Take Pride in Your ProfessionBy Tim EatonJune 2002Column, Page 280Justice Felix Frankfurter once said in receiving an award: "Gratitude is one of the least articulate emotions, especially when it is deep.
Emergency Preparedness Pointers for LawyersBy Paul SullivanMay 2002Column, Page 265Let's face it; sometimes you can't prevent fires, floods, violent attacks and the like from wreaking havoc in the workplace. But you can prepare for the worst.
Putting Family FirstBy Tim EatonMay 2002Column, Page 224Jane, Brian, Brent and Amanda; my wife and three children; my family. I have not mentioned them this year in my column.
You Can’t Take It with You (and You Can’t Sell It, Either)By Karen J. DilibertApril 2002Column, Page 213Given that Illinois sole practitioners can't sell their practices, how can they prepare for death or retirement? This article discusses the problem and outlines a few steps solos can take on behalf of clients and family.
125 Years of Making a DifferenceBy Tim EatonMarch 2002Column, Page 112Eighty-eight lawyers from 37 counties met in the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield on January 4, 1877, to formalize the beginning of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Write for Success in DiscoveryBy Maureen B. CollinsMarch 2002Column, Page 149Don't underestimate the importance of interrogatories and other forms of written discovery as a way to glean information that can strengthen your case.
Incivility: The Exception, Not the RuleBy Tim EatonJanuary 2002Column, Page 8A few years ago, as we finished closing arguments in a trial, my opposing counsel came over, shook my hand, and congratulated me on a job well done. I reciprocated with the same compliment.
Lawyers Give the Gift of Public ServiceBy Tim EatonNovember 2001Column, Page 562In August we lost a legend in our profession. William G. Clark was a lawyer, a former legislator and legislative leader, a former two-term attorney general and a justice and chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Clark's contributions to the legal profession and to all three branches of Illinois government are too numerous to mention.
Mandatory lawyer financial responsibility proposedBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2001LawPulse, Page 564A special ISBA committee is recommending that lawyers be required to maintain malpractice insurance or some other form of compensation for malpractice victims.
The Letterhead Name GameBy Karen J. DilibertOctober 2001Column, Page 545What's in that name on your firm's letterhead? Trouble, if you don't mind your ps and qs.
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Law FirmBy Karen J. DilibertJune 2001Column, Page 323Before you jump on the train, Jane, read about how tricky it can be to say farewell to your old firm and start or join a new one.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJune 2001Column, Page 282Knock-off alert for real estate contract; new Supreme Court Rule 99; time is money, and thus compensable; and more.