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If Not Now, When? By Robert K. Downs January 2006 Column, Page 8 ISBA faces the challenge of implementing a bold new image advertising campaign and CLE on a grand scale. 
We have met the Enemy By Robert K. Downs August 2005 Column, Page 380  Lawyers should join the front ranks in the battle to improve the justice system.
The Year Ahead By Robert K. Downs July 2005 Column, Page 328 The new ISBA president outlines his plans for the coming year.
Accomplishments, Challenges, and Opportunities By Ole Bly Pace, III June 2005 Column, Page 272 A reflection on the bar year.an for it.
Preparing to Meet the Future By Ole Bly Pace, III May 2005 Column, Page 224 We don't alter the future, but we can plan for it
Highlights of the 2004 ISBA Law Firm Economic Benchmarking Survey By Virginia Grant December 2004 Article, Page 624 How well are ISBA lawyers doing economically? Our recent economic survey provides answers to this and other questions.
The 2004 Allerton House Conference: Balancing Economy, Efficiency, and Fairness By Jeffrey A. Parness November 2004 Article, Page 590 This year's conference addressed court funding, litigation expenses, settlement talks, and more.
2004 Spring Session Roundup By Jim Covington August 2004 Column, Page 402 A look at selected legislation passed in 2004 and awaiting the Governor's signature.
Pilot Associate Member Program for Councils, Committees By Ole Bly Pace, III August 2004 Column, Page 388 I've been known to (repeatedly) say that we are part of a noble profession.
Making a Life and a Living in the Law By Ole Bly Pace, III July 2004 Column, Page 332 As my brief stewardship of this office begins, you may be wondering what the guy with the odd name will be doing, and why.
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.
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. 
The Land Beyond I-80 November 2003 Column, Page 542 I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. I was one of eight children.
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.
MJP: it’s not just a large-firm issue By Helen W. Gunnarsson September 2003 Lawpulse, Page 430 Do any of your clients winter in Florida? Do you do legal work with your laptop and cell phone while on vacation out of state? Find out what ISBA has done to promote clearer rules defining the dos and don'ts of multijurisdictional practice.
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.
Health Insurance for ISBA Members By Loren Golden June 2003 Column, Page 272 As I promised in one of my previous President's Pages, the ISBA, at my direction, was going to take a serious look at providing meaningful health insurance for our members.
The Perniciousness of Racism By Loren Golden April 2003 Column, Page 160 I am white. I am concerned about the perniciousness of racism. 
Support group By Helen W. Gunnarsson April 2003 Lawpulse, Page 162 Members of an ISBA electronic discussion group offer pointers about how to squeeze child support out of an unemployed and unwilling parent.
Ad Campaign Promotes Value of ISBA Lawyers By Loren Golden February 2003 Column, Page 56 I'm reminded of the story of the little boy, Tommy, who was 12 years old and hadn't spoken a word since birth.
Rule 23 proposals headed soon to the supreme court By Helen W. Gunnarsson January 2003 Lawpulse, Page 8 An ISBA committee prepares to forward proposals to the Illinois Supreme Court for changing the rule that governs unpublished opinions.
What’s the Measure of Judicial Excellence? By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier, Hon. Morton Denlow, Alfred M. Swanson, Jr., Celia G. Gamrath, Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, and Michele M. Jochner October 2002 Article, Page 516 What separates a merely competent judge from an excellent one? Here's a review of the qualities.
125 Years of Making a Difference By Tim Eaton March 2002 Column, Page 112 Eighty-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.
Joint ISBA-CBA mandatory CLE proposal likely By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 The ISBA and CBA gear up to submit a joint mandatory CLE proposal to the supreme court.
Lawyers Give the Gift of Public Service By Tim Eaton November 2001 Column, Page 562 In 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 proposed By Helen W. Gunnarsson November 2001 Lawpulse, Page 564 A special ISBA committee is recommending that lawyers be required to maintain malpractice insurance or some other form of compensation for malpractice victims.
A (Former) Young Lawyer Remembers By Tim Eaton October 2001 Column, Page 508 Recently I attended the Decatur Bar Association corn roast at Rex Brown's home in Decatur. 
Thank You, Senior Counselors By Tim Eaton September 2001 Column, Page 448 On July 12th, the ISBA honored its 50-year members as senior counselors during a luncheon at The Standard Club.
A Preview of the Year Ahead By Tim Eaton August 2001 Column, Page 392 My theme this year; in the 125th year of the ISBA; is Take Pride in Your Profession