The Power Behind the Robe: A Primer on Contempt LawBy Timothy L. Bertschy and Nathaniel E. StricklerMay 2009Article, Page 246The power of contempt is a confusing mix of civil and criminal law concepts overlaid with constitutional implications. Here's a review.
A Year of Challenge and JoyBy Timothy L. BertschyJune 1999Column, Page 296As my term as ISBA president comes to a close, I reflect on a year of constant challenge and joy.
A Level Field for Death Penalty CasesBy Timothy L. BertschyApril 1999Column, Page 184When Illinois re-enacted the death penalty in 1977, the General Assembly and the criminal justice system made a legal and moral commitment to the people of Illinois that, if executions take place in their name, they would be done right.
Judges, the Gift Ban Act, and the ConstitutionBy Timothy L. BertschyFebruary 1999Column, Page 68One of the more celebrated accomplishments of the Illinois General Assembly in 1998 was passage of ethics legislation imposing limits on gifts and contributions to state office holders and candidates for those offices.
LAP Needs Our Assistance NowBy Timothy L. BertschyJanuary 1999Column, Page 8The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.
Season's GreetingsBy Timothy L. BertschyDecember 1998Column, Page 656Season's GreetingsThe BertschysTim, Janet, Pierce and Lauren