Section Newsletter Articles on Biographies

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.
Someone you should know: Lisle A. Stalter, Assistant State’s Attorney, Lake County By Pablo Eves Government Lawyers, October 2011 Get to know Lisle Stalter, a Civil Assistant State's Attorney in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office and a past chair of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers.
Getting to know our very own Young Lawyer of the Year: An interview with Emily Masalski By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, September 2011 Get to know more about Emily Masalski, editor of this publication and the 2011 ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year for Cook County.
Judicial profile: District Judge James E. Shadid By Timothy J. Howard Federal Civil Practice, September 2011 Learn more about Judge Shadid, who was sworn in earlier this year.
Leadership Profile: Interview with Mark Hassakis, Immediate Past President of the Illinois State Bar Association By Anna P. Krolikowska General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2011 Get to know more about Mark Hassakis, whose presidecy of the ISBA ended in June.
Gender and the Judiciary—A view from the newest justice on the Illinois Supreme Court By Ellen Ogden Bench and Bar, August 2011 An interview with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis.
Meet the Section Council—Present and Past International and Immigration Law, August 2011 Get to know Erin Doyle and Tom Keating.
Child law attorney profile: Carolynne Paulsen By Alecia Wartowski Child Law, June 2011 Get to know more about child advocate Carolynne Paulsen.
Interview with Arbitrator Peter O’Malley Workers' Compensation Law, June 2011 An interview between attorney Catherine Mafee Levine and Arbitrator Peter O’Malley.
Women Everywhere honors Former Chief Judge Donald P. O’Connell and Calls for volunteers for Agency Projects Day on June 17th By Shital A. Patel Women and the Law, June 2011 The ISBA Women in the Law Committee is proud to be one of Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, Inc.'s long-standing bar partners and has supported WE from its early days.
Chairman Wilma Liebman: Forging a new process By Melissa M. Olivero Women and the Law, April 2011 On January 20, 2009, Wilma Liebman was appointed as the 20th Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama, only the second woman to serve in this capacity since the creation of the Board in its current form.
Leadership for inclusion at Illinois Law: Student member Carol Celestine By T.K. Peach Young Lawyers Division, April 2011 Learn about University of Illinois Law student Carol Celestine and her efforts to promote an inclusive student culture.
Meet the Section Council International and Immigration Law, April 2011 This issue's installment features Section members Rebecca Van Court and Mark Wojcik.
Douglas holds the record on the United States Supreme Court By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, March 2011 Appointed in 1939 to the U.S. Supreme Court, William O. Douglas served on the bench for more than 36 years and endured two impeachment proceedings.
Judicial profile: Judge Gary S. Feinerman By Marron Mahoney Federal Civil Practice, March 2011 Get to know Gary S. Feinerman, one of the newest district court judges for the Northern District of Illinois.
Someone you should know: Debbie Simpson, Assistant Attorney General By Ronald A. Rascia Government Lawyers, March 2011 As someone who has devoted her career to government work and public service, Debbie Simpson is someone you should know.
Dr. Liu Xiaobo: I have no enemies By Peter Y. Qiu International and Immigration Law, January 2011 Last month Dr. Liu Xiaobo, currently incarcerated as a political prisoner, became the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
A tribute to Madalyn Maxwell By Marc Christopher Loro Administrative Law, January 2011 Remembering retired Assistant Attorney General and ISBA Laureate Madalyn Maxwell.
Chief Justice Fitzgerald ends a long and distinguished career By Joseph Tybor Bench and Bar, November 2010 A look at the career of Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald.
Thomas L. Kilbride elected as next Supreme Court Chief Justice By Joseph Tybor Bench and Bar, November 2010 Learn more about the newly elected Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.
Member spotlight: Diana M. Law By Melissa M. Olivero Women and the Law, October 2010 A closer look at this accomplished lawyer and member of our Committee, who recently won the ISBA’s 2009-2010 Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
E. Lynn Grayson’s Introduction of Judge George Leighton receiving the ISBA Diversity Leadership Award Diversity Leadership Council, June 2010 An description of the ISBA Diversity Leadership Award and background of its first recipient, Hon. George N. Leighton.
Mangum’s experience running for the ISBA Assembly Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2010 The journey of Jameika Williams Mangum from an Assistant State's Attorney in McHenry County to the ISBA Assembly representing the 22nd Judicial Circuit.
Profiling professionals in the field: Jon Gilbert By Laurel White Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2010 Get to know attorney Jon Gilbert.
In memoriam By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, April 2010 Remembering Roz Kaplan.
Profiling professionals in the field: Larry Schaner By Laurel White Alternative Dispute Resolution, April 2010 Get to know attorney Lawrence Schaner.