That's Robert Craghead--not Santa--gracing the cover of the December Illinois Bar Journal.

That’s Robert Craghead–not Santa–gracing the cover of the December Illinois Bar Journal.

When you edit a legal magazine, here’s one thing you end up doing—a lot: Reading other legal magazines. (Plus websites, newsletters, podcasts, videos, skywriting, and messages in bottles).

Occasionally, the stack of reading material can get pretty daunting, so you wrestle your nemesis to the ground and focus on what will engage you the most. And that’s how I came across … a terrific Q&A.

Robert Craghead is the longtime Executive Director of the Illinois State Bar Association. Fortunately for his colleagues and lawyers from the Land of Lincoln, he’s also one of the nicest guys in the legal biz.

I’ve had the pleasure to speak with Bob many times at national conferences, and I never fail to walk away with a smile on my face—and an idea or two to steal for my own association.

The Q&A is concise—I’m guessing it will take you 15 minutes to read. And when you do, you’ll hear a smart guy address issues that will determine the future of the legal profession.

You can read the magazine piece here.

Well done to Bob and the smart folks at the Illinois Bar Journal.

In my experience, it's hard not to find Robert Craghead smiling.

In my experience, it’s hard not to find Robert Craghead smiling.