October 2016Volume 8Number 1PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

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In This Issue…

  • A few words from the Chair
    A message from Senior Lawyers Section Chair Frank Ariano.
  • October CLE riches
    The month of October overflows with live CLE programs specially designed for senior lawyers, presented by the Senior Lawyers Section Council.    
  • Book review: Those Angry Days
    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.
  • Cyber Fraud and Cyber Security—What’s this all about?
    This article deals with the attorney, and therefore his client, whose email address was used to misdirect a wire transfer to or from a client.
  • ABA President-elect Hilarie Bass wants us to embrace technology
    Hilarie Bass, in her opening speech at the ABA Annual Meeting, said “Lawyers need to accept and embrace technological innovation, so it can be used to increase access to justice for all.”
  • The other side of the Power of Attorney coin
    From time to time, a client may come in to consult with the attorney and relate facts, including that someone else is acting as agent under another person’s power of attorney, and that there may be some misfeasance, malfeasance, or abuse going on. That is the other side of the coin.  
  • The alternatives to registering for the ‘active’ practice of law
    If you were considering leaving the full-time practice of law, what are your options in registering with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC)? There are four different alternative statuses described in the Illinois Supreme Court Rules. They are “inactive status,” “disability inactive status,” “retirement status” and “permanent retirement status.” The place to begin understanding the differences is Supreme Court Rule 756, which is titled “Registration and Fees.”

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