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Section Newsletter Articles on Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and Harland Sanders By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2011 Two Kentucky natives may be worth remembering this month, not so much for legal insight, but for the qualities of endurance and resilience they both represent.
Why I keep an eye on Lincoln By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, July 2009 Few historical figures are as enduring or iconic as Lincoln. And fewer still as legendary throughout the world. He has been described as “the indispensable American,” which might somewhat explain his appeal. But it does not explain all of it.
Lincoln’s life lessons By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, April 2009 The celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln allows us to rediscover the eloquent words and timeless wisdom of our country’s most admired president.
Editor’s column: Being a lawyer means something By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2009 Lincoln-the-Lawyer is still the model for Illinois lawyers to aspire to. Lincoln is ranked as one of the U.S.’ best presidents, but his Illinois legal career is no less exceptional.
Lincoln … A license to practice and a legacy to remember By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2009 As we celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, we are reminded of his course-altering actions as President of a Civil War-ravaged nation.
Further notes for a law lecture By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, February 2009 Notes for a Law Lecture” were found by his White House secretaries after his death. It is unknown if Lincoln ever delivered the lecture, but the Notes have come to be a classic statement of practical advice for aspiring lawyers. Often quoted and reprinted, the Notes continue to be celebrated for their timeless relevance and sound message.
Chair’s Column: Lincoln’s thoughts still pertinent By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2009 As our Supreme Court considers new rules of professional conduct and rules governing retainer agreements, the remarks of Mr. Lincoln are worth repeating and are reproduced below for your consideration.
Lincoln … A license to practice and a legacy to remember By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, October 2008 With the February 2009 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth rapidly approaching, many celebrations will commemorate his remarkable life and his course-altering actions as President of a Civil War-ravaged nation.