8th Annual Holiday Party to be held in DecemberBy Gregg A. GarofaloOctober 2005This year’s 8th Annual Holiday Party sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Foundation will be held December 2, 2005 at Joe’s On Weed Street from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (more information can be found at www.holidayparty.org).
Cross-oceanic etiquetteBy Gloria PetersenAugust 2005Cultural nuances and behaviors are as numerous as the peoples inhabiting the Earth. Be sure you have been briefed on the country and people you will be visiting.
Design your client agreement as a legal and marketing documentBy Trey RyderAugust 2005Don't underestimate the importance of your agreement as both a legal and marketing document. Because if prospects aren't comfortable with your agreement, they may not sign it--and all your prior legal marketing efforts have been for naught
Do ISBA members lead better lives?June 2005Have you ever said to yourself, "Wow, that lawyer is always prepared, amazingly confident, and even dresses exceptionally well-I wonder what her secret is!"
Effective jury waiver in criminal proceedingsBy Anthony ZecchinJune 2005The scope of this article is limited to jury waiver in criminal matters, i.e., misdemeanors and felonies, although "offense" is broadly defined as "a violation of any penal statute of this state." 725 ILCS 5/102-15.
Effective jury waiver in criminal proceedingsBy Anthony ZecchinApril 2005The scope of this article is limited to jury waiver in criminal matters, i.e., misdemeanors and felonies, although "offense" is broadly defined as "a violation of any penal statute of this state."
The importance of mentoringBy Justin HeatherAugust 2005Mentoring is essential to both the good practice of law and the future of the legal profession.
ISBA Inaugural Golf Classic updateBy Gina M. ArquillaOctober 2005Eight years ago, Franco Coladipietro (former YLD chair), Frank DiVito (former YLD chair), and Scott Guetzow recognized and appreciated a growing concern in our courthouses.
ISBA MentorCenter a stepping stone to successBy Roberta C. ConwellOctober 2005If you’re not working for yourself, you’re dead in the water!” Thus spoke the experienced lawyer to the newly admitted, mother-of-six lawyer who was finding it all she could do to drag herself to the job everyday. The words stuck in my head for six years while I worked for a giant corporation handling leasing and zoning. I pictured myself a dead fish, floating on my side. Dead in the water. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I was feeling like another kind of animal too—a chicken.
ISBA/YLD Champaign SocialBy Kelley A. GandurskiDecember 2005On September 23, 2005, the Young Lawyers Division held its first social event of the year at Rock’s Bar in Champaign, Illinois. All members of the YLD, past and present, and law students were invited to attend.
Making the most out of dining outBy Gloria PetersenDecember 2005Building a strong relationship with a restaurant starts with being highly respectful of the staff. They are there not just to serve your food, but to ensure that all your needs are met and that your event is successful.
Pro bono publico, for the public goodBy Justin HeatherDecember 2005Recently, there has been much debate in the legal community regarding the Illinois Supreme Court’s proposed rules regarding the reporting of pro bono hours.
Report from the ABA Annual MeetingBy Alvin RatanaOctober 2005On August 6-7, 2004, the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Assembly convened at the ABA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Report of approved grant requestsBy Dion DaviDecember 2005The Young Lawyers Division Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association met on Saturday, November 5th in Chicago to discuss, among many other items, five grant requests for funding through the Illinois Bar Foundation/Young Lawyers Division Children’s Assistance Fund.
The seven deadly sins of business e-mailBy Eric M. RosenbergApril 2005Since its inception, e-mail has been hailed justifiably as a productivity tool. But why should it also be productive for the prosecutor or plaintiff as a source of evidence? What can we do as lawyers to stop the creation and dissemination of troublesome electronic communications?
Superhero SyndromeBy Heather M. FritschDecember 2005It struck me the other day that every time I run into a practicing attorney I knew from law school (or another young attorney that I know well), the very first question that is asked is: “So—what do you think?”