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Newsletter Articles From 2013

Comments from the Chair By Alan R. Press February 2013 A message from Committee Chair Alan Press.
Computer basics for seniors By Don Mateer September 2013 Know a senior lawyer who would like to know more about using a computer? Tell them about this special workshop, to take place on October 18, 2013!
Conference room tech upgrades on a budget By Trent L. Bush November 2013 For an investment of under $2,000, you too can have a conference room that is functional, neat, and looks professional.
E-service—It is time to serve others as you would wish to be served By Carl R. Draper February 2013 In late October, 2012, the Supreme Court announced revisions to the Rules of Civil Procedure relating to service of pleadings effective on January 1, 2013. The change made in Rule 11 allowed service of documents to be completed by electronic submission.
Electronic service of documents—Service that cannot be avoided By Carl R. Draper September 2013 On October 4, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court will hold a public hearing at its office in Chicago to consider amendments to Supreme Court Rule 138 (Protecting Personal Identity Information) and Proposal 13-06 amending Rule 11 mandating that parties provide e-mail addresses by which they may be served with documents after the initiation of a case in circuit court or on appeal.  The announcement from the Supreme Court invites public comments on the proposals, which should be submitted in writing by Friday, September 20, 2013.
From the Chair By Aaron W. Brooks November 2013 A message from Chair Aaron Brooks.
From the Chair By Aaron W. Brooks September 2013 Welcome to the first CoLT Newsletter of the 2013-2014 ISBA year. This is my second opportunity to serve in a bar association leadership role, having previously chaired the Intellectual Property Section Council. I learned a lot from that experience, and even more from watching and working with the others who have chaired these committees and sections. Mainly though, what I have come to believe is that my core job as Chair is to be the temporary custodian of an important mission.
I really hate Windows 8—Can I downgrade to Windows 7? By Nerino J. Petro September 2013 While the short answer is yes, you can generally downgrade to Windows 8, there are a number of caveats that go along with that.
In memory of Ross Kodner, a legal technology pioneer By Nerino J. Petro November 2013 Ross was relentless at promoting the benefits of legal technology for lawyers and their staff, and had a personality as grand his ideas.
An iPad alternative By Nerino J. Petro September 2013 The author reviews the new Asus EEE Pad Transformer Prime.
Legal issues associated with the Google car By Peter LaSorsa February 2013 A call for up-to-date legislation to keep up with evolving technology.
New 3M projector technology By David Clark February 2013 A review of the 3M MP410 projector.
Solo tech can beat the big firms By Peter LaSorsa 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.
Standards and Principles for an Electronic Record and Electronic Filing Standards and Principles By David Clark November 2013 A synopsis of both Standards and Principles for an Electronic Record and Electronic Filing Standards and Principles.