Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Illinois State Bar Association

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.

The Perniciousness of Racism

By Loren Golden
April
2003
Column
Page 160
I am white. I am concerned about the perniciousness of racism. 

Support group

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
April
2003
LawPulse
Page 162
Members of an ISBA electronic discussion group offer pointers about how to squeeze child support out of an unemployed and unwilling parent.

Ad Campaign Promotes Value of ISBA Lawyers

By Loren Golden
February
2003
Column
Page 56
I'm reminded of the story of the little boy, Tommy, who was 12 years old and hadn't spoken a word since birth.

Rule 23 proposals headed soon to the supreme court

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
January
2003
LawPulse
Page 8
An ISBA committee prepares to forward proposals to the Illinois Supreme Court for changing the rule that governs unpublished opinions.

What’s the Measure of Judicial Excellence?

By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier, Hon. Morton Denlow, Alfred M. Swanson Jr., Celia G. Gamrath, Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, & Michele M. Jochner
October
2002
Article
Page 516
What separates a merely competent judge from an excellent one? Here's a review of the qualities.

125 Years of Making a Difference

By Tim Eaton
March
2002
Column
Page 112
Eighty-eight lawyers from 37 counties met in the Sangamon County Courthouse in Springfield on January 4, 1877, to formalize the beginning of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Joint ISBA-CBA mandatory CLE proposal likely

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2001
LawPulse
Page 564
The ISBA and CBA gear up to submit a joint mandatory CLE proposal to the supreme court.

Lawyers Give the Gift of Public Service

By Tim Eaton
November
2001
Column
Page 562
In August we lost a legend in our profession. William G. Clark was a lawyer, a former legislator and legislative leader, a former two-term attorney general and a justice and chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Clark's contributions to the legal profession and to all three branches of Illinois government are too numerous to mention.

Mandatory lawyer financial responsibility proposed

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
November
2001
LawPulse
Page 564
A special ISBA committee is recommending that lawyers be required to maintain malpractice insurance or some other form of compensation for malpractice victims.

A (Former) Young Lawyer Remembers

By Tim Eaton
October
2001
Column
Page 508
Recently I attended the Decatur Bar Association corn roast at Rex Brown's home in Decatur. 

Thank You, Senior Counselors

By Tim Eaton
September
2001
Column
Page 448
On July 12th, the ISBA honored its 50-year members as senior counselors during a luncheon at The Standard Club.

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