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From the chair By Richard L. Hutchison Human Rights, February 2004 A recent survey of ISBA members identified our publications and our CLE offerings as the top reasons members belong to our organization.
Chair’s column By Jessica T. DePinto International and Immigration Law, January 2004 As discussed in the September edition of The Globe, our section reaches out to area law schools with presentations focusing on career development tips and practice opportunities in international law.
Chair’s column By Adrienne W. Albrecht Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, January 2004 As I sit here at my computer preparing for the holiday, I am struck by how much technology has simultaneously enhanced and complicated our lives.
Chair’s column By Laura Kern Family Law, December 2003 If we speak, act and talk with pride of our profession, it follows that our actions with our clients will reflect we, as Family Law practitioners, have earned and deserve the respect of the public and the Bar.
From the Chair By Richard L. Hutchison Human Rights, December 2003 A message from Section Chair Dick Hutchison.
From the Chair By Bruce L. Bonds Workers' Compensation Law, December 2003 A message from Section Chair Bruce Bonds.
Message from the chair By Bruno J. Tassone Alternative Dispute Resolution, October 2003 As Chairperson, I feel challenged and excited with the many tasks before our ADR Section Council this year.
Chair’s column By Jessica T. DePinto International and Immigration Law, September 2003 This year President Lavin has asked the section councils to focus on mentoring their members and prospective members, providing quality educational programs and encouraging new members to join and participate in their sections.
From the chair By Richard L. Turner Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, August 2003 The subcommittee considering issues pertaining to updating courtroom technology is arranging a visit to the Federal District Court for the Northern Dist., Eastern Division, through the assistance and contacts provided committee member David Clark.
Letter from the chair By Kathryn J. Kennedy Employee Benefits, July 2003 As chair of the ISBA Employee Benefits Section Council's mentoring program, I'd like to update you on the success of the program's third year.
Chair’s Column By Hon. Michael Jordan Bench and Bar, June 2003 This column marks my last as chair of the section council. It has been my honor and pleasure to have served as chair
From the chair By Chuck Gunnarson Government Lawyers, May 2003 For my last column, I would like to provide you with advance notice of an upcoming continuing legal education (CLE) event, as well as to thank some hard-working members of the Committee on Government Lawyers.
From the chair By Richard L. Turner Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, February 2003 Digital dictation technology has, indeed, advanced significantly within the last five years. I am, in fact, dictating my column today on a digital portable dictation device: Sony's ICD-MS1 digital recorder, to be exact
From the Chair By Chuck Gunnarson Government Lawyers, February 2003 On December 11, 2002, the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) hosted a reception for government lawyers titled, "Pride in Our Profession: The ISBA Salutes Government Attorneys" in conjunction with the ISBA's Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago.
From the chair By Richard L. Turner Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, December 2002 A treat in my daily spam... Among the things that I look for in my daily dose of spam and usually inconsequential e-mail messages and listserv surplusage is the E-mail Case Digest that Adrienne Albrecht, Vice-Chair of COLT, faithfully puts together at least a couple of times a week, I believe.
From the chair By Chuck Gunnarson Government Lawyers, December 2002 Earlier this year, the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) invited government attorneys to respond to a brief survey concerning bar association membership issues.
Chair’s column By Angela Peters International and Immigration Law, June 2002 On April 25, 2002, the INS split into two divisions--one for enforcing U.S. laws against those who are illegally within our borders, and one for aliens who need protection under our laws.
Notes from the Chair Recap as the baton is passed By William L. Cleaver Elder Law, June 2002 In a recent article in the ABA Journal by Margaret Graham Tebo, Ms. Tebo states that the days of representing older clients by simply addressing estate-planning issues are past.
Notes from the chair By William L. Cleaver Elder Law, May 2002 One of the responsibilities of a section council is to receive, review, and comment on pending legislation.
The chairman’s column By Alan J. Toback Family Law, February 2002 Many of us lose sight of the fact that other jurisdictions are constantly rendering appellate court and supreme court decisions.
The chairman’s column By Alan J. Toback Family Law, November 2001 Well, another year is upon us. First and foremost, a grateful thank you for a fantastic job well done to our immediate past-chair, Julie Katz.
Reflections from a chair By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, November 2001 As immediate past chair of the Administrative Law Section Council, I am honored to recognize the extraordinary contributions of our newsletter editor and join in congratulating Paul Freehling for his 30th year as the section's one and only newsletter editor.
Notes from the chair By William L. Cleaver Elder Law, October 2001 As I write this article, I have just finished reading the last article written by my predecessor, Lee Beneze.
View from the chair By Gene A. Petersen Business Advice and Financial Planning, November 2000 Your section council has firmed up our meeting arrangements for the year. Our first meeting was held on September 16, 2000 in Urbana, Illinois.
From the outgoing chair By Arthur J. Inman Human Rights, June 2000 We joined the Criminal Justice Section Council in a program at the annual meeting dealing with privacy issues, especially but not exclusively as privacy is affected by technology.
Voice of the chair By Vickie Gillio Education Law, June 2000 As I pass the baton of leadership to Philip Milsk who has been appointed chair for this next year, I thought I'd take a few moments to reflect on the issues raised in my initial Voice of the Chair.
Notes from the chair By Constance B. Renzi Elder Law, March 2000 As I write these notes, I can hardly believe that the business year is more than half over.
Chair’s Column By Thomas D. Cavenagh Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 1999 It is an honor and a privilege to serve this year as the chair of the distinguished group of professionals serving as section council members and for the members of the Section at large.
Message from the chair By George E. Marifian Federal Taxation, November 1999 In the last issue, we commented on the flurry of tax proposals being debated in Congress before the Labor Day Recess.
A view from the chair: By Vickie Gillio Education Law, November 1999 When I first joined the ISBA, this council was called the School Law Section. It was often referenced as one of the more arcane areas of law, as contrasted to areas such as Family Law or Tort Law.