Book Review: Defending Jacob by William LandayBy Jessica DurkinOctober 2013The reviewer contends the twist-filled conclusion, professional ethical dilemmas, and the “murder gene” debate could ignite several lively book club discussions.
Every will needs a paragraph allowing for a supplemental needs trustBy Carl M. Webber & J. Amber DrewApril 2013A will should include a paragraph that allows the Executor to set up Supplemental Needs Trusts, if, at the time of the death of the testator, any beneficiaries qualify under the Social Security Administration’s definition of “disabled.”
Five simple rules to protect your reputation as a law studentBy Marie K. SarantakisAugust 2013The legal community, while expansive, is particularly close-knit. The people sitting next to you in class, attorneys you meet at events, and judges you appear before on the bench are all people that you will run into again and again throughout your career.
ISBA YLD grants provide assistance for children in needBy Michael G. Bergmann & Leighanne RootDecember 2013The ISBAYLD Children’s Assistance Fund, in concert with the Illinois Bar Foundation, seeks to provide grants to organizations across the state related to children and law.
Mark your calendars now!October 2013Be sure to save the date for this year's Annual YLD Holiday Party, to be held on Friday, December 6, 2013.
Mark your calendars now!August 2013Be sure to save the date for this year's Annual YLD Holiday Party, to be held on Friday, December 6, 2013.
More things you never learned in law schoolBy Bradford L. BennettApril 2013The following are some suggestions a new attorney may find helpful that are not unique to any particular area of law, but those that the author wishes he had known before starting his career.
An overview of the Federal CJA PanelBy Anthony A. BrunoApril 2013Membership in the CJA panel could make you a better lawyer. Not only is it a great opportunity to meet a whole new courthouse of judges, clerks, probation officers and others, but it is an opportunity to practice an entirely separate system of law.
PhotosAugust 2013Put faces to names with these pictures of the YLD Section Council.