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Joel Frank Henning, American Lawyer, author, publisher, consultant. Bar: Illinois 1965.


Henning, Joel Frank was born on September 15, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Alexander M. and Henrietta (Frank) Henning.


AB, Harvard University, 1961; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1964.


Associate Sonnenschein, Levinson, Carlin, Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago, 1965-1970. Fellow, director program Adlai Stevenson Institute International Affairs, 1970-1973. National director Youth Education for Citizenship, 1972-1975.

Director professional education American Bar Association, Chicago, 1975-1978. Assistant executive director communications and education American Bar Association, 1978-1980. Partner Joel Henning & Associates, 1980-1987.

Senior vice president, general counsel, member executive committee Hildebrandt, International, Inc., since 1987. President, public LawLetters, Inc., 1980-1989. Public Lawyer Hiring and Training Report, 1980-1989.

Chicago arts culture columnist Wall St. Journal, since 1989. Public Almanac of Federal Judiciary, 1984-1989. Editor Business Lawyer Update, 1980-1987.

Member faculty Institute on Law and Ethics, Council Philosophical Studies. Chairman Fund for Justice, Chicago, 1979-1985.


  • Bar: Illinois 1965.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Law-Related Education in America: Guidelines for the Future, 1975, Holistic Running: Beyond the Threshhold of Fitness, 1978, Mandate for Change: The Impact of Law on Educational Innovation, 1979, Improving Lawyer Productivity: How to Train, Manage and Supervise Your Lawyers, 1985, Law Practice and Management Desk Book, 1987, Lawyers Guide to Managing and Training Lawyers, 1988, Maximizing Law Firm Profitability: Hiring, Training and Developing Productive Lawyers, 1991-1998, also articles.


Chairman Governor's Commission on Financing Arts in Illinois, 1970-1971. Board directors Illinois Arts Council, 1971-1981, Columbia College, Chicago. Board directors, vice president, public education executive committee American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.

Trustee Southeast Chicago Commission. Member Joseph Jefferson Theatrical Awards Committee. Fellow American Bar Foundation (life).

Member American Law Institute, American Bar Association (house of deals), Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Council Lawyers (co-founder), Social Science Education Consortium.


Married Grace Weiner, May 24, 1964 (divorced July 1987). Children: Justine, Sarah-Anne, Dara. Married Rosemary Nadolsky, June 21, 1992 (divorced July 2007).

1 child, Alexandra.

Alexander M. Henning

Henrietta (Frank) Henning

Rosemary Nadolsky

Grace Weiner

Dara Henning

Alexandra Henning

Sarah-Anne Henning

Justine Henning