Incivility: The Exception, Not the RuleBy Tim EatonJanuary 2002Column, Page 8A few years ago, as we finished closing arguments in a trial, my opposing counsel came over, shook my hand, and congratulated me on a job well done. I reciprocated with the same compliment.
The Season for GivingBy Tim EatonDecember 2001Column, Page 618Tis the Season for giving and lawyers will once again give generously of both their time and money to worthwhile causes. We have a proud tradition of responding to the spirit of this season.
Lawyers Give the Gift of Public ServiceBy Tim EatonNovember 2001Column, Page 562In 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.
Thank You, Senior CounselorsBy Tim EatonSeptember 2001Column, Page 448On July 12th, the ISBA honored its 50-year members as senior counselors during a luncheon at The Standard Club.
A Preview of the Year AheadBy Tim EatonAugust 2001Column, Page 392My theme this year; in the 125th year of the ISBA; is Take Pride in Your Profession.
The Fight Against UPL ContinuesBy Tim EatonJuly 2001Column, Page 336Traditionally, 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 AccountingBy Herb FranksJune 2001Column, Page 280The end of the year is a time for an accounting ; what happened that is good, what happened that is not so good.
A President's YearBy Herb FranksMay 2001Column, Page 224If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
The ISBA Needs YouBy Herb FranksJanuary 2001Column, Page 8The 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.
Seasons Greetings:By Herb FranksDecember 2000Column, Page 680There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes this way alone
All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own—Anon.
UPL Task Force Moves AheadBy Herb FranksOctober 2000Column, Page 556I began my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association by saying I would start no new programs.
Correspondence from Our ReadersBy Herb FranksJuly 2000Column, Page 374I am writing my first column as president of the Illinois State Bar Association. As I promised at the ISBA Annual Meeting, there are no new programs.
It's A Wonderful LifeBy Cheryl NiroJune 2000Column, Page 304Every Christmas Eve I watch Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life while I finish wrapping gifts and preparing for the next day.
Healing: It Takes More Than a VillageBy Cheryl NiroMay 2000Column, Page 248Each time I reflect on our recent trip to Africa my first vision is of the little children we met in a tribal village in Zambia.
Another Look at the FutureBy Cheryl NiroApril 2000Column, Page 190Imagine sitting in a room filled with lawyers from across the nation and hearing that 99 percent of white-collar jobs that we know today will be gone or unrecognizable within the next 10 years.
Imposing Order on the Disorder of ExperienceBy Cheryl NiroAugust 1999Column, Page 400As I sit at my computer today facing a blank screen and the knowledge that my President's Page is now past due, I am suddenly conscious of the public focus on our profession these recent days.
Lawyers: Healers of ConflictBy Cheryl NiroJuly 1999Column, Page 347Many years ago I organized the statewide celebration of the Bicentennial of the U.S.
A Year of Challenge and JoyBy Timothy L. BertschyJune 1999Column, Page 296As my term as ISBA president comes to a close, I reflect on a year of constant challenge and joy.
A Level Field for Death Penalty CasesBy Timothy L. BertschyApril 1999Column, Page 184When Illinois re-enacted the death penalty in 1977, the General Assembly and the criminal justice system made a legal and moral commitment to the people of Illinois that, if executions take place in their name, they would be done right.
Judges, the Gift Ban Act, and the ConstitutionBy Timothy L. BertschyFebruary 1999Column, Page 68One of the more celebrated accomplishments of the Illinois General Assembly in 1998 was passage of ethics legislation imposing limits on gifts and contributions to state office holders and candidates for those offices.
LAP Needs Our Assistance NowBy Timothy L. BertschyJanuary 1999Column, Page 8The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.
Season's GreetingsBy Timothy L. BertschyDecember 1998Column, Page 656Season's GreetingsThe BertschysTim, Janet, Pierce and Lauren