Illinois Bar Journal

Articles From Ed Finkel

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
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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
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Page 20
Members are making a difference through the Association’s robust legislative affairs program.

Time to Shine

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

Remote Reality

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

A Man for This Season

By Ed Finkel
July
2020
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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
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Page 20
Limited scope representation can be a game changer for attorneys and clients in Illinois.

Getting Real About Passwords

By Ed Finkel
April
2020
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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
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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?

From Child Advocate to Chief Justice

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

Practice Checkup

By Ed Finkel
June
2019
Cover Story
Page 22
How lean and clean is your business routine?

Branching Out

By Ed Finkel
May
2019
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Page 22
Some people love to network; others, not so much. But connecting face-to-face has never been more important.

Defusing the Courtroom

By Ed Finkel
April
2019
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Page 22
We asked judges whether we're all doing enough to keep calm.

Manage Your Time, or It Will Manage You

By Ed Finkel
March
2019
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Page 26
Why do lawyers struggle with getting things done?

18 Quick and Easy Tech Tips for 2019

By Ed Finkel
February
2019
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Page 20
A sneak preview of Affinity Consulting partner Barron Henley's ISBA Free On-Demand CLE program, "60 Legal Tech Tips, Tricks, Gadgets, and Websites in 60 Minutes."

Gear Up

By Ed Finkel
January
2019
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Page 20
A Carbondale attorney's tips for using your own courtroom presentation technology.

Out on a Limb?

By Ed Finkel
December
2018
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Page 22
More attorneys are sharing their stories about mental illness and substance abuse. Are we ready to listen?

The Feared 14-Day Letter

By Ed Finkel
November
2018
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Page 22
What to do and not do when the ARDC comes knocking.

Safe, Secure, and on the Go

By Ed Finkel
October
2018
Cover Story
Page 22
Lawyers must lock down devices whether working from the office, home, a hotel room, or a coffee shop.

More Bang for Your Buck

By Ed Finkel
September
2018
Cover Story
Page 20
You've just renewed your ISBA membership—or are about to. Either way, it's time to consider all the benefits that come with ISBA membership, especially since the association has launched several new and improved benefits.

Playing to Win

By Ed Finkel
August
2018
Article
Page 26
Attorneys now have to compete with online legal services, but maybe there's a silver lining to what some consider a dark cloud.

A Leader’s Leader

By Ed Finkel
July
2018
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Page 20
James F. McCluskey says the ISBA will prove its worth to members in 2018-2019 and will support attorneys who struggle with emotional, financial, and mental health issues.

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