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Newsletter articles from 2014

16th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party February 2014 A big thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
The 2014 Young Lawyer of the Year and Public Service Awards February 2014 Know someone who does great work? Nominate them now for one of these two prestigious ISBA awards!
7th Annual YLD Bean Bag Tournament March 8 February 2014 Save the date for this fun annual fundraiser!
Advice from the bench By Christina Noel Malecki June 2014 Some tips and advice from current judges from different counties throughout the State of Illinois to help newly admitted attorneys prepare for their courtroom appearances.
Career development and job security: Making yourself an asset to your firm as a new lawyer By Lisa M. Giese April 2014 Some suggestions on how to distinguish yourself from the masses and advance your legal career.
Differentiating yourself in the legal marketplace: An alternative to “traditional” law school courses By Stephanie Tang June 2014 The University of Illinois College of Law introduced its “Fundamentals of Legal Practice” Program earlier this year to supplement the traditional legal courses students took in an effort to help them understand the issues important to hiring attorneys.
Estate planning of the rich and famous By Timothy Rtchey February 2014 A reminder that even young attorneys should have their estate planning documents in place.
Ethical considerations to run for judge By Jennifer A. Haase February 2014 A look at the process of running for election.
Five things I wish I’d known as a first-year law student By Maria K. Sarantakis February 2014 Some tips for law students.
From the Chair By Jean A. Kenol June 2014 A final message from Outgoing Chair Jean Kenol.
From the Chair By Jean A. Kenol April 2014 As I write this article and reflect on this YLD year, I am so proud or what we have been able to accomplish so far and amazed at how quickly it is winding down. Last month we concluded our final installment of our Professional Development Series. We had three distinguished speakers discussing their journey of taking a non-traditional path in their legal careers.
From the Chair By Jean A. Kenol February 2014 A message from YLD Chair Jean Kenol.
Getting your financial house in order: Five financial tips for new lawyers By Priscilla Singer April 2014 The author recommends ways for new lawyers to manage debt and make the transition into the working world.
Interview with Arden K. Miner, President and Chief Executive Officer of ATG LegalServe By Kathy H. Xie February 2014 Learn more about Ms. Miner and the journey that has led her to her current position.
Knowing your judge – Behind the black robe By Bradford L. Bennett April 2014 Becoming familiar with the specific courtroom procedure, the judge, and his or her staff is how young attorneys can become more effective and efficient in their practice.
The new emphasis on basis in estate planning By George L. Schoenbeck June 2014 Since the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in early 2013, the vast majority of well-structured estate plans balance estate tax considerations, where relevant, with long-term income tax minimization goals and a variety of other estate planning considerations.
Participate to grow your business By Joshua Herman June 2014 How becoming involved in a local bar association, the ISBA, or a community organization can help you successfully grow your business as a young lawyer.
Regulation of legal education set to undergo paradigm shift By Daniel Thies June 2014 Various entities have called for reform regarding the way law school is funded, including most recently the ABA’s newly appointed Presidential Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education.
Resolutions for the new year By Ji Un Saw February 2014 The reasons you should make association involvement a high priority this year.
Why do I need an antenuptial (prenuptial) agreement? By Erin Wilson April 2014 The author provides a few scenarios where a prenuptial agreement may benefit you, and other situations where the law itself provides the necessary protection.
YLD 2014 Soirée a success By Deborah Lollis June 2014 Read about this unique fundraiser and our sponsors, who helped to make this event a resounding success.
YLD Bean Bag Tournament a fun success By Anthony A. Bruno April 2014 Thank you to everyone who helped make this event so successful!