Articles From Justice Michael B. Hyman

Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Human and Civil Rights, June 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Young Lawyers Division, June 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
The Other Pandemic By Justice Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, June 2020 Lawyers are perfectly suited to find ways to dismantle systemic barriers, to promote inclusivity and diversity, to combat overt or explicit bias, to advocate for a legal system accessible to all, and to illuminate the nature of unconscious bias and address its root causes.
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Staying Active, Healthy, and Productive at Home By Michael B. Hyman, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Erin Clifford Senior Lawyers, June 2020 Suggestions to better manage working from home during COVID-19.
Staying Active, Healthy, and Productive at Home By Michael B. Hyman, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Erin Clifford Local Government Law, June 2020 Suggestions to better manage working from home during COVID-19.
Staying Active, Healthy, and Productive at Home By Michael B. Hyman, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Erin Clifford Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, June 2020 Suggestions to better manage working from home during COVID-19.
Staying Active, Healthy, and Productive at Home By Michael B. Hyman, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Erin Clifford Federal Taxation, June 2020 Suggestions to better manage working from home during COVID-19.
Staying Active, Healthy, and Productive at Home By Michael B. Hyman, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Erin Clifford Mineral Law, June 2020 Suggestions to better manage working from home during COVID-19.
Staying Active, Healthy, and Productive at Home By Michael B. Hyman, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Erin Clifford Family Law, June 2020 Suggestions to better manage working from home during COVID-19.
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Staying Active, Healthy, and Productive at Home By Michael B. Hyman, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Erin Clifford Bench and Bar, June 2020 Suggestions to better manage working from home during COVID-19.
19 Ways to Manage Stress and Avoid Conflict While Staying Indoors By E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., Erin Clifford, & Michael B. Hyman Workers’ Compensation Law, May 2020 A list of ways to help you manage the stress and potential interpersonal conflicts posed by COVID-19 confinement.
Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Real Estate Law, May 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
Boosting Wellness and Managing Stress During Quarantine By Erin Clifford, E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., & Michael B. Hyman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, May 2020 Wellness and stress management tips during COVID-19.
Justice Stevens: The Great Contrarian By Justice Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, November 2019 Justice Stevens’s extreme number of concurrences and dissents has left a robust trail that attests to his determination to be his own person.
The picture window By Justice Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, August 2018 Being present in the community and looking out for those we should be helping is part of our calling as lawyers.
A commitment to truth By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, August 2017 Author Michael Hyman suggests that the recent assault on the concept of truth is also an assault on our legal system.
No Pudd’nhead By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, July 2017 The author imagines conversing with Mark Twain using his own words.
What traits make for a good lawyer? What about a good judge? By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, June 2017 It turns out that good lawyers and good judges share what it takes to distinguish themselves and stand out among their peers. Their “good” traits are not so different from one another and are interchangeable, reciprocal, and mutual. That is, traits befitting a good lawyer apply with equal force to a good judge.
Broadening our horizons By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, April 2017 While the legal systems of other countries may differ, the way people react to the legal system and lawyers is often similar to our own. By considering how our peers from around the world have dealt with some common issues we may learn something about ourselves.
Lawyer Lincoln: A lesson in character By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, March 2017 For Lincoln, the cultivation of a good moral character was the standard by which he practiced law. It should be our ultimate standard as well.
A few words on why lawyers still admire an Illinois lawyer named Abraham By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, February 2017 No lawyer remains as popular with Illinois lawyers as Abraham Lincoln, even though Lincoln last appeared in a courtroom nearly 160 years ago.
Chair’s column: A bias-free profession By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, January 2017 A bias-free profession is the goal. While it is essentially an impossible goal, justice demands that each of us try.
Willis R. Tribler By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, December 2016 Remembering Bill, who passed away earlier this month at age 82.
Read any good books lately? By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, November 2016 Author and Bench & Bar Chair Michael Hyman asked members of this Section to choose one book with a legal bent that they would recommend every lawyer read. Here are the responses.
Chair’s column By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, October 2016 Just because 'weasels'-- habitually confrontational and mean-spirited attorneys-- abandon professionalism is no excuse for your joining their herd.  Here are three ways to respond when you encounter one.
Chair’s column: On honesty By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, July 2016 Hon. Michael Hyman urges lawyers to use Gandhi's and Lincoln's examples of nobility and honor as a personal guide.
Abraham Lincoln’s prayer for judges By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, June 2016 The final sentence in an otherwise unremarkable letter written by Lincoln identifies the gravity inherent in all judges' work.
Judge Abraham Lincoln: A short account of a short ‘judicial’ career  By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, June 2016 During his circuit riding days, Abraham Lincoln occasionally would sit as a judge pro tem.
Justice Laura Liu: A life lived with grace and gratitude By Hon. Celia G. Gamrath & Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, May 2016 The local legal community has lost another legend-in-the-making.  
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A person with a disability is not a disabled person By Hon. Michael B. Hyman & Brian O’Donnell Bench and Bar, September 2015 A Q and A between Appellate Justice Michael B. Hyman and Brian O'Donnell, a second-year student at IIT CHicago-Kent College of Law.

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