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The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Senior Lawyers

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Newsletter Articles From 2018

2018 ISBA high school mock trial invitational June 2018 The 2018 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational was held on March 24-25 at the University of Illinois College of Law.
A book review of Hero of the Empire By Gary T. Rafool June 2018 A review of Hero of the Empire, which focuses on the life of Winston Churchill.
Book review: Being Mortal By Gary T. Rafool November 2018 A summary of the 2014 book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
Book review: Testimony By Gary T. Rafool February 2018 Unlike most of the Scott Turow's novels, Testimony does not take place so much in the court room, but it develops around an investigation during 2015 into the disappearance of some 400 gypsy refugees in Bosnia in 2004.
Death, disability, disappearance, or disbarment By Richard C. Goodwin November 2018 Things to consider for responsibly planning the closing of your law office.
From the chair By Pat Leston November 2018 An introduction to the issue from Pat Leston, chair of the Senior Lawyers Section.
From the chair By Timothy J. Howard June 2018 A message from the chair, Timothy J. Howard, as the bar years comes to a close.
From the Chair By Timothy J. Howard February 2018 Read the message from Chair Timothy Howard to learn what the Senior Lawyers Section has been up to recently.
Illinois adopts the Uniform Bar Examination – What’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari November 2018 The Illinois Supreme Court recently adopted the Uniform Bar Exam as a main component for bar admission.
Pro bono anywhere By Nicole Capretta February 2018 With Illinois Legal Aid Online's Virtual Advice Clinic, lawyers can provide meaningful pro bono advice from their living rooms. Learn how you can volunteer!
Recommendations for free CLE relevant to senior lawyers By Eugenia C. Hunter June 2018 Recommendations on succession and transition planning continued legal education. 
Security checkup By Don Mateer June 2018 Suggestions for safeguarding your online accounts, browsing more securely, and securing your internet connection.
Services at ISBA Mutual’s new Loop office By Bob Downs February 2018 If you’re downtown looking for a place to relax, have a cup of coffee and kill some time, consider stopping by ISBA Mutual’s office on the eighth floor at 20 S. Clark St. in downtown Chicago.
A trip to Israel By Hon. Patrick J. Leston, (ret.) February 2018 As lawyers enter the “senior” phase of their professional careers, many start enjoying a few more personal days and looking forward to a bit more vacation time. But if you still crave a bit of adventure, consider an ISBA or IJA tour.
What happened to the senior lawyer listserve? By Don Mateer February 2018 Welcome to the new world of communicating with your fellow lawyers.
Why file the last will and testament? By Michael J. Maslanka 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.