Illinois Bar Journal

Articles on Your Life's Work

Reading Redux

By Karen Erger
April
2021
Column
, Page 52
The rewards of rereading your favorite books.

About Grit and Glue

By Karen Erger
February
2021
Column
, Page 48
Observations from the pandemic.

Home Schooling

By Karen Erger
December
2020
Column
, Page 44
Little lessons learned while working at home.

Ruh-Roh! Video Conferencing Is Here to Stay

By Karen Erger
October
2020
Column
, Page 48
Videoconferencing and the new rules of virtual etiquette.

Postpandemic Plans

By Karen Erger
August
2020
Column
, Page 46
The joys of looking forward to postpandemic life.

How Little We Know

By Karen Erger
June
2020
Column
, Page 44
COVID-19 related reflections on what we’ve come to know.

Coping With Quotidian Crud

By Karen Erger
April
2020
Column
, Page 46
Turning your own cheek when dealing with all the inconsiderate people out there.

Remote Workers of the World, Unite

By Karen Erger
February
2020
Column
, Page 46
Lessons learned after nine years of working remotely.

Taking the “Yuck” Out of Webinars

By Karen Erger
December
2019
Column
, Page 44
Above all, remember the five Ps: Proper planning prevents poor performance.

You Dress You

By Karen Erger
October
2019
Column
, Page 52
Surviving the casual dress era.

There’s a Place for Us

By Karen Erger
August
2019
Column
, Page 50
Making peace with your introverted personality.

Breaking the Law

By Karen Erger
June
2019
Column
, Page 46
Taking breaks during the workday can make you a better lawyer.

This Little Life of Mine

By Karen Erger
April
2019
Column
, Page 48
A humbling and inspirational remembrance of the late attorney John Doar.
1 comment (Most recent May 5, 2020)

Clients From Hell

By Karen Erger
January
2019
Column
, Page 48
A concise field guide to common and problematic client species you may encounter in the field.

Living in a Post-Letterhead World

By Karen Erger
November
2018
Column
, Page 48
How to craft email that makes a good impression and keeps you out of trouble.

Guess Who’s Hosting a Business Dinner?

By Karen Erger
September
2018
Column
, Page 40
Hosting a business dinner is a great way to make a good impression and build rapport with clients. Thinking through all the small details in advance will go a long way toward a satisfying evening.
1 comment (Most recent September 27, 2018)

Avoid Contracting the Muddled-Speech Bug

By Karen Erger
May
2018
Column
, Page 44
Lawyers - we who understand the power of precise language - should lead the effort to speak confidently and clearly and avoid waffling words and phrases.

The Lawyer’s Guide to the Road

By Karen Erger
March
2018
Column
, Page 54
Whether you're a road warrior or an occasional business traveler, these tips will help you stay organized, calm, and happy on the road.

Lessons from the Lectern

By Karen Erger
January
2018
Column
, Page 44
Some tips to make your next public speaking gig less stressful and more successful.

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