2015 Articles

10 steps to curate a professional image online By Corey Varma October 2015 When someone types your name into a search engine, what will they see? Use these 10 tips to improve what future employers, clients and adversaries may learn about you online.
17th Annual Holiday Party fundraiser for Children’s Assistance Fund a hit! By J. Amber Drew February 2015 A big thank-you to everyone who participated!
2015 Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest winners April 2015 Find out more about this year's winners and then make a plan to submit your entry for the 2016 contest!
8th Annual YLD Bean Bag Tournament to be held on April 25, 2015 By Bryan Wilson April 2015 Save the date for this event that puts the fun in fundraiser!
Are you a business person or business professional? By Ann Marie Sabath February 2015 Seventeen scenarios to help you determine whether you're on the right track to climbing the career ladder.
Bar examination scores decline, presenting a challenge for law schools—and for the profession By Daniel Thies December 2015 The failure of our system of legal education to ensure that prospective lawyers are capable is a problem for the entire profession.
Being a young lawyer with kids—Enhancing work-life balance By Joshua D. Herman June 2015 Some suggestions for a successful "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."
Boosting your online presence through Facebook advertising By Julie Pirtle December 2015 If your firm does not already have a dedicated Facebook page, you need one--immediately
CLAIM! A voice for the voiceless, opportunities to help women in need By John Bathke October 2015 The Chicago Legal Aid for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM) aims to give incarcerated women a voice and access to the justice system.
Communication etiquette as a young lawyer—Responsiveness By Vincent A. Oppedisano October 2015 Developing a good sense of how to best reply to different communications will help you in your practice in a number of ways. Here are a few rules and general guidelines that should help.
DePaul alumni share secrets of success with current law students By Sherry H. Joseph April 2015 On the Evening of March 19, 2015, five alumni of the University of DePaul College of Law engaged in honest and practical conversations with current law students on the realities of practicing law.
E-mail courtesy DOs and taboos By Ann Marie Sabath April 2015 Some suggestions and a top ten list of common e-mail mistakes.
Eight tips for law students taking the MPRE By Marie K. Sarantakis December 2015 A few tips to keep in mind when preparing to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.
Ernie Banks: A primer By Tim Ritchey & Madeleine Minton April 2015 Legendary Chicago Cubs player Ernie Banks’ story is a learning moment for any lawyer who may face the issue of undue influence.
Exploring the viability of expanding 711 licenses to law students working for private law firms By Marie K. Sarantakis October 2015 711 limited law licenses are currently allowed for law students working under the supervision of a legal aid organization, office of the public defender, or law office of the State. But what about the students externing for private practitioners who are performing similar work? 
Five methods to transcend from zealous to zen By Marie K. Sarantakis August 2015 A few ideas to empower you to become more resilient and centered in an ever-connected and fast-paced world.
Five things I learned about practicing law, and life in general, after law school By Priscilla Singer April 2015 The author shares five of the life lessons she's learned so far.
From the incoming Chair—Why you need the YLD and why it needs YOU By Gerald Napleton June 2015 A message from incoming Chair Gerald Napleton.
Great Springfield-area volunteer opportunity on October 9 By George L. Schoenbeck October 2015 Volunteer your time at "Computer Basics 2015: Is This Thing On?" You don't need any in-depth knowledge of any particular program, but you could help out a senior in need!
How to be an asset to your firm By Poonam K. Lakhani April 2015 With a volatile economy where clients are quick to take their business to a competing firm, there are certain steps you can take to make yourself invaluable and irreplaceable.
How to put your most professional-self forward on voice-mail By Ann Marie Sabath June 2015 The author shares her voicemail etiquette tips.
How to successfully ask for a raise By Lyndsay A. Markley December 2015 Salary negotiations can be difficult for everyone involved if the process isn't handled professionally. Consult these tips before asking for a raise and you may be well on your way to achieving what you want.
How to use LinkedIn to its maximum potential By Erin Wilson & Marie K. Sarantakis December 2015 Some insider tips for maximizing your professional profile.
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Interviewing tips, take 1 By Maxine Weiss Kunz August 2015 Some suggestions for 'wowing' in your next interview.
ISBA YLD and JMLS ADR Society co-host career panel at The John Marshall Law School By Marie K. Sarantakis June 2015 On April 6, 2015, the ISBA Young Lawyers Division, in conjunction with the JMLS ADR Society, hosted a panel called “Career Paths in Alternative Dispute Resolution” at The John Marsh
ISBA YLD members gather at the Annual Meeting in Lake Geneva By Marie K. Sarantakis August 2015 An insider's look at the YLD's activities at the ISBA's June meeting.
ISBA YLD members volunteer on live television By Marie K. Sarantakis April 2015 On March 9th, law students and young attorneys gathered at WTTW Studios in Chicago to raise funds for public television.
ISBA YLD’s Law Student Divisions holds its 2nd Annual Speed-Mentoring Event By Marron Mahoney June 2015 A recap of this popular event, which was held in April.
Lawyers: Don’t forget the importance of being ‘present’ By Lyndsay Markley October 2015 The author attended a seminar earlier this year and was reminded of the importance to slow down and remember what truly matters.
Negotiation hooks By Iryna Sokhatska December 2015 Some rules and techniques to remember to achieve your desired outcome.