Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From J. Steven Beckett

Honest Abe on Lawyer Honesty

By Guy Fraker & J. Steven Beckett
November
2017
Column
Page 48
When it came to "candor toward the tribunal," Honest Abe arguably failed to live up to his moniker if a legendary Lincoln story is true.

Are You a Lincoln Lawyer?

By Guy Fraker & J. Steven Beckett
August
2017
Column
Page 44
In his "Notes for a Law Lecture," Lincoln left a blueprint for good lawyering. His advice is echoed in case law and the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.

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