Publications

Articles From Timothy L. Bertschy

Personal Liability of an Executor or Trustee - Time for a Change

By Timothy L. Bertschy
March
2010
Article
Page 140
Illinois' common law too often makes estate and trust executors and trustees personally liable to third parties, the author argues.

The Power Behind the Robe: A Primer on Contempt Law

By Timothy L. Bertschy and Nathaniel E. Strickler
May
2009
Article
Page 246
The power of contempt is a confusing mix of civil and criminal law concepts overlaid with constitutional implications. Here's a review.

A Year of Challenge and Joy

By Timothy L. Bertschy
June
1999
Column
Page 296
As my term as ISBA president comes to a close, I reflect on a year of constant challenge and joy.

The Lawyer As Public Citizen

By Timothy L. Bertschy
May
1999
Column
Page 236
Lawyers have a unique heritage as public citizens.

A Level Field for Death Penalty Cases

By Timothy L. Bertschy
April
1999
Column
Page 184
When Illinois re-enacted the death penalty in 1977, the General Assembly and the criminal justice system made a legal and moral commitment to the people of Illinois that, if executions take place in their name, they would be done right.

Finding and Citing Law in the Information Age

By Timothy L. Bertschy
March
1999
Column
Page 124
One of the fundamental tasks of a lawyer is to find the law and communicate that authority to others.

Judges, the Gift Ban Act, and the Constitution

By Timothy L. Bertschy
February
1999
Column
Page 68
One of the more celebrated accomplishments of the Illinois General Assembly in 1998 was passage of ethics legislation imposing limits on gifts and contributions to state office holders and candidates for those offices.

LAP Needs Our Assistance Now

By Timothy L. Bertschy
January
1999
Column
Page 8
The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.

Season’s Greetings

By Timothy L. Bertschy
December
1998
Column
Page 656

Do We Speak for Our Profession?

By Timothy L. Bertschy
November
1998
Column
Page 588
I was recently asked to speak for our profession on a particular issue.

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