Central Illinois Business Magazine
EDITOR'S NOTE          April 2016


Traci Nally

By Traci Nally
general counsel for The N-G

...to the inaugural issue of the The Lawyer's Edition. The idea of devoting this edition of CIB to the legal profession was not my own, I am ashamed to say. Credit goes to former Publisher of the News-Gazette, John R. Foreman. He suggested it and I ran with it.

John Foreman, being the Publisher for 11 years and being the Editor in Chief for more years than that, has had many an occasion to work for lawyers, be threatened by lawyers, collaborate with lawyers, and publish innumerable stories about the best and the worst of the legal profession.

So it should come as no surprise that John has been close enough "in" to realize that lawyers are not only professionals but also business owners and operators, and therefore a suitable choice for CIB to honor.

So, let's just put away the stale attorney jokes* for just this one instance and recognize that May 1 is Law Day. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared it so, saying in response to the Cold War and the Soviet Union's annual parade of its latest weaponry in Red Square, "In a very real sense, the world no longer has a choice between force and law. If civilization is to survive it must choose the rule of law."

I hope you enjoy the issue and learn something new about attorneys and the many things that they do.

Traci E. Nally, General Counsel for The News-Gazette, Inc. and D.W.S., Inc.

* "How can I ever thank you?" gushed a woman to Clarence Darrow, after he had solved her legal troubles. "My dear woman," Darrow replied, "ever since the Phoenicians invented money there has been only one answer to that question."

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