Section Newsletter Articles on Biographies

Jesse Paul Padilla—Someone you should know By Todd C. Miller Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 Learn more about this dynamic and inspirational attorney.
From writing fiction to fact—A profile of Justice David Ellis By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, March 2015 Learn more about this dynamic author and Justice on the Appellate Court.
Spotlight on Margaret A. O’Sullivan By Kristen Prinz Women and the Law, February 2015 Learn more about Margaret O'Sullivan, mother and Guardian ad Litem in Cook County Probate Court.
Someone you should know: Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, October 2014 Find out more Tracy Douglas, an active member of the WATL Committee and winner of the 2014 ISBA Young Lawyer of the Award (outside Cook County).
Spotlight on Jessica Natkin By Jessica C. Marshall Women and the Law, August 2014 Learn more about this fascinating Committee member.
Spotlight on Kristen Prinz By Erin Wilson Women and the Law, July 2014 An interview with Committee member Kristen Prinz, an employment lawyer and owner of Prinz Law Firm.
Spotlight on Sandy Blake Women and the Law, July 2014 Learn more about Sandy Blake, a late-comer to the legal field who has dedicated herself to making up for lost time.
Levy honored, honors practice Family Law, May 2014 Section Council Member David Levy was honored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at their annual Gala event held on May 3, 2014. Read his words of wisdom here.
Someone you should know: The Honorable Harry Leinenweber By Justin Leinenweber Government Lawyers, April 2014 Learn more about Judge Leinenweber, who was nominated by President Reagan to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1985.
Spotlight on Chief Judge Judith K. Brawka, Kane County’s first female Chief Judge By Alice Sackett Henrikson Women and the Law, April 2014 Learn more about this fascinating, dynamic woman. 
Spotlight on Women in ISBA Leadership: A visit with ISBA Catalyst Co-Editor, Cindy Galway Buys By Veronica Armouti Women and the Law, December 2013 Learn more about this dynamic member of our Committee.
Getting to know Alice Henrikson: Brand new WATL Committee member By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, October 2013 An interview with one of the Committee's newest members.
Five quick questions with Jason R. Boltz, General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, June 2013 These questions and answers provide insight into the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Judicial profile: John J. Tharp, Jr. By Kathryn A. Kelly Federal Civil Practice, June 2013 Learn more about Judge Tharp, who was appointed to the bench last year.
Someone you should know: Jody Raphael By Melissa M. Olivero Women and the Law, May 2013 Learn more about this dynamic attorney and senior research fellow at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University College of Law.
Judicial Profile: Magistrate Judge Mary Rowland By Marron Mahoney Federal Civil Practice, December 2012 The ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section joins the Chicago legal community in welcoming Judge Rowland to the bench.
Northern District welcomes Judge John Z. Lee By Daniel Thies Federal Civil Practice, December 2012 An immigrant who came to the United States in 1972 at the age of four, unable to even speak English, Judge Lee rose to become the first Korean American ever to serve as an Article III federal judge in the Northern District.
Spotlight on accomplished committee member Gary Zhao By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2012 Gary embodies the values the ISBA encourages and cherishes in its best attorneys.
Someone you should know: Patrick Blanchard, Independent Inspector General for Cook County By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, October 2012 We have chosen to feature IIG Blanchard in this issue of The Public Servant so we might learn what made him aspire to be the first lawyer serving in such an important role and how this relatively new office and officer are faring since the position was created only four years ago.
Spotlight on Angela Baker Evans, our very own 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, October 2012 Learn more about Angela Baker Evans, who won the ISBA's 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year Award for outside Cook County.
Judicial profile: Edmond E. Chang By Kathryn A. Kelly Federal Civil Practice, September 2012 Get to know more about District Judge Edmond E. Chang.
The honorable Patricia Jackowiak By Sheila Harrell Administrative Law, June 2012 Learn more about Patricia Jackowiak, who currently serves as Director/Chief Administrative Law Judge of City of Chicago’s Department of Administrative Hearings.
Someone you should know: John Kamis, Senior Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn By Tiffany Elking Government Lawyers, June 2012 As Senior Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn, John Kamis knows the interplay between the lobbyists and community interest groups, and understands the inner-workings of both chambers.
Someone you should know: Pat Driscoll, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office By Karen Dimond Government Lawyers, March 2012 Learn more about this dynamic attorney and member of The Standing Committee on Government Lawyers.
Spotlight on Past YLD Council Chair Gregg A. Garofalo By Katie Kelleher Young Lawyers Division, February 2012 Learn more about former YLD Chair Gregg Garofalo.
Chairman Mitch Weisz interview By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, November 2011 Learn more about the various procedural and substantive changes that have come about as a result of the workers’ compensation reform signed by Governor Quinn on June 28, 2011.
Child Law Attorney Profile: Bartlett Joseph Carroll Jr. By Paul B. Novak Child Law, November 2011 Learn more about B.J. Carroll, former Assistant Public Defender of the Lake County Public Defenders’ Office assigned to the Juvenile Court as a Guardian ad Litem.
A casual conversation with Presiding Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan of the Cook County Probate Division By Gregg A. Garofalo and Joanna M. Lekkas Trusts and Estates, October 2011 This past June, the Trusts & Estates council members and practitioners met with the Honorable Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan at Clark Hill PLC over breakfast. Among the topics discussed were the newly enacted Civil Union Act, administrative policies within the courtrooms, attorney and guardian ad litem fees and the Probate Code in general.
Council member profile: Jewel N. Klein General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2011 Get to know Section Council member Jewel Klein.
Meet the editors Human Rights, October 2011 Get to know the editors responsible for putting together the Human Rights newsletter.