Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on President's Page

Update on the ISBA’s Rural Practice Initiative

By Dennis J. Orsey
May
2021
Column
, Page 10
Demand exceeds expectations in the program’s inaugural year.

Listening and Learning

By Dennis J. Orsey
April
2021
Column
, Page 8
Positive results from the Illinois Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Listening Tour.

Looking Back and Moving Forward

By Dennis J. Orsey
March
2021
Column
, Page 8
How the ISBA continues to serve you.

Introducing the Rural Practice Initiative

By Dennis J. Orsey
February
2021
Column
, Page 8
Providing access to justice through the Rural Practice Initiative.

Looking Out for You

By Dennis J. Orsey
January
2021
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA continues to adapt to the pandemic while learning from members’ experiences.

Goodbye 2020

By Dennis J. Orsey
December
2020
Column
, Page 8
ISBA President Dennis J. Orsey presents a positive finale to 2020 and sends his holiday greetings to members on behalf of the ISBA and its officers.

Keeping the ISBA on Track During the Pandemic

By Dennis J. Orsey
November
2020
Column
, Page 8
ISBA business is proceeding at a frenetic pace this autumn.

Hearing From You and Giving Credit Where It’s Due

By Dennis J. Orsey
October
2020
Column
, Page 8
Announcing an ISBA COVID-19 survey and this year’s Board of Governors Award winners.

A Busy Start to an Unusual Year

By Dennis J. Orsey
September
2020
Column
, Page 10
ISBA’s new president is making the Association’s presence a virtual reality.

The Challenges Ahead

By Dennis J. Orsey
August
2020
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA and our unprecedented times.

So It Begins

By Dennis J. Orsey
July
2020
Column
, Page 8
ISBA’s first president from Madison County reflects on the beginning of his altered, but undeterred, term.

Our Success Is Mutual

By David B. Sosin
June
2020
Column
, Page 8
Celebrating the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company’s 32 years of service.

You and the ISBA in These Times

By David B. Sosin
May
2020
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA is responding quickly to support its members with additional services, benefits, and information.

Just Thanks

By David B. Sosin
April
2020
Column
, Page 8
Recognizing a few special contributions from members of our evolving Supreme Court.

All for One and One for Law

By David B. Sosin
March
2020
Column
, Page 8
On many fronts, the ISBA is relentlessly advocating for the profession.

Best Intentions or Best Practices?

By David B. Sosin
February
2020
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA continues to support prohibiting fee sharing with nonlawyers.

If You Build It, They Will Come

By David B. Sosin
January
2020
Column
, Page 8
Limited scope representation is working in Iowa. Why not in Illinois?
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Health Care Insurance for Our Members

By David B. Sosin
December
2019
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA and its pursuit of an “Association Health Plan” for members and their families and employees.

Future Leaders Wanted

By David B. Sosin
November
2019
Column
, Page 8
The long-term vision behind the ISBA Leadership Academy.

Protecting the Public and the Profession

By David B. Sosin
October
2019
Column
, Page 9
The ISBA’s long-running, proactive stance against the unauthorized practice of law.

Remembering Justice John Paul Stevens

By David B. Sosin
September
2019
Column
, Page 8
The late justice’s career began and bloomed in Illinois and Chicago.

Why YLD? Opportunities!

By David B. Sosin
August
2019
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA’s robust and essential Young Lawyers Division.

Our Dedicated Staff

By David B. Sosin
July
2019
Column
, Page 8
ISBA President David Sosin extends his thanks to those who keep the Association running.

May All Be Well With You

By James F. McCluskey
June
2019
Column
, Page 8
ISBA President James F. McCluskey closes out his presidential year with many thanks and highlights of his term.

It Might Be, It Could Be, It Is!

By James F. McCluskey
May
2019
Column
, Page 8
It's Member Appreciation Month … and a great time to celebrate your ISBA membership benefits.

A Consistent Position

By James F. McCluskey
April
2019
Column
, Page 8
The ISBA continues to support the longstanding ban on fee sharing with nonlawyers; meanwhile, the ARDC and the Chicago Bar Foundation have revised their arguments for lifting it.

A Firm Stance

By James F. McCluskey
February
2019
Column
, Page 8
As the Illinois Supreme Court weighs options for fee sharing with nonlawyers, the ISBA remains opposed.

Getting Your House in Order

By James F. McCluskey
January
2019
Column
, Page 8
ISBA's Financial Health & Wellness Subcommittee to help retiring lawyers looking to sell their practice.

Happy Holidays from ISBA Leaders

By James F. McCluskey
December
2018
Column
, Page 10
Season's greetings from ISBA's president, president-elect, second and third vice presidents, and immediate past president.

It’s Going to Be a Great Midyear

By James F. McCluskey
November
2018
Column
, Page 10
The Midyear Meeting at Chicago's Palmer House Hilton will promote physical and mental wellness.

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