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Articles on President's Page

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.

A Matter of Trust

By Tim Eaton
February
2002
Column
Page 60
When I was growing up in Decatur, I had an image of lawyers that has shaped my view of our profession later in life.

Incivility: The Exception, Not the Rule

By Tim Eaton
January
2002
Column
Page 8
A few years ago, as we finished closing arguments in a trial, my opposing counsel came over, shook my hand, and congratulated me on a job well done. I reciprocated with the same compliment.

The Season for Giving

By Tim Eaton
December
2001
Column
Page 618
Tis the Season for giving and lawyers will once again give generously of both their time and money to worthwhile causes. We have a proud tradition of responding to the spirit of this season.

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.

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.

A President’s Year

By Herb Franks
May
2001
Column
Page 224
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.

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.

Seasons Greetings:

By Herb Franks
December
2000
Column
Page 680
  There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes this way alone 
All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own
—Anon.

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.

Correspondence from Our Readers

By Herb Franks
July
2000
Column
Page 374
I am writing my first column as president of the Illinois State Bar Association. As I promised at the ISBA Annual Meeting, there are no new programs.

It’s A Wonderful Life

By Cheryl Niro
June
2000
Column
Page 304
Every Christmas Eve I watch Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life while I finish wrapping gifts and preparing for the next day.

Healing: It Takes More Than a Village

By Cheryl Niro
May
2000
Column
Page 248
Each time I reflect on our recent trip to Africa my first vision is of the little children we met in a tribal village in Zambia.

Another Look at the Future

By Cheryl Niro
April
2000
Column
Page 190
Imagine sitting in a room filled with lawyers from across the nation and hearing that 99 percent of white-collar jobs that we know today will be gone or unrecognizable within the next 10 years.

A Letter to Our Children

By Cheryl Niro
January
2000
Column
Page 8
Around this time I set goals for the new year.

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