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Section Newsletter Articles on Career Advice

The importance of being able to sometimes say, “I don’t know” By Tania Richard Young Lawyers Division, October 2014 In a competitive field, admitting you don't have the answer can be perceived as a sign of weakness. But in reality, being honest and willing to find the answer is actually a sign of strength.
Career development and job security: Making yourself an asset to your firm as a new lawyer By Lisa M. Giese Young Lawyers Division, April 2014 Some suggestions on how to distinguish yourself from the masses and advance your legal career.
Good advice on being a lawyer—From someone else By Brion Doherty Young Lawyers Division, December 2013 The author passes along advice he's received from other people over the years.
Adding value to your firm By Bryan J. Wilson Young Lawyers Division, June 2013 Some suggestions to help you become an integral part of your firm.
More things you never learned in law school By Bradford L. Bennett Young Lawyers Division, April 2013 The following are some suggestions a new attorney may find helpful that are not unique to any particular area of law, but those that the author wishes he had known before starting his career.
Things judges love and things they don’t about lawyers By Hon. Robert J. Anderson Family Law, March 2013 A judge's perspective on the things lawyers do well and maybe not quite as well.
Things judges love and things they don’t about lawyers By Hon. Robert J. Anderson Trusts and Estates, March 2013 A judge's perspective on the things lawyers do well and maybe not quite as well.
Navigating a case assigned to the municipal department By Amy Kelly Young Lawyers Division, August 2012 A general outline of the procedures regarding municipal cases in the First Municipal District in which a jury demand has been filed.
Reflections of President John E. Thies By John E. Thies Young Lawyers Division, August 2012 A message from ISBA President John E. Thies to the members of the YLD.
Tips for new associates By Erin Wilson Young Lawyers Division, June 2012 A few guidelines for those just starting out.
Pay it forward By Meghan O’Brien Young Lawyers Division, February 2012 Pay it forward. Do something good for someone now, and in the future, when you need assistance, someone will help you.
Mother, wife, lawyer: A balancing act By Ashley Kwasneski Young Lawyers Division, December 2010 Juggling the demands of parenthood with a successful career.
Surviving in the legal practice By Sonia Munoz Gallagher Young Lawyers Division, December 2010 Six rules to help you be a better and more productive lawyer.
The many benefits of attending CLE seminars By Debra Liss Thomas Young Lawyers Division, October 2010 The ISBA offers programs that cater to every interest and area of law. Click here to see the reasons you should attend, and then check the schedule to see what's coming up.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 A focus on Laurel A. Hajek, Assistant Dean for Career Services at the John Marshall Law School.
Words of Wisdom By Rebecca E. Cahan Young Lawyers Division, June 2010 Three experienced lawyers reflect on their own career journeys and offer their insight.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, February 2010 In this issue we will focus on James Carey, Professor of Law, and Director of the Advocacy Center at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, October 2009 Learn more about Ruta Stropa, Director of the Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development Office of the Illinois Attorney General.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, April 2009 Learn more about Margaret C. Benson, and her career as Executive Director of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Anna P. Krolikowska Young Lawyers Division, February 2009 In this issue we will focus on Nelly Aguilar, Executive Director and Founder of the Special Education Advocacy Clinic at DePaul University College of Law.
Help wanted? Practical advice for landing a job By Robert Fink Young Lawyers Division, December 2008 Some DOs and DONT’s when applying for an associate position with a law firm based.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2008 In our last issue, we got to know the Trial Attorney Lisa P. of the Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This issue, we will focus on Julienne Grant, Reference Librarian/Foreign and International Research Specialist at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library.
Five top financial tips for young attorneys By Randall Edgar General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2008 Although any young professional should appreciate sound financial advice, I have written this article to be primarily directed to young attorneys who will face slightly different problems than young business professionals or individuals in other professions.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, August 2008   In our last issue, we got to know the Program Director of P.A.D.S. Overnight Emergency Shelter, Jason Holmes. This issue, we will focus on Lisa P., Trial Attorney with the Department of Homeland Security—Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, June 2008 In our last issue, we got to know NIU’s Director of Career Opportunities and Development and Adjunct Faculty Member, Greg Anderson.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, April 2008 In our last issue, we got to know Illinois General Assembly Representative Franco Coladipietro. This issue, we will focus on NIU’s Greg Anderson.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, February 2008 In our last issue, we got to know Jason Bagley, Thomson-West Sales Representative. This issue, we will focus on Franco Coladipietro.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, December 2007 In our last issue, we got to know LuAnn Humphrey, Associate Director of Enforcement for the NCAA. This issue, we will focus on Jason Bagley.
The top 10 things they did not teach me in law school By Dennis A. Norden Family Law, October 2007 Upon starting the actual practice of our profession, nearly every attorney begins to realize how little he or she knows.
What can I be with a J.D.? By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2007 In our last issue, we got to know Assistant Attorney General, Nancy Tikalsky. This issue, we will focus on LuAnn Humphrey.