Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Hon. Ron Spears

Opening Statements: Soup for the Jury’s Soul By Hon. Ron Spears February 2007 Column, Page 102 A good opening statement will shape jurors' perception of the case.
Impaired Lawyers: Helping Before the Bell Tolls By Hon. Ron Spears November 2006 Column, Page 626 Don't take advantage of impaired judges and adversaries; help them
“You Have the Right to Avoid Litigation…” By Hon. Ron Spears August 2006 Column, Page 438 Should judges advise clients of their right to resolve their dispute before trial?
Throwing Stones at Cyclops By Hon. Ron Spears May 2006 Column, Page 260 Lawyers, who do battle with words, should strive to be warrior poets.
Serving a Litigation Banquet By Hon. Ron Spears February 2006 Column, Page 92 Make sure your preparation and presentation are first rate for your juror guests.
Thinking Outside the Roasting Pan About Peremptories By Hon. Ron Spears November 2005 Column, Page 594 Are you relying on stereotypes about jury behavior when you exercise peremptory challenges?
Jury Deselection By Hon. Ron Spears August 2005 Column, Page 420 You don't pick who serves on your jury – you pick who doesn't.
Giving Jurors What They Want By Hon. Ron Spears May 2005 Column, Page 260 Jurors want to do a good job. Let's help them.
Tee Ball and Trial Advocacy By Hon. Ron Spears February 2005 Column, Page 92 All you really need to know about trial practice you learned in tee ball.
Larry the Lizard’s Near-Death Experience By Hon. Ron Spears November 2004 Column, Page 600 The search for justice yields a solution worthy of Solomon.