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From the Chair By Claire A. Manning Women and the Law, January 2007 The past several months have been busy ones for the ISBA and for the Standing Committee on Women and the Law—and, more generally, for the celebration of women in the practice of law and women in the judiciary.
Message from the Chair By Scott C. Colky Family Law, January 2007 Out of state CLEs, fun and learning in the sun!
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, January 2007 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
From the Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2006 As we see more and more consolidation in the software industry, we again need to ask ourselves is there a place for simple programs that may only do one thing?
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, November 2006 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Chair’s Column By Hon. Barbara Crowder Bench and Bar, October 2006 When a lawyer is chosen to become a judge, whether the choice was made by the voters after an election or by appointment from other judges, the new judge swears to uphold the laws of the State of Illinois and the Constitution.
Chair’s Column: Neither fish nor fowl By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2006 If you have served as a prosecutor or defense attorney for any appreciable period of time you develop and inherent “sense” of what the law is in a particular topic area.
From the Chair By Nerino J. Petro Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, October 2006 A message from Committee Chair Nerino Petro.  
From the Chair By Claire A. Manning Women and the Law, October 2006 It is with honor and pleasure that I assume the position as Chair of the standing committee on Women & the Law.
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, September 2006 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, August 2006 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Chair’s column By Shannon M. Shepherd International and Immigration Law, July 2006 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Welcome note from the 2006-2007 Chair By Mary Nicolau State and Local Taxation, July 2006 I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mary Nicolau and I am the 2006-2007 Chair of the ISBA’s State and Local Taxation Section.
Chair’s column By David N. Schaffer Family Law, April 2006 Please again be reminded to send in your suggestions for our “songs for the divorce practitioner” issue.
From the Chair By David Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2006 With all apologies to Aldous Huxley, the brave new world is in the courtroom. More than ever before, technology is being accepted more in the everyday operations of the courtroom.
From the Chair By Dennis J. Beninato Young Lawyers Division, December 2005 I hope this second edition of our 2005-2006 YLD newsletter finds you well.
Chair’s column By Dawn R. Hallsten General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2005 Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures, fall is officially here and we completed the highly successful first Solo and Small Firm Conference on October 7th-9th.
The Chair’s page: The Great Depression By Dixie Lee Peterson Child Law, November 2005 No, I am not referring to 1929. I am referring to what currently is occurring in the legal profession. While most attorneys feel good about being a lawyer, all recognize increasing pressures in recent years, which pressures they expect to continue into the future.
From the Chair By Dennis J. Beninato Young Lawyers Division, October 2005 2005-2006 promises to be a busy and productive year for the members of the ISBA Young Lawyers Division Council.
Voice of the Chair By Vickie Gillio Administrative Law, October 2005 I am pleased that, in my first “Voice of the Chair” publication, I can direct your attention to an event that the Administrative Law Section is co-sponsoring.
Letter from the chair By Meredith E. Ritchie Women and the Law, September 2005 In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I think we have all realized how important our volunteer efforts are-and the potential we possess to aid those in need.
Message from the Chair: Let the debate continue By Robert E. Wells Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2005 This Section Council looks forward to a healthy dialogue regarding the "best" style of mediation. Hopefully, the "debate" of this topic will expand our understanding of the dynamics of mediation and enhance our abilities and capabilities.
From the Chair By Phillip B. Lenzini Human Rights, March 2005 I am happy to introduce you to the third issue of this year's newsletter, newly renamed to "Human Rights" for our Section.
From the Chair By Phillip B. Lenzini Human Rights, October 2004 Following my immediate predecessor, Richard Hutchison's practice, I wanted to lead off this issue with a column from my perspective as Chairman of the Section Council.
Chair’s column By Jessica T. Depinto International and Immigration Law, June 2004 As my term concludes, I reflect on the past year with pride on the programs that we initiated and offered to members of the International and Immigration Law Section as well as to other section members with whom we partnered.
Chairperson’s corner By Michele M. Jochner General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, May 2004 Welcome to the eleventh issue of the General Practice newsletter for the 2003-2004 bar year.
From the chair By Richard L. Hutchison Human Rights, May 2004 Basic human rights are at stake daily world wide and in our own backyard. The basic constitutional rights that we hold so dear likewise are under severe challenge in our country.
Notes from the Chair By Jeffrey D. Richardson Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2004 The Section Council met in February in Springfield and decided to appoint a Council member to serve as Section Liaison to act as the point person for Section members to contact the Section Council concerning any matter that may be important to the member.
Chairman’s column By Shari R. Rhode Federal Civil Practice, March 2004 The decisions of the courts, especially in the employment area, have been many. So many in fact that a single issue of the newsletter could not be large enough to bring them to you.
Section Chairman’s comments By Bruce L. Bonds Workers' Compensation Law, March 2004 Chairman Dennis Ruth has just completed his first year as Chairman of the Illinois Industrial Commission.