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Red Flags enforcement delayed - and it might not apply to lawyers By Helen W. Gunnarsson December 2009 LawPulse, Page 598 A court has enjoined application of the rule against lawyers, the House has voted to exempt lawyers and others, and the FTC has pushed back enforcement yet again.
Reflections By Jack C. Carey June 2009 Column, Page 276 A look back at the presidential year.
Registered nurses allowed to administer anesthesia December 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 604 The Illinois Department of Public Health modified the rules concerning the licensing requirements for ambulatory surgical treatment centers.  
Representing DUI Clients Before the Secretary of State By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2009 Article, Page 556 A plain-language primer on the SOS process, including some unwritten rules about how to represent your DUI client.
Research Resources from Illinois Academic Law Libraries By Tom Gaylord July 2009 Column, Page 368 Have a research project? Go back to law school, or at least to a law school library near you.
The right to a jury trial is not guaranteed in an action nonexistent at common law. October 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 496 On July 27, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, reversed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Jackson County and remanded the case for a bench trial.
The right to argue whether a claim is subject to arbitration is waived if the party does not object in a timely manner September 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 444 On July 6, 2009, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County, confirming the arbitration award for the defendant and dismissing the plaintiff's motion to vacate the award.
Rules amended implementing the Consumer Installment Loan act May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Department of Financial and Professional regulation amended the rules implementing the Consumer Installation Loan Act (205 ILCS 670/22) as it relates to title-secured loans. 38 Ill Adm Code 110. 
Rules committee hears criminal law, family law, civil practice proposals By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2009 LawPulse, Page 168 The supreme court rules committee heard proposals to require consular notification for foreign nationals, to change child custody rules, and to require additional notice to opposing counsel.
Rules implementing the Illinois Community Care Program revised June 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 284 Illinois' Department on Aging amended the state's Community Care Program (CCP) to provide for higher quality standards for providers, increase required worker competencies, and improve general oversight by the department. 89 Ill Adm Code 240.  
Same Holiday Wishes, New Hope By John G. O’Brien December 2009 Column, Page 596 Hope survives a long and challenging year.
School Code addresses bonded indebtedness. PA 095-1025 May 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 226 The Illinois general Assembly amended the School Code by changing section 7-14 which addresses the "Bonded indebtedness-Tax rate." 105 ILCS 5/7-14. 
School Code amended to require internet safety education. PA 095-0869 January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The School Code was amended by changing section 27-13.3 to add internet safety education to the required school curriculum. 105 ILCS 5/27-13.3.
Scientific Evidence About Grief in Illinois Wrongful Death Cases By Timothy J. Reuland and Shirley A. Murphy March 2009 Article, Page 146 A 2007 amendment to the Illinois Wrongful Death Act permits recovery for grief. This article discusses the evidence that makes the case for damages.
Secretary of State has no duty to sign and affix the state seal to certificate of appointment March 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 122 On January 9, 2009, the Illinois Supreme Court denied an original action for mandamus holding “that section 5(1) of the Secretary of State Act (15 ILCS 305/5(1) (West 2006)) is inapplicable to the Burris appointment, and that no further action is required by any officer of this state to make the appointment valid.”
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.
Sexual harassment and the chain of command By Helen W. Gunnarsson June 2009 LawPulse, Page 278 Under state law, employers are liable for sexual harassment by supervisors whether or not the employer knew about it and even though the employee-victim doesn't work under the supervisor.
Shakin’ the Pink-Slip Blues By Helen W. Gunnarsson May 2009 Article, Page 230 You've been laid off or fear you might be - now what? Career experts help you take your future into your own hands - and see ISBA's career resources on page 234.
Should criminal defendants talk to the press? By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2009 LawPulse, Page 168 Not a good idea, criminal defense lawyers and prosecutors agree.
Should You Use Fastcase and How? By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2009 Article, Page 178 Whether you make it your primary online research tool or use it to supplement Westlaw or Lexis, Fastcase can save you money. Lots of it. Here’s how.
Simple Answers for Construction Litigation Questions By Joseph E. Rubas December 2009 Article, Page 630 If you represent contractors and you're struggling to get a grip on indemnity, workers' comp liens, and Kotecki waiver issues, this article is for you.
A Snipe-Hunter’s guide to Coaxing Answers from Hostile Witnesses By Hon. Ron Spears May 2009 Column, Page 260 Preparation and skillful questioning can help you bag your quarry.
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.
Sources of Illinois Legal Research By Tom Gaylord May 2009 Column, Page 264 These bibliographies help you find Illinois research tools on your topic.
A Spy in the House of Law By Karen Erger June 2009 Column, Page 316 The tenets of spycraft ("never go against your gut") make pretty good rules for recent admittees.
Stalking laws amended. PA 096-0686 December 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 604 The Illinois General Assembly made numerous changes to the Criminal Code of 1961, including amendments to statutes on criminal stalking, aggravated stalking, and cyberstalking. 720 ILCS 5/12-7.3-7.5.
“Standard Visitation” and the Best Interest of the Child By Scott A. Lerner March 2009 Article, Page 138 Courts too often grant every-other-weekend visitation without considering the advantages of more generous alternatives, the author argues.
State Income Tax rules updated January 2009 Illinois Law Update, Page 16 The Illinois Department of Revenue amended Title 86, which governs Illinois state income tax rules. 86 Ill Adm Code 100.7300 et seq. The purpose of the amendment is to provide guidance on the application of the Illinois income tax withholding requirements for employers. 
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.