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2012 Press Releases

December 17, 2012

The 203-member policy-making Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has adopted a proposed rule governing recusal of judges in cases where a party has made a campaign contribution to the judge. The Assembly voted to adopt the rule during the ISBA’s Midyear Meeting on December 15 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers here.

December 17, 2012

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) honored the 1962 Class of Distinguished Counsellors at a luncheon at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on Wednesday, December 12. The lawyers were celebrating 50 years of service to the Illinois bar.

November 14, 2012

CHICAGO, IL – In cooperation with Feeding Illinois, the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) today announced it is launching a food and fundraising drive among Illinois law firms and legal organizat

October 5, 2012

All judges running for retention, as well as candidates for Illinois judicial offices who won in the March 20 primary election, have been rated by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) evaluation committees, or in a poll of lawyers conducted by ISBA.

August 15, 2012

John E. Thies, president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), was elevated to the position of president of the National Caucus of State Bar Associations at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA) in Chicago.

August 13, 2012

Hon. Stephen R. Pacey, of Paxton, a circuit judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit, has been elected treasurer of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

August 13, 2012

John L. Nisivaco, a partner in the Chicago personal injury firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, has been elected secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

August 1, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) approved a resolution at its July meeting in support of the federal Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act of 2012, S. 2197 (Murkowski, R-Alaska).

June 22, 2012

Attorney Paula Hudson Holderman, of LaGrange, has moved up the organizational ladder of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), becoming president-elect of the organization.

Previously, she served as third and second vice president, and will be installed as president in June 2013.

June 12, 2012

CHICAGO, IL – John E. Thies, a shareholder at Webber & Thies, P.C., in Urbana, will be installed Friday, June 15, as the 136th president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s annual meeting at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin.

June 11, 2012

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) will present several awards recognizing individuals for their commitment and service to the profession and their communities at an Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 15, at the organization’s 136th Annual Meeting at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis. Award recipients are:

May 22, 2012
Jean A. Kenol, an attorney with the Joliet law firm of Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC, has been appointed to an at-large Board of Governors seat of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).  The 27-member board directs the operations and activities of the bar association.
May 4, 2012
CHICAGO, IL – Attorney Jessica Arong O’Brien, a special assistant attorney general at the Illinois Department of Revenue and acting chief counsel of the Illinois Lottery, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).  The board directs the operations and activities of the association.
April 17, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can call and talk to a lawyer – at no cost – on Ask A Lawyer Day, Saturday, April 28.
April 2, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Hinsdale Central High School, in Hinsdale Ill., placed first in the 30th annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational held at the University of Illinois at Springfield on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2012.
March 23, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Teams from 45 high schools statewide will participate in the 30th annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, 2012, at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Public Affairs Center – Lower Level, One University Plaza, in Springfield.
February 22, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, IL - All candidates for Illinois judicial offices in the March 20 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.
February 2, 2012
Umberto Davi, a principal in the Western Springs law firm of Davi and Associates, has been elected third vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). He will serve one year in each of three vice presidential offices and then become president of the statewide organization in 2015.