2006 ABA Annual MeetingBy Dion DaviDecember 2006The 2006 ABA Annual Meeting took place this year in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The 2nd Annual YLD Golf OutingBy Kelley A. GandurskiJune 2006It’s that time again! The 2nd Annual YLD Golf Outing will take place on Friday, July 14, 2006 at the Indian Lakes Golf Course in Bloomingdale, Illinois.
The 2nd Annual YLD Golf OutingBy Kelley A. Gandurski & Gina M. ArquillaApril 2006It’s that time again! The 2nd Annual YLD Golf Outing will take place on Friday, July 14, 2006 at the Indian Lakes Golf Course in Bloomingdale, Illinois.
The ABA Midyear MeetingBy Kelley A. GandurskiApril 2006This year, the ISBA/YLD Council voted to send four delegates to the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings of the Young Lawyers Division Assembly.
Arête and Atticus FinchBy J.A. SebastianAugust 2006Mike Papantonio, who organized the mass tort practice at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Eschner & Proctor in Pensacola, Florida, will speak during the kickoff plenary session of the second annual ISBA SOLO AND SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE to be held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles on Thursday, September 14, 2006.
Book reviewBy Heather M. FritschDecember 2006A review of <i>The Hearing</i> by John Lescroart.
Book reviewBy Heather M. FritschOctober 2006“I would remind the reader of this book that we only have a life estate in the profession. We are obligated to improve the remainder for those who follow us.”
Book reviewBy Heather M. FritschAugust 2006In this novel, Scott Turow shows us the main character from his previous novel, Sandy Stern. Stern is a middle-aged defense attorney who has worked his way up from a struggling new lawyer to a successful, respected attorney.
Book reviewBy Heather M. FritschJune 2006Although Jodi Picoult’s biography states that she has an A.B. in creative writing and a master’s degree in education, it is hard for me to believe that she is not writing from experience as a practicing attorney.
Defined Contribution Plans— Summary and LimitsBy Dr. Bart A. BasiAugust 2006There are many types of retirement plans available for taxpayers. In fact, there are so many, the President has considered reducing retirement accounts from the many types that exist today into one simplified retirement savings program.
The Editors’ SpotBy Debra Liss Thomas & David DwyerFebruary 2006Welcome to the fourth issue of the YLD newsletter for 2005 - 2006. Here is a brief update on a few things happening over the next several months with the YLD.
From the ChairBy Ryan HendersonOctober 2006Over the years the YLD Children’s Assistance Fund has provided thousands of dollars to Children’s Waiting Rooms at courthouses throughout the state.
From the ChairBy Ryan HendersonAugust 2006When I sat down to write this article about this year’s upcoming YLD events, I thought about a question I have received over the years—What does the YLD do?
From the ChairBy Dennis J. BeninatoJune 2006The Young Lawyers Division Council of the ISBA began the 2005-2006 year with many new faces and sizeable goals.
From the ChairBy Dennis J. BeninatoApril 2006Several years ago, a few members of the ISBA’s YLD made a decision.
Inaugural Lunch With a Judge program a successBy Dion DaviJune 2006Success!! Success!! Success!! These were my thoughts as the inaugural Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and DuPage County Bar Association New and Young Lawyers Committee co-sponsored Lunch with a Judge presentation came to a conclusion.
Meredith E. Ritchie, Attorney At LawBy Maxine R. WeissDecember 2006Meredith Ritchie was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1991. She is a former Chair of ISBA’s Young Lawyers Division and recently finished her term as Chair of ISBA’s Women and the Law committee.
The new MCLE rules: An overviewBy Michele M. JochnerFebruary 2006After several years of discussion and debate, the Illinois Supreme Court, on September 29, 2005, adopted new and amended rules requiring all active practitioners licensed in Illinois to comply with a “Minimum Continuing Legal Education” (MCLE) requirement.
Pasta, Pasta EverywhereBy Heather M. FritschApril 2006No…..this photograph does not show a group of mad scientists in their white coats. It actually shows Young Lawyer Division Members working to give back to the community.
Playing by the rules has its advantagesBy Jamie L. BasOctober 2006If you go through your mail and find a document called a Request to Admit Facts, make sure you carefully read Illinois Supreme Court Rule 216, which governs this document.