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Jeffrey A. ParnessJeffrey A. Parness
Professor Emeritus

B.A., Colby College
J.D., University of Chicago
 
 

Email: jparness@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-0340
Room: 172E

Biography

Jeffrey Parness teaches a variety of civil procedure courses as well as administrative law. He taught for six years at the University of Akron School of Law prior to arriving at Northern Illinois University in 1982. He has been appointed a visiting professor at University of Kansas School of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Case Western University School of Law, The John Marshall Law School (Chicago), and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He served as law clerk to Judge James B. Parsons of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1974-1976. His primary areas of scholarship include federal and state civil procedure laws, maternity and paternity laws, the legal status of the unborn, state constitutional equality laws, crime victim restitution, witness abuse in civil litigation, and judicial rulemaking. In January 2006 Professor Parness was named by The Chicago Lawyer as among the 10 Best Law Professors in Illinois.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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Faculty News for Professor Parness

Recent Activities

  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, 2008 to present.
  • Consultant and Speaker, Kaplan Illinois General Bar Review, Beginning Summer, 2009.
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association, Improving Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgments: Securing More Dads for Nonmarital Children, Chicago, Illinois, May 27-30, 2010.
  • Witness, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, July, 2010.
  • Speaker, "Reforming Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment Procedures," Midwest Law and Society Retreat, Madison, Wisconsin, October 8-9, 2010.
  • Speaker, "Undemocratic State High Court Rules," First Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, November, 2010.
  • Speaker, Illinois Evidence Seminar, Law Bulletin Seminars, Chicago, Illinois, January 18, 2011.
  • Reporter, Biennial Allerton Conference, Hot Button Evidence Issues, Illinois State Bar Association, April 28-30, 2011.
  • Speaker, "Paternity After Lehr and Michael H.," The Law and Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, June 2-5, 2011.
  • Speaker, "Paternity After Lehr and Michael H.," Fourth Annual Midwest Family Law Consortium, Michigan State University College of Law, June 16-17, 2011.
  • Speaker, "Procreative Sex and Same Sex Parents," Second Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, October, 2011.
  • Speaker, "State Equal Rights Provisions: Construction and Consideration," Northwestern University Law School, Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 2012.
  • Consultant, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2011-2012.
  • Discussant, "The Meaning of Reproductive Rights Today," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, July 30, 2012.
  • Member of the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, 2012-2013.
  • Speaker, "Federal Constitutional Childrearing and Superior Parental Rights," Third Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, November 3, 2012.
  • Witness, Illinois House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee, March 6 and 20, 2013 (on H.B. 1243).
  • Reporter, Biennial Allerton Conference, Adaptations of New Technologies to Civil Case Processes, Illinois State Bar Association, April 11-13, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Private Privacy Intrusions During Prelawsuit Civil Claim Investigations," Northern Illinois University Law Review, Symposium, April 19, 2013.
  • Discussant, "The Intersection of Reproductive Rights and Class," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Miami, Florida, August 4, 2013.
  • Discussant, "Children's Issues," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Miami, Florida, August 4, 2013.
  • Speaker, "The New Illinois Parentage Act Proposal," Kane County Bar Assoc., September 11, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Constitutional Constraints on Second Parent Laws," Fourth Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Formalities for Informal Adoptions," 10th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law, Capital University Law School, March 6, 2014.
  • Witness, Illinois House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee, April 8, 2014.
  • Discussant, "Cutting Edge Issues in Family Law," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 5, 2014.
  • Discussant, "Emerging Issues in Reproductive Rights," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 6, 2014.
  • Speaker, "De Facto Parenthood," 25th Annual Educational Seminar, Central Illinois Paralegal Association, Bloomington, IL, September 12, 2014.
  • Speaker, "Respecting State Parentage Laws," Fifth Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, IL, November 8, 2014.
  • Speaker, "Intra Law Firm Privileged Communications Regarding Questionable Attorney Conduct," 14th Annual St. Mary's Law Journal Symposium on Legal Malpractice & Ethics, San Antonio, Texas, February 27, 2015 (with Evan King).
  • Reporter, Biennial Allerton Conference, New Realities of Civil Practice: Economics, Ethics & Innovation, Illinois State Bar Association (April 30 - May 2, 2015).
  • Discussant, "Current Issues in Reproductive Rights," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, July 29, 2015.
  • Discussant, "21st Century American Civil Procedure: What is the New Model?," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, August 1, 2015.
  • Speaker, "Federal Constitutional Childcare Parents," Sixth Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2015.
  • Speaker, "The New FRCP 37(e)," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 3, 2016.
  • Discussant, "Formal Declarations of Intended Childcare Parentage," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 3, 2016.
  • Speaker, "The New Dilemma for Civil Procedure (and Other Law School) Teachers," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Amelia Island, Florida, August 8, 2016.
  • Speaker, "State Laws on Federal Constitutional Childcare Parents: More Principled Allocations of Power and More Rational Distinctions," Seventh Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, November 5, 2016.
  • Reporter and Speaker, "Litigation: Reducing Costs, Increasing Efficiency," Biennial Allerton Conference, Illinois State Bar Association, April, 2017.
  • Discussant, "Current Issues in Family and Juvenile Law," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, August, 2017.
  • Discussant, "Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice Roundtable," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, August, 2017.
  • Speaker, "New Model Standards on Parental and Nonparental Childcare Standing," Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, August, 2017.

