The newsletter of the ISBA’s Young Lawyers Division
Browse articles by year: 2013 (42)
Newsletter articles from 2012
A message from YLD Chair Heather Fritsch.
Just be normal
Lawyers have a certain language which benefits our trade and can alienate others. But once outside of your professional life, the author advises you should make an effort to to step out of your lawyer shoes and converse like a “normal person” in your day-to-day interactions.
The military, veterans, and the law: A primer for young lawyers
With full withdrawal of the United States military combat forces from Iraq completed in 2011 and anticipated withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014 fast approaching, young lawyers can expect to encounter military-related legal issues increasingly over the next several years, if not decades, as service members return home and reintegrate into their communities.
Pay it forward
Pay it forward. Do something good for someone now, and in the future, when you need assistance, someone will help you.
Professional Development Series
Learn more about the YLD's new series of luncheons created to help law students and young lawyers advance their careers.
Silence is the new Golden Rule
Under the recent change to Rule 1.6 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, without informed consent an attorney may not disclose ANY information regarding a case or representation, even if that information is of public record.
Small law, big plans
A new solo practitioner explores the woes and wows of making it work in the working world.