2006 Articles

2006 ABA Annual Meeting By Dion Davi December 2006 The 2006 ABA Annual Meeting took place this year in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The 2nd Annual YLD Golf Outing By Kelley A. Gandurski June 2006 It’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 Outing By Kelley A. Gandurski & Gina M. Arquilla April 2006 It’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 Meeting By Kelley A. Gandurski April 2006 This 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 Finch By J.A. Sebastian August 2006 Mike 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 review By Heather M. Fritsch December 2006 A review of <i>The Hearing</i> by John Lescroart.
Book review By Heather M. Fritsch October 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 review By Heather M. Fritsch August 2006 In 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 review By Heather M. Fritsch June 2006 Although 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.
Chris Haaff—6+ years of greatness with the Law Student Committee By Robert Fink June 2006 After more than six years of hard work and extreme dedication, YLD member Chris Haaff is stepping down as Chair of the YLD Law Student Division Committee.
Defined Contribution Plans— Summary and Limits By Dr. Bart A. Basi August 2006 There 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’ Spot By Debra Liss Thomas & David Dwyer February 2006 Welcome 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 Chair By Ryan Henderson October 2006 Over 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 Chair By Ryan Henderson August 2006 When 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 Chair By Dennis J. Beninato June 2006 The Young Lawyers Division Council of the ISBA began the 2005-2006 year with many new faces and sizeable goals.
From the Chair By Dennis J. Beninato April 2006 Several years ago, a few members of the ISBA’s YLD made a decision.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs): Are they the right option for you? June 2006 In the maze of health care, it’s sometimes difficult to determine what’s right for you. Health Savings Accounts are a relatively new program, and one you should be aware of.
How to reduce the real estate taxes on your home By Katherine A. Amari April 2006 Homeowners may contest their real estate taxes with the local taxing officials; the Cook County Assessor’s Office and the Cook County Board of Review.
How to use the Respondent in Discovery statute to your advantage By Jamie L. Bas April 2006 One helpful statute that many young lawyers may not be aware of is the respondent in discovery statute, located at 735 ILCS 5/2-402.
Improving job satisfaction in the legal profession By Justin Heather June 2006 Understanding the root cause of job-related dissatisfaction is the key to discovering the cure. 
Inaugural Lunch With a Judge program a success By Dion Davi June 2006 Success!! 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.
ISBA/YLD 2nd Annual Golf Classic By Gina M. Arquilla August 2006 We are proud to report that the ISBA/YLD 2nd Annual Golf Classic was a huge success.
The Law Student Division Committee – Who we are, what we do and where we are going By Robert Fink October 2006 The Law Student Division Committee is comprised of several law students from each member law school.
Managing your relationship with pro bono clients By Lindsay Wilson Gowin October 2006 What if a lawyer and her pro bono client, after exhaustive discussion, cannot reach an agreement on tactics or strategy?
Meredith E. Ritchie, Attorney At Law By Maxine R. Weiss December 2006 Meredith 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 overview By Michele M. Jochner February 2006 After 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 Everywhere By Heather M. Fritsch April 2006 No…..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 advantages By Jamie L. Bas October 2006 If 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.
Professionalism and the need for civility By Justin Heather April 2006 Have you heard the one about the priest, the rabbi, and the lawyer stranded in a raft in shark-infested waters?
Report on ABA House of Delegates Annual Meeting By Gina M. Arquilla October 2006 The House of Delegates of the American Bar Association met on August 7- 8, 2006 at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.