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Illinois Bar Journal
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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.
Celebrating Women in the Profession By Irene F. Bahr April 2007 Column, Page 168 The third woman president of the ISBA celebrates the growing prominence of women lawyers
The Dream and the Dreamkeeper(s) By Irene F. Bahr March 2007 Column, Page 116 Lawyers stand at the gates to challenge tyranny and abuse of power.
Bread Upon the Waters By Irene F. Bahr February 2007 Column, Page 64 Recently initiated programs will serve ISBA lawyers for years to come.
A Second Season of Service - Master Attorneys By Irene F. Bahr December 2006 Column, Page 640 A special ISBA committee will help retired lawyers serve those who need counsel.
Judicial Independence: A Citizen’s Right By Irene F. Bahr November 2006 Column, Page 576 Judicial Independence: A Citizen's Right
The Vanishing Attorney/ Client Privilege By Irene F. Bahr October 2006 Column, Page 516 The ISBA must fight to protect this longstanding principle against federal encroachment.
Free Online Research from Fastcase By Irene F. Bahr September 2006 Column, Page 456 This exciting benefit more than repays your dues investment.
Investing in Your Future By Irene F. Bahr August 2006 Column, Page 396 What has ISBA done for you lately, you ask? Here's what.
Strength Through Diversity By Irene F. Bahr July 2006 Column, Page 336 We must strive to promote diversity in our legal system and our association.
Mission Accomplished (No, Really) By Robert K. Downs June 2006 Column, Page 276 A look at the year just ending and the challenges ahead.