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Illinois Bar Journal
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Seasons Greetings: By Herb Franks December 2000 Column, Page 680   There 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 Ahead By Herb Franks October 2000 Column, Page 556 I began my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association by saying I would start no new programs.
Correspondence from Our Readers By Herb Franks July 2000 Column, Page 374 I 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 Life By Cheryl Niro June 2000 Column, Page 304 Every 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 Village By Cheryl Niro May 2000 Column, Page 248 Each 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 Future By Cheryl Niro April 2000 Column, Page 190 Imagine 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.
A Letter to Our Children By Cheryl Niro January 2000 Column, Page 8 Around this time I set goals for the new year.
Happy Holidays from The Niro Family By Cheryl Niro December 1999 Column, Page 628 As we celebrate these very special holidays.
Healing Victims, Offenders and Communities: Restorative Justice By Cheryl Niro November 1999 Column, Page 568 One of the memories of my childhood is the day I had a fight with my best friend. Funny, I don't remember what caused the argument.
Healing and the Criminal Justice System By Cheryl Niro October 1999 Column, Page 512 I have had the opportunity to hear Attorney General Janet Reno speak several times in the past years.
Imposing Order on the Disorder of Experience By Cheryl Niro August 1999 Column, Page 400 As 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 Conflict By Cheryl Niro July 1999 Column, Page 347 Many years ago I organized the statewide celebration of the Bicentennial of the U.S.
A Year of Challenge and Joy By Timothy L. Bertschy June 1999 Column, Page 296 As my term as ISBA president comes to a close, I reflect on a year of constant challenge and joy.
The Lawyer As Public Citizen By Timothy L. Bertschy May 1999 Column, Page 236 Lawyers have a unique heritage as public citizens.
A Level Field for Death Penalty Cases By Timothy L. Bertschy April 1999 Column, Page 184 When 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.
Finding and Citing Law in the Information Age By Timothy L. Bertschy March 1999 Column, Page 124 One of the fundamental tasks of a lawyer is to find the law and communicate that authority to others.
Judges, the Gift Ban Act, and the Constitution By Timothy L. Bertschy February 1999 Column, Page 68 One 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 Now By Timothy L. Bertschy January 1999 Column, Page 8 The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.
Season’s Greetings By Timothy L. Bertschy December 1998 Column, Page 656 Season's Greetings The Bertschys  Tim, Janet, Pierce and Lauren
Do We Speak for Our Profession? By Timothy L. Bertschy November 1998 Column, Page 588 I was recently asked to speak for our profession on a particular issue.