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Section Newsletter Articles on Senior Lawyers

Interview with a happily practicing senior lawyer By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, June 2014 Read about Loren S. Golden and the reasons he continues to practice law.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr., Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, Don Mateer, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, June 2014 This is the latest of what has become a regular column in the ISBA Senior Lawyer Section Council newsletter. Hopefully you will take a turn in contributing a section on your own “Best Practices” or problems you have in using technology. Please let us know what you need. Applications (“Apps”)
Will we let our attorneys … go gentle into that good night …? By Lawrence Scanlon Senior Lawyers, June 2014 Learn more about the author's proposal for an Illinois Supreme Court-sanctioned ceremony for retiring attorneys.
ARDC thoughts By John R. Cesario Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A look at trends regarding aging in the legal profession, and things senior lawyers should do to prepare for a sudden illness or disability.
Chair’s column: Technology really is for seniors! By John T. Phipps Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A message from Section Chair John T. Phipps.
Everything a senior counselor needs to know (or should know) about blogs By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A discussion of what a blog is, why they exist, and why we should even care.
How and why you should join the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A step-by-step guide to signing up for the ISBA's Senior Lawyers Discussion Group.
Technology for seniors By Hon.. Edward J. Schoebaum, Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, February 2014 The latest installment of this regular column.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, Don Mateer, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, October 2013 The latest installment of this regular column, and the registration form for our October 18th program, "Computer Basics for Senior Lawyers."
Computer basics for seniors By Don Mateer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 Know a senior lawyer who would like to know more about using a computer? Tell them about this special workshop, to take place on October 18, 2013!
That was then, this is now By Robert K. Downs Senior Lawyers, June 2013 Are the good old days long gone? Or are they now and still available to be enjoyed?
Everything you could ever want to know about “QR Codes”—whatever they are By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2013 What a QR Code is, why you need one, and how you can even create your own.
Mediation for senior lawyers By Patrick J. Hitpas Senior Lawyers, February 2013 Even if you have done well without mediation in your practice, you may want to use mediation as a resource as you continue your legal career. You may find that mediation helps to make your practice even more successful and enjoyable.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Frank V. Ariano, and Loren S. Golden Senior Lawyers, February 2013 This is the third installment of what hopefully will become a regular column in this newsletter.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, October 2012 This is the second of what we hope will become a regular column in the ISBA Senior Lawyer Section Council newsletter.
Boo hoo! Nothing to do! By Earle Malkin Senior Lawyers, June 2012 Some thoughts on what makes a successful retirement.
Keys to active longevity By Joseph N. DuCanto Senior Lawyers, June 2012 Formulated after years of experience and consideration, the author shares his list of what may have contributed to his long life.
Starting somewhere By Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, June 2012 Some guidance for attorneys who haven't yet used an iPad. 
Technology for seniors By Frank V. Ariano and Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Senior Lawyers, June 2012 The first in what may be a regular column in this newsletter.
Act III By Loren S. Golden Senior Lawyers, February 2012 So, you are entering the last stage of your professional life. This is Act Ill. Before you take the stage in Act III, please read these thoughts from author Loren Golden.
Musings of an old country lawyer By John H. Maville Senior Lawyers, February 2012 Some thoughts from author and newsletter editor John Maville.
American Bar Association Senior Lawyer Division By Edward J. Schoenbaum Senior Lawyers, June 2011 Like the ISBA, the ABA offers benefits specifically designed for the senior lawyer.
Chairman’s letter By John J. Horeled Senior Lawyers, June 2011 An introduction to the issue from Chair John Horeled.
Law firm succession/Exit strategies: Practice continuation arrangements By John W. Olmstead Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2011 Lawyers must invest time and effort to find suitable successors for their firms and to create useful, equitable, practice continuation agreements.
Musings of an old country lawyer By John H. Maville Senior Lawyers, June 2011 A few ideas to help ease into retirement.
Protecting the assets of a retiring attorney By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2011 A few observations and suggestions for any attorney contemplating retirement and supplementing a retirement income with a business venture.
Senior lawyers at the Bar By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, June 2011 A review of the benefits of ISBA membership.
Seniors, don’t sell your law practice. Have fun! By John W. Damisch Senior Lawyers, June 2011 A few reasons you should consider keeping your practice.
Real estate tax exemptions for senior citizens By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, March 2008 In Cook County, senior citizens can take advantage of two important residential real estate tax exemptions: the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption and the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption.
Senior Lawyers and CLE Programs Senior Lawyers, March 2008 From the great minds of seasoned lawyers, the Senior Lawyers Section Council has been brainstorming on pertinent topics for the aging lawyer for the CLE department.