Publications

Articles on President's Page

Standing Up for Lawyers

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
February
2018
Column
Page 10
With 2018 well underway, the ISBA is working hard to defend and protect the interests of the legal profession.

Hello, Morgan County - and Thank You

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
January
2018
Column
Page 10
Meeting with lawyers around the state is one of my objectives as president.

ISBA Joins the Effort to Stem Gun Violence

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
December
2017
Column
Page 8
A 16-member ISBA committee will convene stakeholders and promote community planning to address the scourge of gun violence statewide.

The Celtic Tiger Roars Again

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
November
2017
Column
Page 10
Travelers enjoyed a guided tour of the Irish court system on the ISBA's recent trip to Ireland.

Rule of Law’s Importance on Display Worldwide

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
October
2017
Column
Page 8
Recent events from Poland to Turkey to Charlottesville underscore the urgent need to stand up for the rule of law around the world.

Succession Planning Tops a Busy 2017-18 Agenda

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
September
2017
Column
Page 10
Special committees on succession planning, the future of the profession, and gun violence will be among the groups shaping the ISBA agenda this bar year.

New Judges, Lawyers Face Similar Challenges

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
August
2017
Column
Page 10
New judges and lawyers both face obstacles and frustrations. For lawyers especially, ISBA resources can help.

A Running Start

By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan
July
2017
Column
Page 10
A bar president's work begins months before the installation ceremony.

Lawyers: The Next Generation

By Vincent F. Cornelius
June
2017
Column
Page 10
Lawyers must be ready to boldly go where no one has gone before.

From Many, One: Ethnic and Minority Bars Enrich Our Legal Community

By Vincent F. Cornelius
May
2017
Column
Page 8
Ethnic and minority bars help nurture lawyers who in turn serve the broader profession.

A Tale of Two Courts

By Vincent F. Cornelius
April
2017
Column
Page 10
For all our differences, we lawyers share the experience of a long journey from there to here.

The Truest Test of Democracy

By Vincent F. Cornelius
March
2017
Column
Page 10
An authority on immigration law weighs in on the president's executive order.

Restraint and the Art of Leadership

By Vincent F. Cornelius
February
2017
Column
Page 10
Sometimes the truest test of leadership is knowing when to keep silent.

Meet Your ISBA Staff

By Vincent F. Cornelius
January
2017
Column
Page 11
View ISBA staff members in Springfield and Chicago with this pictorial directory.

Thank You, Bar Presidents

By Vincent F. Cornelius
December
2016
Column
Page 9
An honor role of bar presidents from throughout the state.

The Journey Thus Far

By Vincent F. Cornelius
November
2016
Column
Page 10
A late-fall look at 2016-17 projects and priorities.

The Law School Class of 2019

By Vincent F. Cornelius
October
2016
Column
Page 10
My visits to three law school orientation sessions left me feeling encouraged about the future of the ISBA and our profession.

Musings About Life Beyond the Law

By Vincent F. Cornelius
September
2016
Column
Page 10
Most lawyers wonder what another career might be like, while many nonlawyers yearn to join our profession. Whose grass is greener?

Understanding Implicit Bias

By Vincent F. Cornelius
August
2016
Column
Page 10
The first step in understanding and addressing implicit bias is recognizing that it exists.

Making History

By Vincent F. Cornelius
July
2016
Column
Page 10
The ISBA's new president on his pioneering role.

Ciao for Now

By Umberto S. Davi
June
2016
Column
Page 10
A look back at the 2015-16 bar year.

IllinoisBarDocs: Smart Forms for ISBA Members

By Umberto S. Davi
May
2016
Column
Page 8
The ISBA's affordable library of fully automated legal forms can save you time and money.

A Home Away from Home, Courtesy of ISBA Mutual

By Umberto S. Davi
April
2016
Column
Page 10
ISBA members can thank an old friend for a new meeting place.

The President’s Club Needs You!

By Umberto S. Davi
March
2016
Column
Page 12
There's still time to join the 2016 ISBA President's Club and help build a stronger ISBA.

Tax on Legal Services Ahead? Help LAWPAC Help Lawyers

By Umberto S. Davi
February
2016
Column
Page 10
This will be an important year in Springfield, and LAWPAC needs your help.

Schedule Time for Yourself

By Umberto S. Davi
January
2016
Column
Page 10
Don't forget to put "having a life" on your calendar.

40 Years and Counting

By Umberto S. Davi
December
2015
Column
Page 10
Congratulations to Bob Craghead for 40 years of service to the ISBA.

The Many Things Lawyers Can Do

By Ralph Cagle
November
2015
Column
Page 12
Lawyers are multitalented, multi­dimensional people who use their legal training and skill in a variety of ways.

New Initiatives Help ISBA Members Adapt to a Changing Profession

By Umberto S. Davi
October
2015
Column
Page 10
ISBA is launching new programs to help lawyers succeed in the face of unprecedented change.

Ready or Not, the Future is Coming

By Umberto S. Davi
September
2015
Column
Page 10
The ABA meeting was a chance to think big about the future of our profession.

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