I began practicing law in 1956 at Isham, Lincoln & Beale, a first-rate firm formed in 1872 but no longer in existence. I was paid $4,800 a year - the top "going rate" at the leading Chicago firms. The work was demanding, but not suicidal; it allowed time for family, pro bono work and professional and civicactivities - all of which were encouraged.I loved the work, and believed myself to be fairly …
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