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Illinois Bar Journal
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Ready to Lead? Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section Council By Umberto S. Davi October 2014 Column, Page 464 Looking for a chance to lead? To grow? To make a difference in the Illinois State Bar Association and the legal profession? Then consider nominating yourself for one of our many section councils and committees for 2015-16.
ISBA’s Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute By Richard D. Felice September 2014 Column, Page 416 Great practice-oriented programming is coming to a venue near you.
Member Service in Two Great Spaces By Richard D. Felice August 2014 Column, Page 364 The ISBA's Springfield and Chicago offices are worth a fresh look.
The Year Ahead By Richard D. Felice July 2014 Column, Page 312 The plans and priorities of ISBA's new president.
The Year in Review By Paula H. Holderman June 2014 Column, Page 264 A look at the projects, programs, and many accomplishments that made up the 2013-14 bar year.
The Leadership Journey By Paula H. Holderman May 2014 Column, Page 212 Reflections on an exhilarating, exhausting year.
Adapting to the New Legal Marketplace By Paula H. Holderman April 2014 Column, Page 160 Sharper competition is challenging law firms, law schools, and bar associations.
Low-Tech Is Not an Option By Paula H. Holderman March 2014 Column, Page 112 Lawyers must get comfortable with practice-related technology or risk losing business and running afoul of ethics rules.
Building the ISBA of the Future By Paula H. Holderman February 2014 Column, Page 60 The heat of forward motion is making February a warm month at ISBA.
Travels with the ISBA Umbrella By Paula H. Holderman January 2014 Column, Page 8 Large bar, small bar - we all need each other.
Season’s Greetings By Paula H. Holderman December 2013 Column, Page 604 Happy Holidays from the ISBA.
Welcome to the Profession By Paula H. Holderman November 2013 Column, Page 552 Real law careers begin with the ISBA.
We’ve Come a Long Way, But We’re Not There Yet By Paula H. Holderman October 2013 Column, Page 496 Though women lawyers have come a long way, there's unfinished business.
30 Female Blackstones By Paula H. Holderman September 2013 Column, Page 444 In August 1893, 30 female lawyers met in Chicago. A recent event remembered them.
ISBA’s New Lawyer Task Force By Paula H. Holderman August 2013 Column, Page 384 The challenges of young practitioners take center stage.
The Race for Relevancy By Paula H. Holderman July 2013 Column, Page 328 ISBA is taking steps to increase its value to Illinois lawyers.
Thanks for the Memories! By John E. Thies June 2013 Column, Page 276 ISBA held a successful Lawyers Feeding Illinois campaign and did much more this busy bar year.
Lawyers Feeding Illinois Exceeds Million-Meal Goal By John E. Thies May 2013 Column, Page 220 The project provided more that 1.2 million meals to hungry Illinoisans.
It’s Time for Serious Legal Education Reform By John E. Thies April 2013 Column, Page 168 High law-school debt hurts the profession and the public.
The ISBA and Issues of the Day By John E. Thies March 2013 Column, Page 116 The ISBA has always addressed the most important legal issues.
ISBA Programs and Projects: Looking Ahead, Looking Back By John E. Thies February 2013 Column, Page 64 The Bar Leadership Conference and Lawyers Feeding Illinois are coming up, and the ISBA Midyear Meeting was a success.
The Battle Against Non-Lawyer Involvement in Legal Practice By John E. Thies January 2013 Column, Page 8 How ISBA is fighting efforts to allow non-lawyer ownership.
Holiday Greetings By John E. Thies December 2012 Column, Page 624 Holiday Greetings from John, Terry, Katie and Caroline Thies
Why Adequate Court Funding Continues to be an ISBA Priority By John E. Thies November 2012 Column, Page 572 Bar associations and the lawyers they serve must promote adequate funding.
The Value of Our Senior Lawyers By John E. Thies October 2012 Column, Page 512 The ISBA tips its hat to its fastest growing demographic.
The Case for Reform of Illinois Judicial Disqualification Standards By John E. Thies September 2012 Column, Page 456 It's time we implemented commonsense, fair rules on recusal.
The Bar’s Role in Legal Education Reform By John E. Thies August 2012 Column, Page 396 Lawyers must have a voice in the reform discussion.
It’s All About Meeting Legal Needs By John E. Thies July 2012 Column, Page 344 ISBA's new president previews his year.
And in the End… By John G. Locallo June 2012 Column, Page 284 A one-sentence lyric from the Beatles sums up a 12-month journey at the helm of the ISBA.
What the Illinois Bar Foundation Means to Me By John G. Locallo May 2012 Column, Page 232 Joining the ISBA's charitable arm lets you give back to the profession, help those who need it, and have fun in the process.