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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Terrence J. Lavin

Proving Proximate Cause in Malpractice cases By Terrence J. Lavin and Kristina M. Lau May 2009 Article, Page 254 Illinois courts are still struggling to determine the plaintiff's proper burden of proving proximate cause in "lost chance" cases.
Expanding the Use of Medical Treatises in Illinois Trials By Terrence J. Lavin and Michelle L. Wolf August 2006 Article, Page 426 The authors argue that following the federal approach would produce a better-informed jury.
Getting the Most from Medical Witness Treaters and Experts: A Trial Lawyer’s Guide By Terrence J. Lavin May 2005 Article, Page 246 How to find and use physicians and other medical witnesses.
Leaving You in Good Hands By Terrence J. Lavin June 2004 Column, Page 284 From a purely personal perspective, it is difficult indeed to try to summarize the highlights of my year as your ISBA President. 
Preaching to the Choir on the Town Hall Trail By Terrence J. Lavin May 2004 Column, Page 234 As your ISBA president, I have been traveling the state speaking to lawyers about the pleasures and the pitfalls of practicing law in Illinois.
Malpractice Wars Redux: The Same Old Song By Terrence J. Lavin April 2004 Column, Page 168 The temporary custodian of the office of ISBA president never exactly knows what issues and challenges will surface during his/her year at the helm. 
Brown v Board and the ISBA Board By Terrence J. Lavin March 2004 Column, Page 116 Americans are great about celebrating anniversaries. We celebrate the anniversary of heroic or tragic national events. 
On the Stump at the South Suburban Bar By Terrence J. Lavin February 2004 Column, Page 60 The life of your bar president is chockablock with speeches, bar meetings, award ceremonies, and dinner banquets.
Birth of a Career: The Class of 2003 By Terrence J. Lavin January 2004 Column, Page 8 One of the plums of this position as the president of your Illinois State Bar Association is the opportunity to speak to newly admitted attorneys at the swearing-in ceremony conducted by the Illinois Supreme Court.
What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? By Terrence J. Lavin October 2003 Column, Page 484 The need for civility is one of those constant issues that seem to plague the legal profession. 
Judicial Evaluations and the Spirit of Volunteerism By Terrence J. Lavin September 2003 Column, Page 428 In the months before I assumed the presidency of your Illinois State Bar Association.
A Few Good Mentors By Terrence J. Lavin August 2003 Column, Page 372 Behind every accomplished lawyer is a great mentor. I had Phil Corboy, who was mentored by Jim Dooley.
Membership and Mentorship By Terrence J. Lavin July 2003 Column, Page 324 As I embark on this wonderful journey as your president, I find myself constantly thinking about the people who helped me get to this lofty position.
The Art of Direct Examination By Terrence J. Lavin June 2003 Article, Page 305 A trial lawyer's guide to effectively examining experts and plaintiffs.
Retained Experts’ Opinions in Medical Malpractice Cases By Terrence J. Lavin January 2001 Article, Page 39 Rule 213 pointers for med-mal lawyers.
An Illinois Litigator’s Guide to Finding and Using Experts By Terrence J. Lavin, John L. Nisivaco, and Martin A. Dolan March 2000 Article, Page 168 Experts: should you find one and how?