Books and Chapters

  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2017-2018 ed.) (Lexis Nexis) (forthcoming 2017).
  • Principles Guiding Civil Claim Settlements (Lexis Nexis) (forthcoming 2017).
  • A Primer on Federal and State Parentage Laws: Myths and Realities (American Bar Association) (forthcoming 2017).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2016-2017 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2015-2016 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2014-2015 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2013-2014 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2012-2013 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Civil Claim Settlement Laws (1st ed. 2013) (online version) (Carolina Academic Press).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2011-2012 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2010-2011 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Personal Jurisdiction, in Federal Civil Practice (IICLE 2010). 
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2009-2010 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2008-2009 ed.) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Personal Jurisdiction, in Federal Civil Practice (IICLE 2006) (with supplements, including 2015).
  • Reforming American Paternity Laws,  in  Genetic Ties and the Future of the Family (Mark Rothstein et al. eds., 2005).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (2d ed. 2003 & Supps. 2004-2007) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Federal and State Civil Procedure Handbook (2d ed. 2001) (Anderson Pub. Co.).
  • Civil Procedure for Federal and State Courts (2001 & Supps.) (Anderson Pub. Co.).
  • Federal and State Civil Procedure Handbook (2000) (Anderson Pub. Co.).
  • Advanced Civil Procedure: Civil Claim Settlement Laws (2000 & Supps.) (Carolina Academic Press).
  • Illinois Civil Procedure (1998 & Supps. 1999-2002) (Lexis Nexis).
  • Pleadings Allowed; Form of Motions, in Moore's Federal Practice (3d ed. 1997).
  • General Rules of Pleading, in Moore's Federal Practice (3d ed. 1997).
  • Pleading Special Matters, in Moore's Federal Practice (3d ed. 1997).
  • Form of Pleadings, in Moore's Federal Practice (3d ed. 1997).
  • Privacy in Sexual Matters, in 3 Privacy Law and Practice (1987).

