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Section Newsletter Articles on Senior Lawyers

This is when you know it may be time to ‘hang it up’ as a lawyer By Mark Hassakis Senior Lawyers, May 2019 Signs it is time to consider retiring from the practice of law.
Why file the last will and testament? By Michael J. Maslanka Trusts and Estates, May 2019 Many clients with whom you consult may be surprised to learn that Illinois law requires that the will of a decedent must be filed with the clerk of the circuit court shortly after the decedent's death.
Basic computers for seniors: The next step By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, March 2019 An overview of the upcoming program Basic Computers for Seniors: The Next Step, which will be held in Bloomington on May 15.
Calling senior lawyers! By Tim Howard Senior Lawyers, January 2019 An overview of opportunities for attorneys and judges to volunteer their time in their communities toward the advancement of civics education.
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.
Death, disability, disappearance, or disbarment By Richard C. Goodwin Senior Lawyers, November 2018 Things to consider for responsibly planning the closing of your law office.
Why file the last will and testament? By Michael J. Maslanka Senior Lawyers, November 2018 Many clients with whom you consult may be surprised to learn that Illinois law requires that the will of a decedent must be filed with the clerk of the circuit court shortly after the decedent's death.
From the chair By Timothy J. Howard Senior Lawyers, June 2018 A message from the chair, Timothy J. Howard, as the bar years comes to a close.
October CLE riches By Eugenia C. Hunter Senior Lawyers, October 2016 The month of October overflows with live CLE programs specially designed for senior lawyers, presented by the Senior Lawyers Section Council.    
How to stay young By John W. Damisch Senior Lawyers, June 2016 John W. Damisch spent his 90th birthday downhill skiing-- see the photo proof!
How and why you should join the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, June 2015 A step-by-step guide to signing up for the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group, where you can chat with and ask questions of more than 300 fellow senior lawyers.
Law firm succession and exit strategies: Coming to terms with aging By John W. Olmstead Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2015 Retirement means identifying and having more time to do what you love most. This article provides some ideas for making the difficult transition.
Interview with a happily practicing senior lawyer By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, June 2014 Read about Loren S. Golden and the reasons he continues to practice law.
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”)
Will we let our attorneys … go gentle into that good night …? By Lawrence Scanlon Senior Lawyers, June 2014 Learn more about the author's proposal for an Illinois Supreme Court-sanctioned ceremony for retiring attorneys.
ARDC thoughts By John R. Cesario Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A look at trends regarding aging in the legal profession, and things senior lawyers should do to prepare for a sudden illness or disability.
Chair’s column: Technology really is for seniors! By John T. Phipps Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A message from Section Chair John T. Phipps.
Everything a senior counselor needs to know (or should know) about blogs By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A discussion of what a blog is, why they exist, and why we should even care.
How and why you should join the Senior Lawyers Discussion Group By Don Mateer Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A step-by-step guide to signing up for the ISBA's Senior Lawyers Discussion Group.
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.
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."
Computer basics for seniors By Don Mateer Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, September 2013 Know a senior lawyer who would like to know more about using a computer? Tell them about this special workshop, to take place on October 18, 2013!
That was then, this is now By Robert K. Downs Senior Lawyers, June 2013 Are the good old days long gone? Or are they now and still available to be enjoyed?
Everything you could ever want to know about “QR Codes”—whatever they are By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2013 What a QR Code is, why you need one, and how you can even create your own.
Mediation for senior lawyers By Patrick J. Hitpas Senior Lawyers, February 2013 Even if you have done well without mediation in your practice, you may want to use mediation as a resource as you continue your legal career. You may find that mediation helps to make your practice even more successful and enjoyable.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Frank V. Ariano, and Loren S. Golden Senior Lawyers, February 2013 This is the third installment of what hopefully will become a regular column in this newsletter.
Technology for seniors By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum and Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, October 2012 This is the second of what we hope will become a regular column in the ISBA Senior Lawyer Section Council newsletter.
Boo hoo! Nothing to do! By Earle Malkin Senior Lawyers, June 2012 Some thoughts on what makes a successful retirement.
Keys to active longevity By Joseph N. DuCanto Senior Lawyers, June 2012 Formulated after years of experience and consideration, the author shares his list of what may have contributed to his long life.
Starting somewhere By Frank V. Ariano Senior Lawyers, June 2012 Some guidance for attorneys who haven't yet used an iPad. 

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