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2019 Articles

Another Successful Computer Class for Senior Lawyers By Don Mateer September 2019 An overview of a recent computer class hosted by the Senior Lawyers Section Council.
Basic computers for seniors: The next step By Don Mateer March 2019 An overview of the upcoming program Basic Computers for Seniors: The Next Step, which will be held in Bloomington on May 15.
Book review: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ By Gary T. Rafool May 2019 A review of the book ‘Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI’ by David Grann.
Book review: The Bully Pulpit By Gary T. Rafool March 2019 A book review of The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Book Review: ‘The Chief Justices: The Seventeen Men and the Center Seat, Their Courts, and Their Times’ by Daniel A Cotter By Leonard Amari September 2019 A summary of ‘The Chief Justices: The Seventeen Men and the Center Seat, Their Courts, and Their Times,’ a history of everyone who has served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Book review: The Last Day of Night By Gary T. Rafool January 2019 A summary and review of The Last Day of Night by Graham Moore.
Burned out? Overwhelmed? Meet Dr. Diana Uchiyama and the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program By Mary F. Petruchius May 2019 An interview with Dr. Diana Uchiyama, the executive director of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program.
Calling senior lawyers! By Tim Howard January 2019 An overview of opportunities for attorneys and judges to volunteer their time in their communities toward the advancement of civics education.
CLE review of ‘Winding Down: A Primer for the Retiring Attorney and Disaster Planning for Younger and Solo Practitioners’ By Raquel G. Martinez May 2019 A summary of the recent CLE, ‘Winding Down: A Primer for the Retiring Attorney and Disaster Planning for Younger and Solo Practitioners.'
Evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions: A quick refresher By Michael J. Maslanka March 2019 Armstead v. National Freight, Inc. provides a good explanation of the differences between evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions.
Financial exploitation of the elderly: An overview By Eugenia C. Hunter May 2019 Financial exploitation of the elderly falls into two general categories: fraud by strangers and exploitation by family and caregivers.
From the Chair By Eugenia C. Hunter September 2019 A note from the chair, Eugenia C. Hunter.
From the chair By Pat Leston May 2019 A note from the chair of the Senior Lawyers Section Council, Pat Leston.
From the chair By Hon. Patrick J. Leston January 2019 A note from the chair, Hon. Patrick J. Leston.
A Fun and Sometimes Challenging App By Don Mateer September 2019 Insight into an engaging, free, and unique word puzzle game.
Hello Dubai By Hon. Patrick J. Leston, (ret.) March 2019 A note from the chair, Hon. Patrick J. Leston (ret.).
Is Africa on Your Bucket List? By Hon. Patrick J. Leston, (ret.) September 2019 Hon. Patrick J. Leston recalls his visits to Africa.
Law Firm Succession and Exit Strategies: Implementation of the Strategies and Plans By John W. Olmstead September 2019 Key considerations when managing a succession or transition at your law firm.
LSAT or GRE: Which Exam Should a Law School Applicant Take? By Leonard Amari September 2019 There is a growing trend in law school admissions to accept GRE scores instead of LSAT scores—so which should applicants take?
New Elder/Adult Abuse Fatality Review Team Resources Available By Lori A. Stiegel September 2019 Elder/adult abuse fatality review teams examine deaths caused by or related to mistreatment to identify system gaps and improve victim services.
New statutory training requirement for guardians By William A. Austin March 2019 An overview of updates to the Probate Act.
Planning for the long term By Donna J. Jackson & Chantelle Hickman-Ladd May 2019 When planning for retirement, medical expenses, long-term care, and possible nursing home stays might not be the first thing that pops into someone’s mind. However, these costs might take the biggest bite out your budget.
Pro bono opportunities for retired lawyers By Timothy J. Howard January 2019 Information for all retired lawyers to find a pro bono opportunity, regardless of their registration status.
Proposed Change to Illinois Statute of Repose for Attorney Malpractice By Janet Grove September 2019 At the 2019 ISBA Annual Meeting in June, the Assembly approved support for a proposed change in the Illinois statute of repose applicable to attorney malpractice for estate planning.
Quick Takes recordings By Don Mateer January 2019 How to get started with your Quick Takes for Your Practice video.
Succession planning: The proposed Supreme Court Rule 781 By John T. Phipps January 2019 At the June 2018 ISBA Annual Meeting, the ISBA Assembly approved the proposed Illinois Supreme Court Rule 781, which was drafted by the ISBA Special Committee on Succession and Transition Planning and is awaiting review by the Illinois Supreme Court Professionalism and Rules Committee.
Tangential relationships for the ‘winding down’ attorney: co-counsel, of counsel, referring attorney, tenant, etc. By Leonard F. Amari May 2019 Oftentimes, a lawyer who is ready to quit the practice of law elects to downsize rather than completely shutdown, often entering into an agreement with another firm or lawyer. These relationships, however, create the very real risk of vicarious malpractice liability.
This is when you know it may be time to ‘hang it up’ as a lawyer By Mark D. Hassakis May 2019 Signs it is time to consider retiring from the practice of law.
What happened to the senior lawyer listserv? By Don Mateer January 2019 Information to get involved in the Senior Lawyers discussion on ISBA Central.
Why I Fish By Herb Franks September 2019 Although being a senior lawyer has its perks, it is important to find enjoyable ways to unwind.