Articles

  • Nonparental Childcare and Child Contact Orders for Grandparents, 120 West Virginia Law Review, Issue 1 (forthcoming 2017) (with Alex Yorko.).
  • Suing Principals Alone for the Acts of Agents, 29 DuPage County B. Assn. Brief 8 (May 2017) (with Alex Yorko).
  • State Lawmaking on Federal Constitutional Childcare Parents: More Principled Allocations of Powers and More Rational Distinctions, 50 Creighton L. Rev. 479 (forthcoming June 2017).
  • Formal Declarations of Intended Childcare Parents, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. Online Supp. (March 30, 2017).
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  • Lost ESI Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, __ SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017).
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  • The New Dilemma for Civil Procedure (and Other Law School) Teachers, __ N. Ky. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017).
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  • Federal Constitutional Childcare Parents, 90 St. John's L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2017).
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  • Equitable Adoption: Are Kids Parental Property in Illinois? 104 Ill. B. J. 36 (September 2016).
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  • Lost ESI: The New FRCP 37(e) and All Illinois Lawyers, Kane County B. Briefs 43 (July 2016).
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  • Illinois Parentage Disestablishments After A.A. and the 2015 Parentage Act, 28 DuPage County B. Ass'n Brief 22 (May 2016) (with David A. Saxe).
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  • Third Party Stepparent Childcare, 67 Mercer L. Rev. 383 (2016).
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  • Expanded Stepparent and Grandparent Third Party Childcare in Illinois, 40 S. Ill. U. L.J. 1 (2015).
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  • Reforming the Processes for Challenging Voluntary Acknowledgements of Paternity, 92 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 177 (2017) (with David A. Saxe).
  • Challenges in Handling Imprecise Parentage Matters, 28 J. Am. Acad. Matrim. Law. 401 (2015).
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  • Evolving Parental Childcare Parent Laws: Symposium Paper Review, 92 Chi-Kent L. Rev. 3 (2017).
  • New Realities of Civil Practice: Economics, Ethics and Innovation: The 2015 Allerton Conference, 103 Ill. B. J. 40 (December 2015).
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  • The Default Rule on Burden of Proof in Civil Cases, 29 DuPage County B. Ass'n Brief 18 (November 2015).
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  • The New Illinois Constitutional Crime Victim Restitution Right: A Revolutionary Amendment?, 27 DuPage County B. Ass'n Brief 26 (July 2015).
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  • Illinois Lawyer Investigations of Current Client Concerns, 36 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 32 (2015).
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  • Choosing Among Imprecise American State Parentage Laws, 76 La. L. Rev. 481 (2015).
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  • Troxel Revisited: A New Approach to Third Party Childcare, 18 Rich. J.L. Pub. Int. 227 (2015).
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  • ICWA's Pre-Existing Custody Requirement: A Flexible Approach to Better Protect the Interests of Indian Fathers, Tribes and Children, 35 Child. Legal Rts. J. 25 (2015) (with Amanda Beveroth).
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  • Formalities for Informal Adoptions, 43 Cap. U. L. Rev. 373 (2015).
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  • Parentage Prenups and Midnups, 31 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 343 (2015).
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  • Dangers in De Facto Parenthood37 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 25 (2014).
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  • Intra Law Firm Privileged Communications Regarding Questionable Attorney Conduct, 5 St. Mary's L.J.  Legal Malpractice & Ethics 2 (2014) (with Evan King). 
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  • Constitutional Constraints on Second Parent Laws, 40 Ohio N.U. L.  Rev. 811 (2014).
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  • Survey of Illinois Law: Statutory Damage Exclusions, 38 S. Ill. U. L.J. 875 (2014).
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  • Survey of Illinois Law: Stepparent Childcare, 38 S. Ill. U. L.J. 575 (2014).
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  • Parentage Law (R)Evolution: The Key Questions, 59 Wayne L. Rev. 743 (2013).
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  • Exploring More Paths to Legal Fatherhood, Chi. Daily L. Bull. (June 17, 2014).
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  • Evolving Illinois Parentage Laws, 59 ISBA Trial Briefs No. 10 (April, 2014).
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  • Technology and the Trial Process: The 2013 Allerton Conference, 101 Ill. B. J. 638 (2013).
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  • Aunt Bee as Mom, Stepmom or Grandmom? 62 Drake L. Rev. Discourse 13 (October, 2013).
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  • Managing Discovery of Electronically Stored Information in Illinois, 101 Ill. B.J. 316 (2013).
