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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An ISBA committee prepares to forward proposals to the Illinois Supreme Court for changing the rule that governs unpublished opinions.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.

A Preview of the Year Ahead

By Tim Eaton
August
2001
Column
Page 392
My theme this year; in the 125th year of the ISBA; is Take Pride in Your Profession

The Fight Against UPL Continues

By Tim Eaton
July
2001
Column
Page 336
Traditionally, the inaugural President's Page is devoted to the new president's own programs for the coming year or to giving him or her an opportunity to share some personal insights or words of wisdom.

A Year-End Accounting

By Herb Franks
June
2001
Column
Page 280
The end of the year is a time for an accounting ; what happened that is good, what happened that is not so good.

Persistence Pays in the Fight Against UPL

By Herb Franks
April
2001
Column
Page 164
In the struggle between the stone and the water, in time, the water wins. -Chinese proverb      

The ISBA Needs You

By Herb Franks
January
2001
Column
Page 8
The president of any organization gets an overview of what is happening. This year we are losing two members of our Board of Governors who cannot run again because of age or term limitations.

UPL Task Force Moves Ahead

By Herb Franks
October
2000
Column
Page 556
I began my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association by saying I would start no new programs.

The Federal and Illinois Y2K Acts

By Jim Covington
October
1999
Column
Page 549
Whether Jan. 1, 2000, is apocalyptic or just another bump in the road, practitioners need to familiarize themselves with these two acts.

Healing and the Criminal Justice System

By Cheryl Niro
October
1999
Column
Page 512
I have had the opportunity to hear Attorney General Janet Reno speak several times in the past years.

A Year of Challenge and Joy

By Timothy L. Bertschy
June
1999
Column
Page 296
As my term as ISBA president comes to a close, I reflect on a year of constant challenge and joy.

Correspondence from Our Readers

May
1999
Column
Page 234
Single-subject rule: falling on the sword of Damocles?

ISBA Will Honor Members Admitted to Bar for 50 Years

May
1999
Column
Page 249
Association records indicate that the following members, most of whom were admitted to the bar in 1949.

Correspondence from Our Readers

February
1999
Column
Page 66
ISBA and UPL

LAP Needs Our Assistance Now

By Timothy L. Bertschy
January
1999
Column
Page 8
The Lawyers Assistance Program ("LAP'') has helped hundreds of lawyers over the last two decades. LAP now needs our help.

Call for Nominations from the President-Elect

November
1998
Column
Page 595
Bar service is an enjoyable and rewarding way to contribute to our profession and our association.

Do We Speak for Our Profession?

By Timothy L. Bertschy
November
1998
Column
Page 588
I was recently asked to speak for our profession on a particular issue.

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