Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Ed Finkel

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Rule 23 amendment makes room for citing unpublished orders.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.

Remote Reality

By Ed Finkel
August
2020
Cover Story
, Page 20
COVID-19 has altered the basic building blocks of our justice system.

A Man for This Season

By Ed Finkel
July
2020
Cover Story
, Page 20
Whether by Zoom or in-person, Dennis Orsey is ready to lead the ISBA.

Search and Assist

By Ed Finkel
June
2020
Cover Story
, Page 20
Legal-technology companies are promising that artificial intelligence will make you a better lawyer.

Rethinking the Race

By Ed Finkel
May
2020
Cover Story
, Page 20
Limited scope representation can be a game changer for attorneys and clients in Illinois.
1 comment (Most recent May 9, 2020)

Getting Real About Passwords

By Ed Finkel
April
2020
Cover Story
, Page 20
It’s time to take a closer look at how you’re protecting your data.

The Traumatized Client

By Ed Finkel
March
2020
Cover Story
, Page 24
Getting ahead of the warning signs, triggers, and roadblocks.

Setting up Shop

By Ed Finkel
February
2020
Cover Story
, Page 20
Advice for attorneys striking out on their own, from those who recently have.

Ready or Not, Cannabis Is Here

By Ed Finkel
January
2020
Cover Story
, Page 24
Will unresolved issues spell trouble for legalized recreational cannabis in Illinois?
1 comment (Most recent January 5, 2020)

From Child Advocate to Chief Justice

By Ed Finkel
December
2019
Cover Story
, Page 20
After her long and distinguished career that began as a Chicago Park District educator and includes more than three decades on the bench, Anne Burke reaches the pinnacle of the Illinois judiciary.

8 Things Killing Your Firm

By Ed Finkel
November
2019
Cover Story
, Page 22
Defeating unproductive work habits one tweak at a time.

Order in the Court

By Ed Finkel
November
2019
LawPulse
, Page 10
The Illinois Judicial Conference outlines its first-ever formal strategic plan, including goals, strategies, a mission statement, vision, and set of core values.

A Path to Leadership

By Ed Finkel
September
2019
Cover Story
, Page 20
New ISBA Leadership Academy will train the next generation of attorneys.

Extending Your Digital Reach

By Ed Finkel
August
2019
Cover Story
, Page 28
Marketing your firm and establishing your online presence. A sneak preview of the ISBA’s 2019 Solo & Small Firm Conference.

Boundless Energy

By Ed Finkel
July
2019
Cover Story
, Page 22
Meet new ISBA President David Sosin, if you can keep up with him.

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