2016 Articles

2016 Mock Trial February 2016 Mark your calendar and sign up to volunteer for these upcoming mock trial events!
ABA President-elect Hilarie Bass wants us to embrace technology By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. (Ret). October 2016 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 alternatives to registering for the ‘active’ practice of law By Timothy J. Howard October 2016 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.”
Another favorite app By William W. Austin June 2016 Have trouble remembering all of your passwords? Try this password manager app.
Book review: Operation Greylord By John W. Damisch June 2016 This book is the story of rampant bribery and fixing of cases in the Cook County court system during the 1980s and '90s
Book review: Those Angry Days By Gary T. Rafool 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 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 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.
Chair’s column By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. (Ret.) June 2016 An introduction to the issue from Chair Ed Schoenbaum.
Chair’s column By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. February 2016 A message from Senior Lawyers Chair Ed Schoenbaum.
Crash plan By Don Mateer February 2016 A user's review of this computer backup software.
Cyber Fraud and Cyber Security—What’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari October 2016 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.
Enjoying a Big Mac (iMac, that is)! By Frank V. Ariano February 2016 Author Frank Ariano explains how you can benefit from a new iMac computer.
A few words from the Chair By Frank V. Ariano October 2016 A message from Senior Lawyers Section Chair Frank Ariano.
How to stay young By John W. Damisch June 2016 John W. Damisch spent his 90th birthday downhill skiing-- see the photo proof!
IPad Pro – expensive but worth it if it meets your needs! By John T. Phipps June 2016 John Phipps identifies the pros and cons of this recently released tech tool.
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It doesn’t hurt to ask, and it may hurt not to ask! By Michael J. Maslanka June 2016 Caregivers and agents should not summarily pay bills without reading them and perhaps questioning them from time to time.
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October CLE riches By Eugenia C. Hunter October 2016 The month of October overflows with live CLE programs specially designed for senior lawyers, presented by the Senior Lawyers Section Council.    
Of counsel: What does that mean anyway? By Leonard F. Amari February 2016 Is there an actual, understandable definition of 'of counsel'? If so, what is it?
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The other side of the Power of Attorney coin By Michael J. Maslanka October 2016 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.  
Tech tips By Don Mateer June 2016 Author Don Mateer provides four suggestions to make your phone, computer, and e-mails a little more user-friendly.