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Lincoln Bicentennial

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.

His reverence for the law

This is the year of Lincoln and Illinois lawyers have special reason this Law Day to celebrate our connection to one of the most revered figures in world history.

Lessons from our state’s greatest lawyer

Someday, when I look back on my life, I know I will regard my being president of The Chicago Bar Association during the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth as one of the highest highlights.

His power was in his words

Abraham Lincoln had a true genius for the effective use of language. In an era lacking today’s instant communications technology and media ‘’sound bites,” and in a time when people relied upon newspapers for information and traveled far and wide to gather together to hear political debates, language was the principal means of shaping discourse and influencing public opinion.

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