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Newsletter articles from 2010

12th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party February 2010 The Young Lawyers’ Division expresses its sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our friends and supporters who on December 4, 2009 supported and attended the 12th Annual Holiday Party at the Cubby Bear Lounge.
2010 Lincoln Award winners announced February 2010 Congratulations are in order!
2010 Young Lawyers of the Year named June 2010 Gina DeBoni of Chicago and Diana M. Law of Aurora are the 2010 ISBA Young Lawyers of the Year Award recipients.
3rd Annual YLD Day at the Races August 2010 Sign up for this annual event and join other YLD members for a good time and to support a good cause.
Cultural fit: One key to a young attorney’s happiness By Bryan J. Johnson June 2010 When interviewing for a job, be sure to focus on the firm’s culture and determine if and how well you would fit in.
Daley Center 101 By Amy Kelly October 2010 A quick and helpful guide to navigating the Daley Center in Chicago.
Efficient and effective Internet research for young lawyers By Jennifer Walsh Hammer August 2010 A helpful guide to doing your best research.
Five reasons to start networking and joining bar associations right away By Debra Liss Thomas December 2010 It's easy to become a member of local associations—here are a few reasons you should.
The Freedom of Information Act: A useful resource for attorneys By George L. Schoenbeck October 2010 Author George Schoenbeck shares his experiences as both a Freedom of Information Officer and as an attorney using the Freedom of Information Act to represent private parties.
From the Chair By Robert Fink August 2010 An overview of the 2010-2011 YLD bar year, from Chair Robert Fink.
Grobelski named 2010 ISBA Law Student Division’s Public Service Award winner June 2010 Jennifer Grobelski is the 2010 Law Student Division's Public Service Award winner.
How to stand out in an up-and-coming market By Jane H. Kim June 2010 Some tips to help young lawyers identify and convey their unique professional value in an up-and-coming market.
How to survive your first trip to federal court By Marron Mahoney October 2010 Your first time in federal court can be daunting... here are a few tips to make your experience more successful.
Interview with a former YLD Chair: Meredith Ritchie By Marron Mahoney February 2010 On a day just like any other, when boarding the bus to make her usual morning commute to the Chicago loop in 1994, Meredith Ritchie, a graduate of DePaul College of Law in Chicago, was unaware that the path of her legal career was about to change.
Interview with Judge Katz By Erin Lamm April 2010 Learn more about the Honorable Nancy Katz, Associate Judge in the Domestic Relations Division in Chicago.
Interview with Mark D. Hassakis, President of the ISBA By Anna P. Krolikowska October 2010 Get to know a little bit more about the ISBA's President.
ISBA Law Student Division: Get in early, while the getting is good By Julie A. Neubauer August 2010 By joining the ISBA as a law student, you have the opportunity to take advantage of all the benefits Illinois' largest lawyers organization has to offer.
ISBA’s YLD 13th Annual Holiday Party at the Cubby Bear By Anna P. Krolikowska October 2010 Join us on December 3 to do good and have fun doing it!
Jumping in feet first By Katie Haskins Becker December 2010 There are many others who have made it through law school before you. Remembering this can be just enough motivation to get through those particularly overwhelming times.
Letter to young lawyers—Basic tips and presentation of evidence By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. August 2010 Judge E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. offers some words of wisdom to help new attorneys in their practice.
Litigating like a professional in federal court By Howard W. Anderson, III June 2010 The Standards for Professional Conduct Within the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit are completely different from the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Make sure you learn them and apply them to your practice.
The many benefits of attending CLE seminars By Debra Liss Thomas 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.
Mother, wife, lawyer: A balancing act By Ashley Kwasneski December 2010 Juggling the demands of parenthood with a successful career.
Navigating Illinois’ child support enforcement agencies By Christina M. Webb August 2010 An explanation of the three different agencies that share responsibility for the establishment of paternity and collection of child support in Illinois.
Notes from the Chair By Kelley A. Gandurski June 2010 A letter from outgoing Chair Kelley Gandurski.
Now what? By Kenya A. Jenkins-Wright April 2010 Some suggestions for making yourself invaluable during these uneasy economic times.
Online research tools By Cristen E. Meadows April 2010 Free legal research is available, and only a click away!
A quick guide on how to deal with a Medicare lien By Angelica W. Wawrzynek December 2010 Step-by-step instructions for successfully dealing with Medicare.
Report on ABA House of Delegates Mid-Year Meeting By Gina Arquilla DeBoni April 2010 Find out what took place at the meeting in February.
Report on ABA YLD Midyear Meeting By Tarek A. Fadel April 2010 The ABA Young Lawyers Division is the ABA’s largest entity with more than 147,000 members.