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  • Two New Cases Further Define the Duty to Preserve Evidence, 101 Ill. B.J. 152 (2013).
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  • New Private Privacy Intrusions During Prelawsuit Civil Claim Investigations, 33 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 563 (2013).
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  • Federal Constitutional Childcare Interests and Superior Parental Rights in Illinois, 33 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 305 (2013).
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  • Guardianship and Nontraditional Families, 100 Ill.  B. J. 660 (2012).
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  • Another Limit on Refiling Voluntarily Dismissed Complaints, 100 Ill. B. J. 498 (2012).
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  • Legal Parenthood: Old Doctrines, New Families, 100 Ill. B.J. 330 (2012).
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  • Procreative Sex and Same Sex Parents, 13 Georgetown J. Gender & L. 591 (2012) (with Zachary Townsend).
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  • Preventing Deposition Abuse in Illinois, 100 Ill. B.J. 162 (March 2012).
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  • Witness Protections in Illinois Civil Actions, 36 S. Ill. U. L.J. 793 (2012).
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  • The Price of Pleasure: Children Hurt Too, 14 J.L. & Fam. Stud. 245 (2012) (with Zachary Townsend). 
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  • Legal Paternity (and Other Parenthood) After Lehr and Michael H., 43 U. Tol. L. Rev. 225 (2012) (with Zachary Townsend). 
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  • Statutory Parenthood for Same-Sex Partners, 99 Ill. B.J. 636 (2011).
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  • Hot Button Evidence Issues: The 2011 Allerton Conference, 99 Ill. B.J. 632 (2011).
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  • State Damage Caps and Separation of Powers, 116 Penn State L. Rev. 145 (2011).
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  • Civil Unions and Parenthood at Birth, 99 Ill. B.J. 473 (2011).
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  • The Limits on Legislative Power to Withhold Subject Matter Jurisdiction, 99 Ill. B.J. 316 (2011).
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  • Survey of Illinois Law: Ins and Outs of The New Illinois Evidence Rules, 35 S. Ill. U. L.J. 689 (2011).
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  • Valais: An Ill-Conceived Limit on Modifying Child Support Orders, 99 Ill. B.J. 160 (2011). 
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  • Beyond Red Light Enforcement Against the Guilty But Innocent: Local Regulations of Secondary Culprits,47 Willamette L. Rev. 259 (2011).
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  • Non-identical Twins: The Illinois and Federal Rules of Evidence, 98 Ill. B.J. 642 (2010). 
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  • Monetary Recoveries for State Crime Victims, 58 Clev. St. L. Rev. 819 (2010) (with Laura Lee and Ed Laube).
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  • For Those Not John Edwards: More and Better Paternity Acknowledgments at Birth, 40 U. Balt. L. Rev. 53 (2010) (with Zachary Townsend).
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  • Web Auction Sales and Long-Arm Jurisdiction, 98 Ill. B.J. 486 (2010).
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  • American State Constitutional Equalities, 45 Gonz. L. Rev. 773 (2009/2010).
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  • Judicial Versus Legislative Authority After Lebron, 98 Ill. B.J. 324 (2010).
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  • Red Light Cameras: Innocent But Guilty, 98 Ill. B.J. 158 (2010).
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  • Monetary Remedies for Victims During Illinois Criminal Cases, 44 Val. U. L. Rev. 69 (2009) (with Laura Lee & Karen Blouin).
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  • "Yes" to Nonlawyers in Illinois Administrative Adjudications, 97 Ill. B.J. 636 (2009).
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  • Appealable Though Moot?, 97 Ill. B.J. 476 (2009).
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  • Inequalities in Illinois Constitutional Equality, 30 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 169 (2009) (with Laura Lee).
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  • Pleading Civil Rights Claims,97 Ill. B.J. 156 (2009).
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  • Greater Employment Equalities in the New South Through New Constitutional Guarantees, Charleston L. Rev. 461 (2009).
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  • Settlements: The Limits of Same Case Enforcement, 96 Ill. B.J. 642 (2008).
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  • Civility Initiatives: The 2008 Allerton Conference, 96 Ill. B.J. 636 (2008).
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  • Depositions of Gravely Ill Illinois Claimants, 96 Ill. B.J. 476 (2008).
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  • Residents Suing Nonresidents for Harm in Illinois, 96 Ill. B.J. 318 (2008).
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  • Systemically Screwing Dads: Out of Control Paternity Schemes, 54 Wayne L. Rev. 641 (2008).
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  • Refiled Claims: It's Notice, Not Service, 96 Ill. B.J. 152 (2008).
