As Chair of the Senior Lawyers’ Section Council, I am very proud of the fact that we are publishing our fourth newsletter in just over a 12-month period.
A big thank you goes out to our editor, John Maville, members of the Section Council who have contributed articles and ideas, and to all Illinois and ISBA attorneys who have been reading and commenting on these newsletter articles.
It has been the goal of ISBA President John Locallo to emphasize the importance of technology in not only our practices, but in our daily lives. Therefore, one of the goals during . my term as Chair of this Section Council has been to take the fear out of some of the technology in our lives. It seems I am one of the hardest persons to convince, but it is getting easier.
We have tried to do this in several articles on technology in this and other newsletters and with CLE programs sponsored or co-sponsored by this Section Council.
Another goal has been to encourage Illinois attorneys who are 55 years of age or older, or who have been in practice for 25 years or more, to be a part of the Senior Lawyers’ Section of the ISBA at no section fee cost. These senior attorneys can now make an election to receive this newsletter electronically or in paper form.
The intent, of course, is to encourage senior attorneys to remain active in the ISBA, and to encourage non-ISBA members to join the ISBA and contribute their special skills and to enjoy the benefits of being a member of ISBA.
Finally, networking among senior attorneys is just getting off the ground. We hope to have in the very near future not only several live CLE programs where face-to-face networking is readily available, but the establishment of a listserve where online networking will be available. So, please stay tuned for some exciting things through the Senior Lawyers’ Section and the ISBA.
It has indeed been my pleasure serving as Chair of this developing Section and Council this ISBA year, and I strongly encourage all senior attorneys to take an active interest in this Section and its Council, because I think you will be very pleasantly surprised. ■