Illinois Bar Journal

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Defense Lawyers - You Can’t Afford Not to Be ISBA Members

By John G. O’Brien
April
2010
Column
Page 172
If you're a civil defense lawyer, you owe it to yourself and your clients to belong.

ISBA Opinion 10-02 Reins in Real Estate Brokers

By Peter J. Birnbaum
April
2010
Column
Page 212
This new ethics opinion is good news for real estate lawyers, the author contends.

Inaugural Animal Law newsletter highlights ISBA’s newest section

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
March
2010
LawPulse
Page 122
The range of articles reflects the diversity and broad reach of animal-law practice.

The Many Money-Saving benefits of ISBA Membership

By John G. O’Brien
March
2010
Column
Page 120
No doubt about it - your dues investment has a very high return.

Helping Women in the Profession and Beyond

By John G. O’Brien
February
2010
Column
Page 64
A look at the work of ISBA's Committee on Women in the Law

ISBA Mutual - A Success Story for Illinois Lawyers

By John G. O’Brien
January
2010
Column
Page 8
Here's what sets this lawyer-owned insurance company apart.

Join an ISBA Committee or Section

By Mark D. Hassakis
January
2010
Column
Page 9

Join an ISBA Committee or Section

By Mark D. Hassakis
December
2009
Column
Page 597
Our ISBA Family Invites You to Join an ISBA Committee or Section

Same Holiday Wishes, New Hope

By John G. O’Brien
December
2009
Column
Page 596
Hope survives a long and challenging year.

A Busy Year with More to Come from ISBA’s Young Lawyers

By John G. O’Brien
November
2009
Column
Page 544
With the bar year not half over, the ISBA YLD has been active on many fronts.

Our Season of Service: Meeting the Pro Bono Challenge

By John G. O’Brien
October
2009
Column
Page 488
Now more than ever is the time to give to the pro bono cause.

A Magical October Evening: the IBF Gala

By John G. O’Brien
September
2009
Column
Page 436
The Gala is a great time and a crucial source of funding for the Illinois Bar Foundation.

A Busy Autumn Lies Ahead

By John G. O’Brien
August
2009
Column
Page 384
A look at ISBA events coming this fall.

Johnny O Takes the Reins

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
July
2009
Cover Story
Page 340
Real estate lawyer John O’Brien brings his nonconfrontational style to the ISBA’s top job.

Now More than Ever

By John G. O’Brien
July
2009
Column
Page 328
Tough economic times make ISBA membership essential to your practice.

Reflections

By Jack C. Carey
June
2009
Column
Page 276
A look back at the presidential year.

A Message from the President-Elect

By John G. O’Brien
January
2009
Column
Page 8
Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section

Vote “No” on Con-Con

By Jack C. Carey
October
2008
Column
Page 492
Voters should reject the call for a constitutional convention.

Save the Date(s) and for Whom

By Jack C. Carey
September
2008
Column
Page 436
Mark your calendar for these ISBA events commemorating Lincoln's 200th birthday.

A Busy Year Comes to an End

By Joseph G. Bisceglia
June
2008
Column
Page 276
A look at how the ISBA's important work advanced this year.

Professionalism and Civility in an Adversary System

By Joseph G. Bisceglia
April
2008
Column
Page 172
 Incivility tarnishes our image and makes practice less rewarding.

Happy Birthday to Law Day and Mr. Lincoln

By Joseph G. Bisceglia
March
2008
Column
Page 116
The ISBA looks ahead to the Great Emancipator's 200th birthday.

Midterm Report

By Joseph G. Bisceglia
February
2008
Column
Page 64
Where we are with CLE, UPL and more.

Bar Service: You Get More than You Give

By Joseph G. Bisceglia
August
2007
Column
Page 396
Renew the idealism that inspired you to become a lawyer.

Thoughts for the Year Ahead

By Joseph G. Bisceglia
July
2007
Column
Page 340
The coming year will feature initiatives on lawyers' image, diversity, and judicial independence.

Merci, et Au Revoir

By Irene F. Bahr
June
2007
Column
Page 284
President Bahr reviews her year at the helm.

Bread Upon the Waters

By Irene F. Bahr
February
2007
Column
Page 64
Recently initiated programs will serve ISBA lawyers for years to come.

Investing in Your Future

By Irene F. Bahr
August
2006
Column
Page 396
What has ISBA done for you lately, you ask? Here's what.

Strength Through Diversity

By Irene F. Bahr
July
2006
Cover Story
Page 336
We must strive to promote diversity in our legal system and our association.

A Two-Year Term for President?

By Robert K. Downs
March
2006
Column
Page 108
An update on what has happened and is happening during ISBA's FY '05-'06.

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