Publications

Articles on President's Page

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

An Honest Look at Tort Reform

By Ole Bly Pace III
April
2005
Column
Page 160
ISBA has commissioned an unbiased study of the relationship between malpractice litigation and insurance rates.

Strengthening the Legal-Aid Safety Net

By Ole Bly Pace III
March
2005
Column
Page 108
We need to find a way to serve the unmet legal needs of the poor without unfairly burdening solo and small-firm lawyers.

Lawyer Training: Time for a Legal Residency?

By Ole Bly Pace III
February
2005
Column
Page 60
The growth in new lawyers is overwhelming our traditional post-law-school training system.

A Hard Way to Make a Living

By Ole Bly Pace III
November
2004
Column
Page 560
The results of the ISBA law-firm economic survey are in.

Reining in Outside Influence on Judicial Campaigns

By Ole Bly Pace
October
2004
Column
Page 506
 ISBA monitors the tone and conduct of judicial campaigns.

The Long, Hard Fight to Improve Public Image

By Ole Bly Pace III
September
2004
Column
Page 448
In the recent ISBA economic poll, we asked survey recipients what the ISBA could do to improve the economics of the practice. 

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.

Leaving You in Good Hands

By Terrence J. Lavin
June
2004
Column
Page 284
From a purely personal perspective, it is difficult indeed to try to summarize the highlights of my year as your ISBA President. 

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.

Malpractice Wars Redux: The Same Old Song

By Terrence J. Lavin
April
2004
Column
Page 168
The temporary custodian of the office of ISBA president never exactly knows what issues and challenges will surface during his/her year at the helm. 

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. 

On the Stump at the South Suburban Bar

By Terrence J. Lavin
February
2004
Column
Page 60
The life of your bar president is chockablock with speeches, bar meetings, award ceremonies, and dinner banquets.

Birth of a Career: The Class of 2003

By Terrence J. Lavin
January
2004
Column
Page 8
One of the plums of this position as the president of your Illinois State Bar Association is the opportunity to speak to newly admitted attorneys at the swearing-in ceremony conducted by the Illinois Supreme Court.

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.

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding?

By Terrence J. Lavin
October
2003
Column
Page 484
The need for civility is one of those constant issues that seem to plague the legal profession. 

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.

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. 

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.

The Virtual Courtroom

By Loren Golden
November
2002
Column
Page 576
Continuing on with my ongoing discussion regarding my theme of "Back to the Future," this President's Page will address the ISBA's efforts to make the lawyer's professional life more efficient, more cost effective, more profitable, more client friendly and, yes, more pleasurable.

Back to the Future

By Loren Golden
September
2002
Column
Page 446
One of my goals during my year as president is to determine whether the ISBA can present a meaningful, competitive health insurance program for our members.

Back to the Future

By Loren Golden
July
2002
Column
Page 336
It is with not a little trepidation, humility, and excitement that I embark upon my year as president of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Take Pride in Your Profession

By Tim Eaton
June
2002
Column
Page 280
Justice Felix Frankfurter once said in receiving an award: "Gratitude is one of the least articulate emotions, especially when it is deep.

Putting Family First

By Tim Eaton
May
2002
Column
Page 224
Jane, Brian, Brent and Amanda; my wife and three children; my family. I have not mentioned them this year in my column.

Appellate Judges and Lawyers: Building the Edifice of Law

By Tim Eaton
April
2002
Column
Page 166
When we were in law school we learned the basic principles of constitutional, criminal, contract, and tort law by studying opinions written in our state and federal reviewing courts.

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.

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