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  • Paternity Rights, Unfairness Persists, Nat'l L.J., Feb. 4, 2008, at 23(1).
  • Safe Haven, Adoption and Birth Record Laws: Where are the Daddies?, 36 Cap. U. L. Rev. 207 (2007) (with Therese Clarke Arado).
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  • Attorney Mistakes, Client Losses: New Visions After Vision Point, 95 Ill. B.J. 664 (2007).
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  • Sanctioning Firms for Lawyers’ Frivolous Filings, 95 Ill. B.J. 490 (2007).
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  • Lost Paternity in the Culture of Motherhood, 42 Val. U. L. Rev. 81 (2007).
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  • Reforming Paternity Procedures:  A Dannielynn in Illinois, 95 Ill. B.J. 324 (2007).
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  • E-Discovery in Illinois Civil Actions, 95 Ill. B.J. 150 (2007).
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  • Arbitration Clauses:  The Singular Approach in Cingular Wireless, 94 Ill. B.J. 678 (2006).
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  • Bringing Civil Procedure Up to Date, 94 Ill. B.J. 502 (2006).
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  • New Federal Paternity Laws:  Securing More Fathers for Children of Unwed Mothers, 45 Brandeis L.J. 59 (2006).
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  • Reforming the Civil Jury System in Illinois:The 2006 Allerton Conference, 94 Ill. B.J. 608 (2006).
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  • American General Jurisdiction Trial Courts:  New Visions, New Guidelines, 55 U. Kan. L. Rev. 189 (2006).
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  • No Genetic Ties, No More Fathers:  Voluntary Acknowledgment Recissions and Other Paternity Disestablishments Under Illinois Law, 39 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1295 (2006).
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  • Improving Judicial Settlement Conferences, 39 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1891 (2006).
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  • Deserting Mothers, Abandoned Babies, Lost Fathers: Dangers in Safe Havens, 24 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 335 (2005).
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  • Adoption Notices to Genetic Fathers: No to Scarlet Letters, Yes to Good Faith Cooperation, 36 Cumb. L. Rev. 63 (2005).
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  • The 2004 Allerton House Conference: Balancing Economy, Efficiency and Fairness, 92 Ill. B.J. 590 (2004).
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  • Enforcing Settlements in Federal Civil Actions, 36 Ind. L. Rev. 33 (2003) (with Matt Walker).
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  • Guiding Civil Case Settlement Conferences and Their Aftermath: The Need to Amend Illinois Supreme Court Rule 218, 35 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 779 (2004) (with Lance Cagle).
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  • Federalizing Birth Certificate Procedures, 42 Brandeis L.J. 105 (2003).
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  • Civil Claim Settlement Talks Involving Third Parties and Insurance Company Adjusters: When Should Lawyer Conduct Standards Apply?, 77 St. John's L. Rev. 603 (2003).
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  • Participation of Unwed Biological Fathers in Newborn Adoptions: Achieving Substantive and Procedural Fairness, 5 J.L. & Fam. Stud. 223 (2003).
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  • Nonparty Insurers in Federal Civil Actions: The Need For New Written Civil Procedure Laws, 36 Creighton L. Rev. 191 (2003) (with Tait Lundgren).
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  • Expanded Recognition in Written Laws of Ancillary Federal Court Powers: Supplementing the Supplemental Jurisdiction Statute, 64 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 303 (2003) (with Dan Sennott).
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  • Old-Fashioned Pregnancy, Newly-Fashioned Paternity, 53 Syracuse L. Rev. 57 (2003).
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  • Thinking Outside the Civil Case Box: Reformulating Pretrial Conference Laws, 50 Kan. L. Rev. 347 (2002) (with Matt Walker).
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  • Recognizing Party and Nonparty Interests in Written Civil Procedure Laws, 20 Rev. Litig. 481 (2001) (with Dan Sennott).
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  • Abortions of the Parental Prerogatives of Unwed Natural Fathers: Deterring Lost Paternity, 53 Okla. L. Rev. 345 (2000).
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  • The Authority of Illinois Lawyers to Settle Their Clients' Civil Claims: On Principles Not Quite Settled, 31 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 199 (2000) (with Austin Bartlett).
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  • Unsettling Questions Regarding Lawyer Civil Claim Settlement Authority, 78 Or. L. Rev. 1061 (1999) (with Austin Bartlett).
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  • Evolving Views of Civil Litigation: Future Civil Procedure Courses, 31 Ariz. St. L.J. 945 (1999).
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  • The Substantive Elements in the New Special Pleading Laws, 78 Neb. L. Rev. 412 (1999) (with Amy Leonetti and Austin Bartlett).
