Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Illinois State Bar Association

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.

Bench-bar ombudsmen

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2006
LawPulse
Page 10
Bar association programs are helping lawyers and judges resolve minor conflicts while they're still minor.

If Not Now, When?

By Robert K. Downs
January
2006
Column
Page 8
ISBA faces the challenge of implementing a bold new image advertising campaign and CLE on a grand scale. 

We have met the Enemy

By Robert K. Downs
August
2005
Column
Page 380
 Lawyers should join the front ranks in the battle to improve the justice system.

The Year Ahead

By Robert K. Downs
July
2005
Cover Story
Page 328
The new ISBA president outlines his plans for the coming year.

Accomplishments, Challenges, and Opportunities

By Ole Bly Pace III
June
2005
Column
Page 272
A reflection on the bar year.an for it.

Preparing to Meet the Future

By Ole Bly Pace III
May
2005
Column
Page 224
We don't alter the future, but we can plan for it

Highlights of the 2004 ISBA Law Firm Economic Benchmarking Survey

By Virginia Grant
December
2004
Cover Story
Page 624
How well are ISBA lawyers doing economically? Our recent economic survey provides answers to this and other questions.

The 2004 Allerton House Conference: Balancing Economy, Efficiency, and Fairness

By Jeffrey A. Parness
November
2004
Article
Page 590
This year's conference addressed court funding, litigation expenses, settlement talks, and more.

2004 Spring Session Roundup

By Jim Covington
August
2004
Column
Page 402
A look at selected legislation passed in 2004 and awaiting the Governor's signature.

Pilot Associate Member Program for Councils, Committees

By Ole Bly Pace III
August
2004
Column
Page 388
I've been known to (repeatedly) say that we are part of a noble profession.

Making a Life and a Living in the Law

By Ole Bly Pace III
July
2004
Column
Page 332
As my brief stewardship of this office begins, you may be wondering what the guy with the odd name will be doing, and why.

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.

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. 

The Land Beyond I-80

November
2003
Column
Page 542
I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. I was one of eight children.

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.

MJP: it’s not just a large-firm issue

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
September
2003
LawPulse
Page 430
Do any of your clients winter in Florida? Do you do legal work with your laptop and cell phone while on vacation out of state? Find out what ISBA has done to promote clearer rules defining the dos and don'ts of multijurisdictional practice.

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.

Health Insurance for ISBA Members

By Loren Golden
June
2003
Column
Page 272
As I promised in one of my previous President's Pages, the ISBA, at my direction, was going to take a serious look at providing meaningful health insurance for our members.

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