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Articles From Terrence J. Lavin

Proving Proximate Cause in Malpractice Cases

By Terrence J. Lavin and Kristina M. Lau
May
2009
Article
Page 254
Illinois courts are still struggling to determine the plaintiff's proper burden of proving proximate cause in "lost chance" cases.

Expanding the Use of Medical Treatises in Illinois Trials

By Terrence J. Lavin and Michelle L. Wolf
August
2006
Article
Page 426
The authors argue that following the federal approach would produce a better-informed jury.

Getting the Most from Medical Witness Treaters and Experts: A Trial Lawyer’s Guide

By Terrence J. Lavin
May
2005
Article
Page 246
How to find and use physicians and other medical witnesses.

Leaving You in Good Hands

By Terrence J. Lavin
June
2004
Column
Page 284
From a purely personal perspective, it is difficult indeed to try to summarize the highlights of my year as your ISBA President. 

Preaching to the Choir on the Town Hall Trail

By Terrence J. Lavin
May
2004
Column
Page 234
As your ISBA president, I have been traveling the state speaking to lawyers about the pleasures and the pitfalls of practicing law in Illinois.

Malpractice Wars Redux: The Same Old Song

By Terrence J. Lavin
April
2004
Column
Page 168
The temporary custodian of the office of ISBA president never exactly knows what issues and challenges will surface during his/her year at the helm. 

Brown v Board and the ISBA Board

By Terrence J. Lavin
March
2004
Column
Page 116
Americans are great about celebrating anniversaries. We celebrate the anniversary of heroic or tragic national events. 

On the Stump at the South Suburban Bar

By Terrence J. Lavin
February
2004
Column
Page 60
The life of your bar president is chockablock with speeches, bar meetings, award ceremonies, and dinner banquets.

Birth of a Career: The Class of 2003

By Terrence J. Lavin
January
2004
Column
Page 8
One of the plums of this position as the president of your Illinois State Bar Association is the opportunity to speak to newly admitted attorneys at the swearing-in ceremony conducted by the Illinois Supreme Court.

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding?

By Terrence J. Lavin
October
2003
Column
Page 484
The need for civility is one of those constant issues that seem to plague the legal profession. 

Judicial Evaluations and the Spirit of Volunteerism

By Terrence J. Lavin
September
2003
Column
Page 428
In the months before I assumed the presidency of your Illinois State Bar Association.

A Few Good Mentors

By Terrence J. Lavin
August
2003
Column
Page 372
Behind every accomplished lawyer is a great mentor. I had Phil Corboy, who was mentored by Jim Dooley.

Membership and Mentorship

By Terrence J. Lavin
July
2003
Column
Page 324
As I embark on this wonderful journey as your president, I find myself constantly thinking about the people who helped me get to this lofty position.

The Art of Direct Examination

By Terrence J. Lavin
June
2003
Article
Page 305
A trial lawyer's guide to effectively examining experts and plaintiffs.

Retained Experts’ Opinions in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Terrence J. Lavin
January
2001
Article
Page 39
Rule 213 pointers for med-mal lawyers.

An Illinois Litigator’s Guide to Finding and Using Experts

By Terrence J. Lavin, John L. Nisivaco, and Martin A. Dolan
March
2000
Article
Page 168
Experts: should you find one and how?

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