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  • Expert Opinion Pleading: Any Merit to Special Certificates of Merit?, 1997 BYU L. Rev. 537 (with Amy Leonetti).
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  • Enforcing Professional Norms for Federal Litigation Conduct: Achieving Reciprocal Cooperation, 60 Alb. L. Rev. 303 (1996).
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  • The New Federal Rule 11: Different Sanctions, Second Thoughts, 83 Ill. B.J. 126 (1995).
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  • Sanctioning Legal Organizations Under the New Federal Civil Rule 11: Radical Changes Loosen More Unforeseeable Forces, 14 Rev. Litig. 63 (1994).
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  • The Presence of Family Members and Others During Attorney-Client Communications: Himmel's Other Dilemma, 25 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 481 (1994).
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  • Disciplinary Referrals Under New Federal Civil Rule 11, 61 Tenn. L. Rev. 37 (1993).
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  • Fines Under New Federal Civil Rule 11: The New Monetary Sanctions for the "Stop-and Think-Again" Rule, 1993 BYU L. Rev. 879.
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  • Pregnant Dads: The Crimes and Other Misconduct of Expectant Fathers, 72 Or. L. Rev. 901 (1993).
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  • Designating Male Parents at Birth, 26 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 573 (1993).
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  • Failed or Uneven Discourse of State Constitutionalism?: Governmental Structure and State Constitutions, 5 St. Thomas L. Rev. 155 (1992).
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  • Arming the Pregnancy Police: More Outlandish Concoctions?, 53 La. L. Rev. 427 (1992).
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  • State Supreme Courts in State and Nation, 74 Judicature 332 (1991) (book review).
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  • Prospective Fathers and Their Unborn Children, 13 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal 165 (1990).
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  • Respecting State Judicial Articles, 3 Emerging Issues in St. & Const. L. 65 (1990).
  • The Legal Status of the Unborn After Webster, 95 Dick. L. Rev. 1 (1990).
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  • Comparative American Judicial Systems, 24 U. Rich. L. Rev. 171 (1990).
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  • Observations on Recent Efforts to Deter Frivolous Papers in the Illinois Circuit Courts, 21 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 859 (1990).
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  • Increased and Accessible Illinois Judicial Rulemaking, 8 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 817 (1988) (with Bruce Keller).
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  • Choices About Attorney Fee-Shifting Laws: Further Substance/Procedure Problems under Erie and Elsewhere, 49 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 393 (1988).
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  • More Stringent Sanctions Under Federal Civil Rule 11: A Reply to Professor Nelken, 75 Geo. L.J. 1937 (1987).
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  • The New Method of Regulating Lawyers: Public and Private Interest Sanctions During Civil Litigation for Attorney Misconduct, 47 La. L. Rev. 1305 (1987).
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  • The Abuse and Neglect of the Human Unborn: Protecting Potential Life, 20 Fam. L.Q. 197 (1986).
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  • Your Bodies, Ourselves: Legal Protection of Potential Human Life, 30 Cath. Law. 370 (1986).
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  • Grounding Groundless Papers, 25 Judges' J. 2 (1986).
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  • Frivolous Pleadings in Illinois: Observation on the 1985 Medical Malpractice Reforms, 75 Ill. B.J. 238 (1986).
  • Groundless Pleading and Certifying Attorneys in the Federal Courts, 1985 Utah L. Rev. 325.
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  • Crimes Against the Unborn: Protecting and Respecting the Potentiality of Human Life, 22 Harv. J. on Legis. 97 (1985).
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  • Protection of Potential Life in Illinois: Policy and Law at Odds, 5 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 1 (1984).
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  • The Process of Factfinding in Judicial Rulemaking: "Some Kind of Hearing" on the Factual Premises Underlying Judicial Rules, 5 Pace L. Rev. 1 (1984) (with Sandra Freeman).
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  • Federal District Court Proceedings to Recover Attorney's Fees for Prevailing Parties on 1983 Claims in State Administrative Agencies, 18 Ga. L. Rev. 83 (1983) (with Gigi Woodruff).
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  • The Duty to Prevent Handicaps: Laws Promoting the Prevention of Handicaps to Newborns, 5 W. New. Eng. L. Rev. 431 (1983).
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  • Let Live and Let Die: Disabled Newborns and Contemporary Law, 37 U. Miami L. Rev. 43 (1982) (with Roger Stevenson).
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  • Access to Judicial Rulemaking Procedures, 1982 Ariz. St. L.J. 641 (with Curtis Copeland).
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