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Less is more: Lessons from BLINK By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, April 2009 The book, BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING, was published in 2005 and asks the questions: How valid is a first impression? What factors are considered? How often (who has time?) do we even think about how we think?
Illinois Justice - The Scandal of 1969 and the Rise of John Paul Stevens by Professor Kenneth A. Manaster with a foreword by Justice Stevens, published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2001, 317 pages. By Hon. Michael Jordan Bench and Bar, February 2009 Illinois Justice, by law professor Kenneth A. Manaster, is a must-read for anyone interested in Illinois court history.
A book review and personal recommendation By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2009 A review of the book EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, by Lynne Truss.
Less is more: Lessons from BLINK By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2009 BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING is about thinking in new ways about how we think. How valid is a first impression? What factors are considered? How often (who has time?) do we even think about how we think.
Books Employee Benefits, December 2008 For 50 years, GM stood at or near the top of the Fortune 500. In its heyday, it was the symbol of American industry.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2008 “My teacher in first grade said that long ago people used to believe all kinds of things, because they didn’t know any better. Like you shouldn’t take a bath, because it could make you sick.
Difficult Conversations—Applying the principles from the best-selling book to the practice of law By Kim L. Kirn Women and the Law, October 2008 The practice of law is filled with difficult conversations: telling someone who has been severely injured that their case is worth less than they think; explaining child custody rules to a divorcing spouse; and explaining to the senior partner who hired you why you have decided to leave your law firm.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, August 2008 “The past is always with us, Laurel…It’s a part of us we can’t ignore or abandon. And it’s not always easy to keep it behind us, where it belongs.”
Book review By Julie Brothers Young Lawyers Division, August 2008 I don’t like reading legal books outside of work. For me, it feels like homework, which is inherently a bad thing.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, June 2008 Clay Carter, a bright young litigator in the Office of the Public Defender in Washington D.C., always dreamed of a better job.
Book review By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Bench and Bar, May 2008 The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Jeffrey Toobin, Doubleday, 2007.  
Book review By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, April 2008 Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1993 and is a senior legal analyst for CNN.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, April 2008 “The audacity of hope! I still remember my grandmother singing in the house, ‘There’s a bright side somewhere…don’t rest till you find it….”
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, February 2008 “The sight of Ray prompted the latest round of lawyer jokes, none of which were particularly funny, all of which drew howls at the punch lines.”
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, December 2007 “You’re going to give yourself a heart attack if you keep eating like that,” she said, frowning. George waived away her concern. “At the first sign of arrhythmia I’ll ask God for a continuance.”
Improving HR Service Quality By Stanley J. Dale Corporate Law Departments, December 2007 In case you didn’t get it from the title, HR Excellence, is written for the Human Resource professional who wants to discern processes to improve and increase the value of HR services in organizations.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2007 “A jury is twelve people who decide who has the best lawyer.”
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, August 2007 A review of The Last Juror by John Grisham.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, June 2007 That morning, change was in the air. But of all the people who had gathered in the courtroom, of all the justices and officials and lawyers and former clerks, only O’Connor and Rehnquist knew how much…
Book Review: Scam-Proof Your Life, 377 Smart Ways to Protect You & Your Family from Rip-offs, Bogus Deals & Other Consumer Headaches by Sid Kirchheimer By Kristi Vetri Elder Law, June 2007 Our clients get scammed everyday at work, at home, even when on vacation. Sid Kirchheimer, consumer crusader and AARP scam specialist, interviewed consumer protection experts, industry insiders, even the con artists and crooks.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, April 2007 A review of The Alibi, by Sandra Brown.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, February 2007 “This addictive tale of a young lawyer defending a black Vietnam war hero who kills the white druggies who raped his child in tiny Clanton, Mississippi, is John Grisham’s first novel, and his favorite of his first six."
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, December 2006 A review of <i>The Hearing</i> by John Lescroart.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, October 2006 “I would remind the reader of this book that we only have a life estate in the profession. We are obligated to improve the remainder for those who follow us.”
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, August 2006 In this novel, Scott Turow shows us the main character from his previous novel, Sandy Stern. Stern is a middle-aged defense attorney who has worked his way up from a struggling new lawyer to a successful, respected attorney.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 Although Jodi Picoult’s biography states that she has an A.B. in creative writing and a master’s degree in education, it is hard for me to believe that she is not writing from experience as a practicing attorney.
A book review and personal recommendation By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, June 2006 Three strings walk into a bar….
Book review: What You Need To Know About Social Security By John Voorn Elder Law, June 2006 As a significant part of my practice is in the area of elder law, several years ago I concluded that I needed to educate myself about how our Social Security system really works.
Lawyer, Know Thyself—Let’s look together behind the facade of a profession in the law for women By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, June 2006 Several incidents, events and conversations converged recently which brought me to reading the book and formulating the ideas I wish to share with you here.