Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on President's Page

Government Lawyers and the ISBA By John G. O’Brien May 2010 Column, Page 228 Lawyer public servants explain why they belong.
Defense Lawyers - You Can’t Afford Not to Be ISBA Members By John G. O’Brien April 2010 Column, Page 172 If you're a civil defense lawyer, you owe it to yourself and your clients to belong.
The Many Money-Saving benefits of ISBA Membership By John G. O’Brien March 2010 Column, Page 120 No doubt about it - your dues investment has a very high return.
Helping Women in the Profession and Beyond By John G. O’Brien February 2010 Column, Page 64 A look at the work of ISBA's Committee on Women in the Law
ISBA Mutual - A Success Story for Illinois Lawyers By John G. O’Brien January 2010 Column, Page 8 Here's what sets this lawyer-owned insurance company apart.
Same Holiday Wishes, New Hope By John G. O’Brien December 2009 Column, Page 596 Hope survives a long and challenging year.
A Busy Year with More to Come from ISBA’s Young Lawyers By John G. O’Brien November 2009 Column, Page 544 With the bar year not half over, the ISBA YLD has been active on many fronts.
Our Season of Service: Meeting the Pro Bono Challenge By John G. O’Brien October 2009 Column, Page 488 Now more than ever is the time to give to the pro bono cause.
A Magical October Evening: the IBF Gala By John G. O’Brien September 2009 Column, Page 436 The Gala is a great time and a crucial source of funding for the Illinois Bar Foundation.
A Busy Autumn Lies Ahead By John G. O’Brien August 2009 Column, Page 384 A look at ISBA events coming this fall.
Now More than Ever By John G. O’Brien July 2009 Column, Page 328 Tough economic times make ISBA membership essential to your practice.
Reflections By Jack C. Carey June 2009 Column, Page 276 A look back at the presidential year.
Yule, Solstice, Sacaea -Saturnalia By Jack C. Carey December 2008 Column, Page 604 Man is the only animal with the true religion and he'll cut his neighbor's throat if his theology ain't straight."
Vote “No” on Con-Con By Jack C. Carey October 2008 Column, Page 492 Voters should reject the call for a constitutional convention.
Save the Date(s) and for Whom By Jack C. Carey September 2008 Column, Page 436 Mark your calendar for these ISBA events commemorating Lincoln's 200th birthday.
Take Care of Yourself By Jack C. Carey July 2008 Column, Page 332 An annual checkup can save your life.
A Busy Year Comes to an End By Joseph G. Bisceglia June 2008 Column, Page 276 A look at how the ISBA's important work advanced this year.
The “Lawyer” Who Shot Liberty Valance By Joseph G. Bisceglia May 2008 Column, Page 228 A lesson on the rule of law from the old West.
Professionalism and Civility in an Adversary System By Joseph G. Bisceglia April 2008 Column, Page 172  Incivility tarnishes our image and makes practice less rewarding.
Happy Birthday to Law Day and Mr. Lincoln By Joseph G. Bisceglia March 2008 Column, Page 116 The ISBA looks ahead to the Great Emancipator's 200th birthday.
Midterm Report By Joseph G. Bisceglia February 2008 Column, Page 64 Where we are with CLE, UPL and more.
ADR and the Image of Lawyers By Joseph G. Bisceglia January 2008 Column, Page 8 “Lawyer-peacemaker” is the right image for our profession.
It’s A (Wonderful) Lawyer’s Life By Joseph G. Bisceglia December 2007 Column, Page 620 Your community would be a poorer place without you. 
Remember to Give Back By Joseph G. Bisceglia November 2007 Column, Page 568 In a season of plenty, don't forget the less fortunate. Here are ways lawyers can help.
CSI, Judge Judy and Civic Education By Joseph G. Bisceglia October 2007 Column, Page 508 Public fascination with the justice system gives lawyers an opening to teach lay people about the law.
Judicial Evaluation -De Facto Merit Selection? By Joseph G. Bisceglia September 2007 Column, Page 452 By educating voters, bar groups can counter special interests.
Bar Service: You Get More than You Give By Joseph G. Bisceglia August 2007 Column, Page 396 Renew the idealism that inspired you to become a lawyer.
Thoughts for the Year Ahead By Joseph G. Bisceglia July 2007 Column, Page 340 The coming year will feature initiatives on lawyers' image, diversity, and judicial independence.
Merci, et Au Revoir By Irene F. Bahr June 2007 Column, Page 284 President Bahr reviews her year at the helm.
A Day for Justice By Irene F. Bahr May 2007 Column, Page 228 Raising awareness about judicial independence is more important than ever.