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Section Newsletter Articles From Gary T. Rafool

Book review: Being Mortal By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, November 2018 A summary of the 2014 book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
A book review of Hero of the Empire By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2018 A review of Hero of the Empire, which focuses on the life of Winston Churchill.
Book review: Testimony By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, February 2018 Unlike most of the Scott Turow's novels, Testimony does not take place so much in the court room, but it develops around an investigation during 2015 into the disappearance of some 400 gypsy refugees in Bosnia in 2004.
Book review: Inside The Kingdom (my life in Saudi Arabia) By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, October 2017 This book, published in 2004, gives an up-close look into everyday life in Saudi Arabia, particularly for women.
Book review: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2017 Author Jason Matthews was a CIA field operative for 33 years before retiring, and he appears to be using much of his CIA experiences as material for this book.
Book review: Lights Out By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, February 2017 A review of Ted Koppel's 2015 book.
Book review: Those Angry Days By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, October 2016 This reluctance of our country to enter World War II is described in the book titled Those Angry Days by Lynne Olson. It was published in 2013, and it is available in hard cover (461 pages), paperback and electronically.
Book review—Schwerpunkt: From D-Day to the Fall of the Third Reich By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2016 A review of the book written by ISBA member and World War II historian Susan Gunty.
Book review—Super Storm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, February 2016 The book covers the tracking of this storm from Sunday, October 21, 2012, until it made landfall just south of Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday, October 29, 2012. It caused an estimated $36.8 billion in damages to the State of New Jersey, including the destruction of the boardwalks in Seaside Heights.
Book review: Go Set a Watchman By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, November 2015 A look at Harper Lee's second published book.
Book review: The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin By Gary T. Rafool Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2015 The Bully Pulpit is a story of personality, presidency, and the power of the press in bringing about reform.
Book review By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, October 2015 A review of The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein.
Book review: The Forgotten 500 By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2015 This book tells the story of the nearly impossible rescue of more than 500 Allied airmen behind German lines in Yugoslavia in 1944.
Book review By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, November 2014 A review of The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Decker.
Book review By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2014 A review of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr., Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, Don Mateer, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, June 2014 This is the latest of what has become a regular column in the ISBA Senior Lawyer Section Council newsletter. Hopefully you will take a turn in contributing a section on your own “Best Practices” or problems you have in using technology. Please let us know what you need. Applications (“Apps”)
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, February 2014 The latest installment of this regular column.
Over the rainbow By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, October 2013 While we may be losing control over what our future professional and personal lives are presently experiencing, we can still take legal steps to protect our remaining assets from further economic decline, and the accompanying burdens of carrying too much debt.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, Don Mateer, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, October 2013 The latest installment of this regular column, and the registration form for our October 18th program, "Computer Basics for Senior Lawyers."
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr., Loren S. Golden, Gary T. Rafool, and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, June 2013 This is the fourth of what has become a regular column in the ISBA Senior Lawyer Section Council newsletter.
View from the Chair By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2012 A message from Chair Gary Rafool.
View from the Chair By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, February 2012 An introduction to the issue from Senior Lawyers Section Chair Gary Rafool.
View from the Chair By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, October 2011 An introduction from Senior Law Section Chair Gary Rafool.
Protecting the assets of a retiring attorney By Gary T. Rafool Senior Lawyers, June 2011 A few observations and suggestions for any attorney contemplating retirement and supplementing a retirement income with a business venture.
View from the chair By Gary T. Rafool Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, March 2002 At the mid-year meeting of our section council, it was decided to have a meeting on February 21 at 7:30 a.m. in Springfield with Representative Jeffrey Schoenberg at the Renaissance Hotel.
View from the chair By Gary T. Rafool Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, February 2002 There has been a lot of discussion lately on unauthorized practice of law (UPL) by in-house counsel.
View from the chair By Gary T. Rafool Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, November 2001 The second meeting of our Section Council was held on Saturday, August 18, at the Par-A-Dice Casino Hotel in East Peoria.
View from the chair By Gary T. Rafool Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, July 2001 This is a new feature for our newsletter which will be written by me as chair of the section council during the coming year.
Credit card balance transfers: The new preference in town By Gary T. Rafool Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, April 1999 Along with the expansion in the number of credit cards issued, and the competition for customers, credit card issuers have in recent years begun encouraging card holders to transfer the balances from other credit cards to the issuer's card.

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