Articles on Young Lawyers

Changes to 430 ILCS 65 (FOID Statute) By Rahnesha C. Williams Young Lawyers Division, February 2022 An overview of recent modifications and additions to the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Statute.
5 Things an Associate Can Do to Keep Up By Vaughn J. Richardson Young Lawyers Division, December 2021 Five lessons one young lawyer learned during the first year of practice.
An Associate’s Checklist for Preparing for Trial By Susannah J. Price Young Lawyers Division, December 2021 Seven tips for associate attorneys to prepare to try a simple case to jury verdict.
The Class of COVID-19: New Attorneys Navigating the Pandemic By Robert O’Connor Young Lawyers Division, December 2021 Three attorneys share their experiences transitioning to different firms during the pandemic. 
Distinguishing Yourself in a Crowded Legal Marketplace By Stephanie Tang Young Lawyers Division, December 2021 Three tips to help young associates network and find their niche within the legal field.
Evaluating Objections to Workplace Vaccine Mandates By Terrill A. Wilkins Young Lawyers Division, December 2021 An overview of current guidelines for evaluating requested medical and religious exemptions from employer vaccine mandates.
The Six-Figure Elephant in the (Court)room By Kaleigh Barrett Young Lawyers Division, December 2021 Although student loan debt has long been the elephant in the courtroom, it is starting to become a leading topic of discussion.
How and When to Say No to a Client or Potential Client By Christine Hunt Young Lawyers Division, September 2021 Attorneys, especially new attorneys, can be afraid to say no to a client or a potential client, but it’s an essential skill to learn.
How to Manage Client Expectations By Judith Conway Young Lawyers Division, September 2021 Advice for managing client expectations.
Eight Common Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Next Appellate Brief By Phillip G. Palmer, Jr. Young Lawyers Division, April 2021 Common mistakes to avoid when drafting appellate court briefs.
An Introverted Look By Trent Cameron Young Lawyers Division, April 2021 Reflections from an introvert after a year of COVID-19.
Preparing for Adverse Fact Witness Depositions By Bruno R. Marasso Young Lawyers Division, April 2021 A four-step framework to help new attorneys prepare for depositions.
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Forms Racial Justice Coalition By Azar Alexander, Chastidy Burns, & Kenny Matuszewski Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, September 2020 A look at the Racial Justice Coalition formed by the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section in response to the devastating loss of so many lives at the hands of law enforcement.
Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Forms Racial Justice Coalition By Azar Alexander, Chastidy Burns, & Kenny Matuszewski Young Lawyers Division, September 2020 A look at the Racial Justice Coalition formed by the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section in response to the devastating loss of so many lives at the hands of law enforcement.
Words of Wisdom From a Not So ‘Young Lawyer’ By John Bathke Young Lawyers Division, September 2020 Three mantras to live by in your career as a lawyer.
Cranberry Scones: From Ingredients in Your Pantry By Hannah R. Lamore Young Lawyers Division, April 2020 A recipe for scones using pantry staples.
So You Got a Railroad Worker Case? By Susannah Price Young Lawyers Division, April 2020 The distinction between a workers’ compensation case and a Federal Employer's Liability Act case highlight why it is so important to research and ask questions from your supervisors or consult with other practitioners when you get a new case and you are unfamiliar with the area of law.
5 Reasons Face-to-Face Networking Is Critical Now More Than Ever for Young Lawyers By Genevieve E. Niemann Young Lawyers Division, February 2020 Although electronic networking can save you time, it is no replacement for face-to-face communication to build your network.
ISBA YLD Member Marie Sarantakis Interviews Leading Author and Acclaimed McHenry County Family Law Practitioner Gunnar Gitlin By Marie Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, February 2020 Marie Sarantakis sat down with renowned author and family law practitioner Gunnar Gitlin to discuss his experiences as a divorce attorney and tips for new lawyers.
Tips on Courtroom Etiquette in a Criminal Courtroom By Edward Wasilewski Young Lawyers Division, February 2020 Three practical courtroom etiquette tips for young lawyers.
5 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property By Kenneth Matuszewski Young Lawyers Division, January 2020 A primer on intellectual property law for young lawyers.
Career Services Offices and the Young Practitioner By Matthew V. Chimienti Young Lawyers Division, January 2020 Law school career services offices are an often-overlooked resource for young lawyers hoping to change jobs, transition into a different area of practice, or hang their own shingle.
FICO DROPUF: An Acronym for Deposing Doctors By Bruno R. Marasso Young Lawyers Division, January 2020 An outline of the important topics to explore when deposing a doctor, which can often present interesting power dynamics.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work By Rutherford P. Dinkelridge, IV Young Lawyers Division, January 2020 Tips and tricks for effective teamwork.
Navigating Your Domestic Relations Court Appearance in Cook County By Karen VanderMeer Young Lawyers Division, November 2019 Practical tips to help new attorneys navigate domestic relations court appearances in Cook County.
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When Form Construction Contracts Are Not Enough: Top 5 Construction Contract Drafting Tips By Mallory P. Sanzeri Young Lawyers Division, November 2019 An overview of the common clauses in form construction contracts that can leave contractors exposed to unnecessary litigation.
Speaking to my newly-admitted self By Jennifer A. Haase Young Lawyers Division, June 2019 Words of advice for new attorneys who may be feeling overwhelmed entering the practice of law.
Trying your first case: A primer on getting to opening statements By Bruno R. Marasso Young Lawyers Division, June 2019 An outline of what needs to be done to prepare to try your first case.
Young lawyer buying out a law practice with a retiring senior partner and the issues related thereto By Leonard F. Amari & Trent West Senior Lawyers, March 2019 A look at the issues any young lawyer must consider before deciding whether to buy out a retiring lawyer's firm.

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