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Question: How is the legal profession responding to the challenges of the recession? Answer: Alternative billing practices By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. & Patricia M. Fallon Government Lawyers, April 2010 A look at how the current economy is affecting billing practices.
Question: How is the legal profession responding to the challenges of the recession? Answer: Alternative billing practices By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. & Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, March 2010 A look at how the current economy is affecting billing practices.
Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, 173 L. Ed. 2d 868 (May 18, 2009) By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. & Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, September 2009 In May, a closely divided Supreme Court ruled that former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller could not be held liable for the actions of subordinates after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
News you can use: Yet another reason to join the ISBA By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, June 2009 Fastcase is an unbelievably cost-effective alternative to Westlaw and/or Lexis.
News you can use… By Patricia M. Fallon Government Lawyers, June 2009 Have you heard about FASTCASE? It is the ISBA’s FREE online legal research service which is available to all ISBA members and included in the cost of your membership. It is an unbelievably cost-effective alternative to Westlaw and/or Lexis.
Avoiding e-discovery pitfalls: Guidelines for practitioners By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, December 2008 The move from paper to electronic discovery has resulted in an enormous increase in volume of discoverable material as well as a wealth of new problems for practitioners.
Affirmative defenses in federal court: What every practitioner should know By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. & Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, June 2008 Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) governs the assertion of affirmative defenses in civil cases filed in federal court and is defined:
E-Mail and the Attorney-Client Privilege: In re County of Erie By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. & Patricia M. Fallon Government Lawyers, September 2007 In re County of Erie, 473 F.3d 413 (2d Cir. 2007), involved a class action lawsuit brought by a group of arrested individuals who alleged they were subjected to unconstitutional strip searches.
Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, September 2007 In April 2007, Susan E. Cox was selected as the Northern District’s newest magistrate judge.
The Freedom of Information Act and electronic calendars examined in Consumer Federation of America v. Department of Agriculture By Patricia M. Fallon Government Lawyers, June 2007 In 2001, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published notice of a proposed rule regulating exposure to a dangerous bacterium found in certain meats and poultry called Listeria. In 2003, an interim final rule was issued by the USDA on this subject.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian H. Levin By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, March 2007 U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian H. Levin retired on July 1, 2006 after 17 years of dedicated service to the bench.
Rule 68: Offer of judgment By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, March 2006 Rule 68 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure encourages parties to settle out of court by providing a party defending against a claim the opportunity to make a special offer of judgment at any time more than 10 days before the trial begins.
Review of the CM/ECF system—E-filing is mandatory for attorneys after September 30, 2005 By Patricia M. Fallon General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2005 All practitioners must file electronically before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois after September 30, 2005.
Attorney-client privilege in the government sector: United States v. John Doe (In re Grand Jury Investigation) By Patricia M. Fallon Government Lawyers, September 2005 United States v. John Doe (In re Grand Jury Investigation), 399 F.3d 527, 535 (2d Cir. 2005) (In re Grand Jury Investigation) addresses a grand jury subpoena issued to Anne C. George, former chief legal counsel to the Office of the Governor of Connecticut.
Review of the CM/ECF system—E-filing is mandatory for attorneys after September 30, 2005 By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, September 2005 All practitioners must file electronically before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois after September 30, 2005.
Technology and The Law seminar-March 12, 2004 By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, November 2004 The Federal Civil Practice committee co-sponsored the "Technology and the Law" Seminar in Chicago on March 12, 2004.
Case synopsis By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, May 2004 Melissa Robinson brought this cause of action for hostile work environment, sexual harassment and constructive discharge pursuant to Title VII against Macon County and State Court Judge Warren A. Sappington. T
Technology and the Law Seminar, March 12, 2004 By Patricia M. Fallon Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2004 The Federal Civil Practice committee co-sponsored the "Technology and the Law" Seminar in Chicago on March 12, 2004.

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