The newsletter of the ISBA’s Young Lawyers Division
Browse articles by year: 2014 (30)
Newsletter articles from 2014
Advice from the bench
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.
‘Be yourself’ is lousy advice
We all play roles in life. The ability to know when to play a role and what role to play is a skill that enhances any interview and work relationship
Challenges facing cognitively impaired lawyers and their co-workers
A look at the ethical guidelines presented by the ABA Model Rules and Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, the structure and standards of a legal malpractice claim, and a discussion of what other states have done to reduce exposure to malpractice risk.
From the Chair
A final message from Outgoing Chair Jean Kenol.
From the Chair
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.
Knowing your judge – Behind the black robe
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
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
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.
YLD 2014 Soirée a success
Read about this unique fundraiser and our sponsors, who helped to make this event a resounding success.