Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Career Planning

So You Want to Be a Judge?

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2010
Cover Story
, Page 456
High status, great money, no practice-management headaches - what lawyer wouldn't want to be a judge? What lawyer indeed, which is why it's a hard gig to get.

So You Want to Be a Business Lawyer

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2010
Cover Story
, Page 20
You've thought about expanding into business counseling - what's the next step? Here's advice from experienced business-law practitioners, plus some business-law basics.

So you want to be house counsel

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2010
LawPulse
, Page 10
Be sure to give your prospective employer a thorough going-over before you say "yes".

Making a Graceful Exit

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2009
LawPulse
, Page 220
Remember, the Former Employer From Hell still holds the power of a reference.

Shakin’ the Pink-Slip Blues

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
May
2009
Cover Story
, Page 230
You've been laid off or fear you might be - now what? Career experts help you take your future into your own hands - and see ISBA's career resources on page 234.

Taking Down Your Shingle

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2009
Cover Story
, Page 20
Selling or otherwise closing your private practice? Don't forget to take care of important business before you do.

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