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CLE: Illinois Uniform Powers of Appointment Act

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Gain a better understanding of the Illinois Uniform Powers of Appointment Act with this half-day seminar in Chicago or via live webcast on Dec 13. Attorneys in the practice areas of estate planning, probate, tax planning, trust construction, tax preparation, trust and estate administration, beneficiary and fiduciary representation, and chancery who attend this program will gain a better understanding of: the Illinois Uniform Powers of Appointment Act; powers of appointment; the background of the Uniform Act and the Illinois Act; the provisions under the Illinois Act; changes to the Uniform Act; and drafting powers of appointment, including modifications.

Illinois Bar Foundation to Honor Three at Annual Fellows Breakfast

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Bar Foundation will honor Hon. Dennis J. Burke, Ret., and Ruth Ann Schmitt with the 2018 Distinguished Service to Law & Society Awards at the annual Fellows Breakfast on Dec. 7 at the University Club Chicago. Richard R. Winter will receive the 2018 Honorary Fellow Award.

Best Practice Tips: Gradually Selling a Law Practice to an Associate

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Asked and Answered 

By John W. Olmstead, MBA, Ph.D, CMC

Q. I am the owner of an elder law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. I have one full-time associate, one part-time associate, and three staff members. I am earning around $300,000 a year from the practice and my full-time associate’s salary is $100,000 a year. I am 60 years old and would like to retire and be out of the practice in five years. I would like to begin phasing down and working part time in the next year or two. My full-time associate has been with the firm for 10 years. I feel that I should be entitled to some sweat equity from the practice in the form of retirement compensation or buy-out. With this said I would prefer that my practice “stay in the family” and be sold to my associate rather than selling my practice to an outside buyer. I would appreciate your suggestions.

ISBA Hosts CLE Event Focused on Branding for Female Attorneys

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
(L-R) Shira Truitt, The Truitt Law Firm, LLC; Carol Jones, Jill M. Metz & Associates; ISBA Board of Governors Member Ava George Stewart; ISBA Third Vice President Anna Krolikowska; Masah SamForay, The Foray Firm; and Annemarie Kill, Avery | Kill, LLC.

Several ISBA leaders recently attended a CLE event focused on personal branding for female attorneys.

"Advancing Your Firm: Personal Branding for the Female Lawyer" was held Nov. 1 at the ISBA Regional Office in Chicago. The half-day seminar detailed traditional and modern business branding and ethical marketing strategies for reaching diverse populations. 

Lawyer Referral Service Makes More than 800 Referrals in October

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyer Finder Service provides referrals to local lawyers Mondays through Fridays. The Service makes referrals in a number of areas of law. For the month of October 2018 there were more than 800 referrals given.

Here are the results for October 2018: