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2010 Press Releases

December 13, 2010
CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at its Midyear Meeting on December 8 honored the 1960 Class of Distinguished Counsellors at a luncheon at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. The lawyers were celebrating 50 years of service to the Illinois bar (see list below).
November 30, 2010
CHICAGO, IL – The Honorable Michael A. Corriero, a retired New York state judge whose court became a model for mobilization and coordination of treatment and social services for children prosecuted in adult courts, will deliver the keynote address at the annual joint Midyear Meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Judges Association on Friday, December 10, at 9 a.m.
November 1, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, IL – John L. Nisivaco, a partner in the Chicago personal injury firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the board of governors of the Illinois State Bar Association.
October 26, 2010
CHICAGO, IL – In a non-partisan voter education initiative, the 33,000-member Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has placed ads in 280 print and online newspaper outlets statewide that encourage citizens to vote for qualified judges.
October 8, 2010
Springfield, IL – Ratings of all candidates for judicial office in Illinois in the November 2 election are available on the web site of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) – www.isba.org/judicialevaluations.
September 9, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Two Bloomington attorneys and the Mock Trial Program at Illinois State University (ISU) in Normal will receive the first “Lawyers Care” award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on Thursday, September 9, during a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Commons area of the Bone Student Center, ISU campus.  ISU President Al Bowman will attend.  PLEASE NOTE: THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION TIME IS 4:30 p.m.
July 28, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Mark E. Wojcik, of Chicago, and Carl R. Draper, of Springfield, havebeen elected secretary and treasurer, respectively, of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
July 2, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Urbana attorney John E. Thies has moved up the organizational ladder of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), becoming second vice president of the organization.
July 1, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Chicago attorney John G. Locallo has moved up the organizational ladder of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), becoming  president-elect of the organization on Saturday, June 26, at the ISBA’s 134th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, in St. Louis, Missouri.
June 30, 2010
The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) announced that the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) received the Best Program Award for Professional Excellence for ISBA’s innovative New Admittee Virtual Coffeehouse: Basic Skills and More program, the top award in the Best Program category. ACLEA will formally present the award to the ISBA at the ACLEA Annual Meeting in New York City on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.
June 25, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Mt. Vernon, Illinois attorney Mark D. Hassakis will be installed today as the 134th president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

June 15, 2010
The Illinois State Bar Association will present awards in several categories at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 25 during the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis.
May 28, 2010
The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has elected Chicago attorney Paula Hudson Holderman as third vice president, and six members to its 25-member Board of Governors. Holderman will move up the organizational ladder to become ISBA president in three years.
April 26, 2010
(SPRINGFIELD, Illinois)  Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can call and talk to a lawyer – at no cost – on Saturday, May 1, Ask a Lawyer Day.
 
Lawyer volunteers will answer phones at four locations around the state from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Any Illinois resident can call 1-800-252-8908, toll-free, or a local number in some areas for a free phone consultation with a lawyer.
January 13, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (For release on January 13, 2010) – All candidates for Illinois judicial offices in the February 2 primary election have been rated by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) evaluation committees, or in a poll conducted by ISBA. Results are available on-line at www.isba.org/YouBeTheJudge.