exclusion for "illegal" acts.

Bully prevention education suggested for schools - PA 094-0937

October
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 526
The Illinois General Assembly has found that "bullying has a negative effect on the social environment of schools, creates a climate of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and leads to other antisocial behavior." 

Busting Professional Liability Insurance Myths

By Karen Erger
August
2006
Column
Page 442
Dealing with an uninsured malpractice claim is no stroll down the midway.

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.

Campground operator has no duty to warn of naturally accumulating walnuts

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
On April 19, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of Whiteside County, granting summary judgment to the defendant campground owner because she had neither a duty to keep the campground clear of fallen walnuts nor a duty to warn patrons of the danger posed by such walnuts.

Can an incompetent principal revoke a POA?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
April
2006
LawPulse
Page 166
A recent fourth district opinion raises this and other questions. 

Can Employers Prevent Former Workers from Hiring Current Employees?

By David F. Rolewick
January
2006
Article
Page 34
For years, most Illinois courts have held that an employer can't stop departed employees from recruiting the employer's current workers. But that might be changing.

Can you probate a copy of a lost original will?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
October
2006
LawPulse
Page 518
Yes, a seasoned practitioner says. Here's how. 

Capital Development Board Energy Code repealed

January
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Capital Development Board recently repealed the Capital Development Board Energy Code, found in Part 600 of Title 71, 71 Ill Adm Code 600. 

Changes made to assist in implementing a computer-based CPA exam

February
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 68
The Illinois Board of Examiners recently amended and added a new section to Part 1400 of Title 23, 23 Ill Adm Code 1400.

Changes made to dental examinations to be commensurate with national standards

July
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 334
Amendments have been made to the required examinations of dentists and hygienists with the intent that these changes will mirror national changes. 

Changes made to facilitate receipt of library construction grants

December
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 650
Effective October 2, 2006, the Illinois Secretary of State has amended 23 Ill Adm Code 3060. These amendments arose because of a funding increase and are designed to help take full advantage of the supplemental grant money.

Changes made to orientation and training for employees in long-term care facilities

October
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 526
Effective August 7, 2006, the Illinois Department of Public Health has amended part 350 of title 77, 77 Ill Adm Code 350. 

Changes made to trifecta and superfecta wagering

May
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
The Illinois Racing Board has amended Part 306 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 306 and Part 311 of Title 11, 11 Ill Adm Code 311. 

The Circuit Courts Act is amended to reduce judgeships in the 19th and 22nd judicial circuits PA 094-0727

April
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 174
Effective February 14, 2006, the Circuit Courts Act (Act), 705 ILCS 35/2 et seq, was amended to reduce the number of judgeships in the 19th and 22nd circuits. 

Coming soon: new federal e-discovery rules

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2006
LawPulse
Page 578
Among other things, the amendments, effective December 1, allow routine purging of and address inadvertent disclosure of electronic data.

Commercial vehicles may tow two vehicles PA 094-0713

May
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 230
In an effort to ensure highway safety, section 15-107 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/15-107, has been amended.

Confidentiality rules created for predatory lending database

November
2006
Illinois Law Update
Page 584
The Residential Real Property Disclosure Act (Act) required that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Department) establish a database for its Predatory Lending Database Pilot Program (Database Program). 

Confronting Judge-Imposed Time Limits on Voir Dire

By Rodney R. Nordstrom
March
2006
Article
Page 142
Here's how to make the most of the time you've granted for voir dire, no matter how limited.

Corporate Voting

By Lin Hanson
September
2006
Column
Page 500
A refresher course on corporate voting rights.

Correspondence from Our Readers

December
2006
Column
Page 638
Defending the attorney-client privilege

Correspondence from Our Readers

November
2006
Column
Page 574
Beyond "deed and green";CDL/DUI update.

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