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Newsletter articles from 2003
From the Chair
Busy, busy, busy. The members of the ISBA Young Lawyers Division Council marked 2002-2003 as a year to set the future vision and course of the council's activities and programs.
Handling a client
Clients often have unrealistic expectations about how the legal system works and what lawyers are able to do.
Negligent spoliation of evidence
Under Illinois law, the supreme court has declined to recognize a separate cause of action for spoliation of evidence.
Now…what was I going to say?
Three words that can strike fear into the heart of nearly every person who has to do presentations: Drawing a blank.
One size does not fit all
Have you ever tried to wear a garment that was one-size-fits-all? It is a great idea, but people just do not fall into a one-size-fits-all category.
One-way streets: Making a case for civility
These days it seems we are in danger of losing our civility as lawyers because far too many of us practice negative gamesmanship rather than positive professionalism.
TechnoLawyer.com: How to stay in touch when out of reach
Getting away from work has become nearly impossible. While you can use a Palm or similar handheld device to look up client appointments or telephone numbers and a cell phone to keep in touch with clients, the latest round of toys--er, tools--make it harder to disconnect from the office.
What is it worth to have a Web site?
Every law firm has a Web site. So should you. But in today's competitive economy, it's no longer enough to simply post your firm name, address and phone number online and think that this will somehow gain you prestige and clients.