Articles From Peter LaSorsa

The dangers in using biometrics for authentication By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2018 A big problem facing many Americans and lawyers is how to properly authenticate a secure website or digital device.
Is the self-driving car an outlier of an automated judiciary? By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2018 If we replace the Supreme Court Justices with sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence, wouldn’t we get a fairer and more just result?
Addressing a technology issue in a standard settlement agreement By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2016 The author has reviewed hundreds of settlement agreements and discusses what he feels is lacking in most of these agreements' confidentiality clauses.
From the Chair By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, May 2015 A message from Chair Peter LaSorsa.
From the Chair By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, February 2015 Section Chair Peter LaSorsa shares his thoughts on the shooting of Michael Brown.
From the Chair By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2014 A message from Section Chair Peter LaSorsa.
Police training By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2014 A look at the training that police officers receive prior to obtaining a badge and gun.
The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, June 2014 The proposed Illinois Domestic Worker Bill of Rights acknowledges that domestic workers are “employees” under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, March 2014 The Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act, codified at 775 ILCS 45, provides seven specific rights to those “experiencing homelessness”
Is “pofluenza” a future protected category to The Illinois Human Rights Act? By Peter LaSorsa Labor and Employment Law, January 2014 People in areas that are less affluent are more likely to have lower credit scores and other negative background information in their files. Given two prospective employees with the same four-year degree and level of work experience, the credit report and background check may be the deciding factor in hiring.
The Civil Rights Game By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2013 The Civil Rights Game is an annual Major League Baseball game that honors the history of civil rights in the United States.
Legal issues associated with the Google car By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2013 A call for up-to-date legislation to keep up with evolving technology.
Solo tech can beat the big firms By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2013 In the past, only 1,000-lawyer firms could practice across the country where a physical presence was required. Today, technology has given solo attorneys the ability to easily practice anywhere they can take their laptop and have access to a high-speed Internet connection. If you have the legal ability, the gumption, and the desire, you can expand your practice past the local town or city where you currently reside.
Tips prior to filing discrimination cases in federal court By Peter LaSorsa Federal Civil Practice, December 2012 The author provides his strategies for pursuing a sexual harassment case in federal court.
Is the use of facial recognition software an invasion of your privacy rights? By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2012 Individuals own their facial profile and at least in Illinois they are afforded some protections.
An update on Google Analytics By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2012 A look at two important features of Google Analytics and why you should pay particular attention to them.
Message from the Chair By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, June 2012 A message from Chair Peter LaSorsa.
Message from the Chair By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2012 A reminder to main vigilant when you are using a third party’s Internet and ensure your electronic communications are secure.
The danger of Internet checks as part of a company’s hiring process By Peter LaSorsa Labor and Employment Law, February 2012 The latest endeavor by companies is to check Web sites like Facebook and Twitter to see what new information they can learn about prospective employees. Is this a good idea? Are there potential land mines that the company could step on?
Message from the Chair By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2012 A message from Chair Peter LaSorsa.
Message from the Chair By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2012 A message from Committee Chair Peter LaSorsa.
The College Campus Press Act should not be amended for high school journalists By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2011 The author states his case for why high school journalists should not be included under the College Campus Press Act.
The new Arizona immigration law mirrors existing federal law By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, August 2011 The federal government estimated that Arizona had one of the fastest growing illegal immigrant populations in the country, increasing from 330,000 in 2000 to 560,000 by 2008.
Resolution of discovery issues when a cutoff date becomes unattainable By Peter LaSorsa Federal Civil Practice, December 2010 What to do when neither party is able to meet your already-extended discovery cut-off dates.
Building your online network By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2010 Use these tips to improve your Internet presence and ensure your business comes up on the first page of a Google or Yahoo search.
Workplace discrimination: A primer on gathering evidence By Peter LaSorsa Human Rights, October 2010 A look at what types of evidence may exist in workplace discrimination cases and how best to obtain that evidence.
Workplace time bombs By Peter LaSorsa Corporate Law Departments, August 2010 The author addresses two common workplace "time bombs" that could potentially explode into lawsuits for the employer.
Severing the landline By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2010 The author presents his case for the elimination of traditional telephone service.
Employers asking for employee passwords for private Web sites like Facebook and Twitter By Peter LaSorsa Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2010 Scenario: Prospective employee arrives at the interview and is asked to give a list of the private Web sites he has along with the passwords so the company can review before hiring. Is this legal? 
Complying with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(b): Best practices By Peter LaSorsa Federal Civil Practice, December 2009 Rule 34 (b)(2)(E)(i) provides that a party must either produce documents “as they are kept in the usual course of business” or it “must organize and label them to correspond to the categories in the request.” 

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