CBA Record October 2017

October 2017 • Volume 31, Number 6 CONTENTS INSIDE THIS ISSUE Special Issue: CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week 2017: “For the Sake of the Community ” 26 For the Sake of the Community By Justice Michael B. Hyman 28 Community Development through Pro Bono By Anne Dodge, Angela Hall, and Jan Feldman 32 The Many Stories of Chicago’s Pro Bono Community By Roya Samarghandi, Angela Vigil, and Ajay Sundar 36 For the Sake of All the Elsies By Margaret Benson 40 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Concerns in the Profession: Shattering the Silence, Overcoming the Stigma By Trisha M. Rich and Lisa M. Kpor


10 President’s Page

Lawyers Call to Action

12 CBANews 20 Chicago Bar Foundation Report 22 Murphy’s Law 54 Legal Ethics

The Retired Lawyer as Pro Bono Volunteer By John Levin

56 LPMT Bits & Bytes

Be Smart with Microsoft Outlook By Catherine Sanders Reach

58 Nota Bene

RaiseYour Profile, Boost Your Business–Writing for Publication By Amy Cook

YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION 44 Doing Well by Doing Good By Jonathan B. Amarilio 46 How to Safely Advise Clients to Reject a Bad Deal By Matthew H. Bunn 50 Wills for Heroes and Their Families By Tracy A. Brammeier


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