Preaching to the Choir on the Town Hall TrailBy Terrence J. LavinMay 2004Column, Page 234As your ISBA president, I have been traveling the state speaking to lawyers about the pleasures and the pitfalls of practicing law in Illinois.
Malpractice Wars Redux: The Same Old SongBy Terrence J. LavinApril 2004Column, Page 168The temporary custodian of the office of ISBA president never exactly knows what issues and challenges will surface during his/her year at the helm.
Brown v Board and the ISBA BoardBy Terrence J. LavinMarch 2004Column, Page 116Americans are great about celebrating anniversaries. We celebrate the anniversary of heroic or tragic national events.
On the Stump at the South Suburban BarBy Terrence J. LavinFebruary 2004Column, Page 60The life of your bar president is chockablock with speeches, bar meetings, award ceremonies, and dinner banquets.
Birth of a Career: The Class of 2003By Terrence J. LavinJanuary 2004Column, Page 8One of the plums of this position as the president of your Illinois State Bar Association is the opportunity to speak to newly admitted attorneys at the swearing-in ceremony conducted by the Illinois Supreme Court.
The Land Beyond I-80November 2003Column, Page 542I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. I was one of eight children.
A Few Good MentorsBy Terrence J. LavinAugust 2003Column, Page 372Behind every accomplished lawyer is a great mentor. I had Phil Corboy, who was mentored by Jim Dooley.
Membership and MentorshipBy Terrence J. LavinJuly 2003Column, Page 324As I embark on this wonderful journey as your president, I find myself constantly thinking about the people who helped me get to this lofty position.
Health Insurance for ISBA MembersBy Loren GoldenJune 2003Column, Page 272As I promised in one of my previous President's Pages, the ISBA, at my direction, was going to take a serious look at providing meaningful health insurance for our members.
The Virtual CourtroomBy Loren GoldenNovember 2002Column, Page 576Continuing on with my ongoing discussion regarding my theme of "Back to the Future," this President's Page will address the ISBA's efforts to make the lawyer's professional life more efficient, more cost effective, more profitable, more client friendly and, yes, more pleasurable.
Back to the FutureBy Loren GoldenSeptember 2002Column, Page 446One of my goals during my year as president is to determine whether the ISBA can present a meaningful, competitive health insurance program for our members.
Back to the FutureBy Loren GoldenJuly 2002Column, Page 336It is with not a little trepidation, humility, and excitement that I embark upon my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Take Pride in Your ProfessionBy Tim EatonJune 2002Column, Page 280Justice Felix Frankfurter once said in receiving an award: "Gratitude is one of the least articulate emotions, especially when it is deep.
Putting Family FirstBy Tim EatonMay 2002Column, Page 224Jane, Brian, Brent and Amanda; my wife and three children; my family. I have not mentioned them this year in my column.
125 Years of Making a DifferenceBy Tim EatonMarch 2002Column, Page 112Eighty-eight lawyers from 37 counties met in the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield on January 4, 1877, to formalize the beginning of the Illinois State Bar Association.
A Matter of TrustBy Tim EatonFebruary 2002Column, Page 60When I was growing up in Decatur, I had an image of lawyers that has shaped my view of our profession later in life.
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.