Illinois Bar Journal
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The Fight Against UPL Continues By Tim Eaton July 2001 Column, Page 336 Traditionally, the inaugural President's Page is devoted to the new president's own programs for the coming year or to giving him or her an opportunity to share some personal insights or words of wisdom.
A Year-End Accounting By Herb Franks June 2001 Column, Page 280 The end of the year is a time for an accounting ; what happened that is good, what happened that is not so good.
Persistence Pays in the Fight Against UPL By Herb Franks April 2001 Column, Page 164 In the struggle between the stone and the water, in time, the water wins. -Chinese proverb      
The ISBA Needs You By Herb Franks January 2001 Column, Page 8 The president of any organization gets an overview of what is happening. This year we are losing two members of our Board of Governors who cannot run again because of age or term limitations.
UPL Task Force Moves Ahead By Herb Franks October 2000 Column, Page 556 I began my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association by saying I would start no new programs.
The Federal and Illinois Y2K Acts By James R. Covington October 1999 Column, Page 549 Whether Jan. 1, 2000, is apocalyptic or just another bump in the road, practitioners need to familiarize themselves with these two acts.
Healing and the Criminal Justice System By Cheryl Niro October 1999 Column, Page 512 I have had the opportunity to hear Attorney General Janet Reno speak several times in the past years.
A Year of Challenge and Joy By Timothy L. Bertschy June 1999 Column, Page 296 As my term as ISBA president comes to a close, I reflect on a year of constant challenge and joy.
Correspondence from Our Readers May 1999 Column, Page 234 Single-subject rule: falling on the sword of Damocles?
ISBA Will Honor Members Admitted to Bar for 50 Years May 1999 Column, Page 249 Association records indicate that the following members, most of whom were admitted to the bar in 1949.
Correspondence from Our Readers February 1999 Column, Page 66 ISBA and UPL
LAP Needs Our Assistance Now By Timothy L. Bertschy January 1999 Column, Page 8 The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.
Call for Nominations from the President-Elect November 1998 Column, Page 595 Bar service is an enjoyable and rewarding way to contribute to our profession and our association.
Do We Speak for Our Profession? By Timothy L. Bertschy November 1998 Column, Page 588 I was recently asked to speak for our profession on a particular issue.