Author Index Ed Finkel

Matters of the Heart

By Ed Finkel
December
2022
Cover Story
, Page 16
In her nearly 40 years on the bench, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis has seen how compassion, rigorous thinking, and the rule of law can complement one another.

The Nonlawyer Ownership Issue

By Ed Finkel
November
2022
Cover Story
, Page 22
The ISBA took a leading role in securing the American Bar Association’s reaffirmation this August that nonlawyer ownership of law firms and fee sharing with nonlawyers are contrary to the core values of the legal profession.

Public Service and the ISBA

By Ed Finkel
October
2022
Cover Story
, Page 20
Of the many ways the ISBA serves the public, judicial evaluations, high school mock trial competitions, and providing the public with legal information tops them all. Of course, there is much, much more.

Ready for Launch!

By Ed Finkel
September
2022
Cover Story
, Page 20
The ISBA’s Solo and Small Firm Conference is back, in person, and stuffed with empowering information for taking your practice to the next level.

The “Just-Right” Conundrum

By Ed Finkel
August
2022
Cover Story
, Page 20
Reading the room when gender biases and stereotypes are in play.

The Bridge Builder

By Ed Finkel
July
2022
Cover Story
, Page 18
New ISBA President Rory T. Weiler looks for ways to invite, connect, and forge ahead.
1 comment (Most recent July 1, 2022)

ISBA Leans Into DEI

By Ed Finkel
June
2022
Cover Story
, Page 20
Diversity, equity, and inclusion consultants speak truth to the ISBA.

All About Sections

By Ed Finkel
May
2022
Cover Story
, Page 18
Looking for an ISBA section home? Check out some of the association’s newer ones.

Growing Cause for Concern?

By Ed Finkel
April
2022
Cover Story
, Page 18
Some assert that political divisiveness, social media, the pandemic, and Zoom fatigue have contributed to a decline in civility and professionalism during the past few years, undermining previous gains.

The Magic of Online Client Intake

By Ed Finkel
March
2022
Cover Story
, Page 24
From PDFs to cloud-based apps, the many ways to manage client data online.

Digital Forensics

By Ed Finkel
February
2022
Cover Story
, Page 18
How the rich amount of data on mobile devices is hiding in plain sight.

A Balanced Life

By Ed Finkel
January
2022
Cover Story
, Page 20
Over the course of one’s career, in reaction to life changes or simply because of burnout, what matters can change.

Acts of Microaggression

By Ed Finkel
December
2021
Cover Story
, Page 18
Learning from others as you keep your own internal microaggressor at bay.

26 Tech Tips for Saving Money, Time, and Sanity

By Ed Finkel
November
2021
Cover Story
, Page 20
26 great tech tips curated from members of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology.

Be Careful Out There

By Ed Finkel
October
2021
Cover Story
, Page 18
ISBA members share their experiences of receiving threats or feeling threatened and steps they have taken to protect themselves, their families, and staff.

Achieving Digital Mastery

By Ed Finkel
September
2021
Cover Story
, Page 22
Expert tips on videoconferencing, social media, and virtual office management from this year’s Solo & Small Firm Conference presenters.

Healthy, Happy Workplaces

By Ed Finkel
August
2021
Cover Story
, Page 22
Tips for hiring and keeping good employees and addressing the behaviors of problematic ones.

Always Ready to Go!

By Ed Finkel
July
2021
Cover Story
, Page 18
ISBA President Anna Krolikowska on her ambitious plans, motherhood, and “life-work” balance.
1 comment (Most recent July 2, 2021)

The Art of Negotiating Online

By Ed Finkel
June
2021
Cover Story
, Page 22
Veteran negotiator Marty Latz shares tips for negotiating online and how it’s different than negotiating face-to-face.

Will Big Reforms Lead to Better Justice?

By Ed Finkel
May
2021
Cover Story
, Page 22
Illinois’ recently signed criminal justice reform legislation promises sweeping law enforcement and court changes. 

8 Things Every Trial Lawyer Should Know

By Ed Finkel
April
2021
Cover Story
, Page 20
From jury selection to your closing argument, opportunities and traps abound.

The COVID-19-Era Firm

By Ed Finkel
March
2021
Cover Story
, Page 22
The challenges of starting and running a firm during a pandemic.

Small Town Law

By Ed Finkel
February
2021
Cover Story
, Page 18
ISBA’s Rural Practice Initiative encourages law students and recent graduates to settle down in a small town.
1 comment (Most recent February 3, 2021)

An Ex-Citing Rule

By Ed Finkel
January
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Rule 23 amendment makes room for citing unpublished orders.

Illinois Supreme Court Extends Virtual Mentoring

By Ed Finkel
January
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
ISBA continues to partner with and support the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s mentoring efforts.

Justice David Overstreet Joins Illinois Supreme Court

By Ed Finkel
January
2021
LawPulse
, Page 10
Justice Overstreet replaces retiring Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from the Fifth District.

Speaking Into the Mic

By Ed Finkel
December
2020
Cover Story
, Page 22
Podcasts and blogging can expand your reach, build your reputation, and open doors.

Home Is Where the Office Is

By Ed Finkel
November
2020
Cover Story
, Page 22
ISBA members who work from home, with no plans to return to the office.

ISBA’s Seat at the Table

By Ed Finkel
October
2020
Cover Story
, Page 20
Members are making a difference through the Association’s robust legislative affairs program.

Time to Shine

By Ed Finkel
September
2020
Cover Story
, Page 22
Solos, small firms, and the importance of leadership, time management, and client relationships.

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