Section Newsletter Articles on Biographies

Interview with former YLD Chair Gregg Garofalo By Marron Mahoney Young Lawyers Division, August 2009 Get to know more about Gregg Garofalo, who chaired the YLD in the 2007-2008 bar year.
Where are they now: An interview with former YLD Chair Franco Coladipietro By Marron Mahoney Young Lawyers Division, June 2009 Find out what Franco Coladipietro has been up to since his term as YLD Chair during the 2002-2003 bar year.
From the Chair By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, May 2009  The Chair of the Human Rights Section shares why he chose his profession.
Where are they now: A look at former YLD Chair David Thies By Marron Mahoney Young Lawyers Division, April 2009 Find out what former David C. Thies is doing today, nearly 30 years after his term as Chair of the YLD.
Freedom for the thought we hate: A Biography of the First Amendment by Anthony Lewis By Kathryn E. Eisenhart Human Rights, June 2008 It won’t take long to read this book. But I finished the book with a sense of the sweep and changes of freedom of expression and freedom of the press that is often lacking in the tomes often published about the topic.
From State ALJ to Federal District Court Judge: Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer’s professional progression By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2008 On February 4, 2008, the Administrative Law Judges Committee of the Chicago Bar Association presented the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer as the guest speaker at its monthly lunch meeting.
Our very own ‘Tish’ Spunar-Sheats joins the ranks of ISBA Laureates! Women and the Law, March 2008 We announce with great pride the fabulous news that fellow Committee member Letitia Spunar-Sheats has been selected by the Board of Regents of the ISBA Academy of Illinois Lawyers to be one of the six distinguished attorneys of the 2008 Class of Laureates, for which she was nominated by our Committee.
Ann Breen-Greco, Chicago Kent College of Law ’84, Administrative Law Judge Administrative Law, December 2007 Learn more about Administrative Law Judge Ann Breen-Greco.
Committee Member Spotlight on our very own 2007 Young Lawyer of the Year, Heather M. Fritsch By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, November 2007 It was with great pleasure that I nominated Heather M. Fritsch for the 2007 ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award because I firmly believe that Heather possesses all the attributes of a “lawyer of the year.”
Spotlight on women in ISBA leadership: A conversation with ISBA Board Member Michele Jochner By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, November 2007 One of the goals of the Women and the Law Committee, through its quarterly newsletter, is to share with our readers information about women in leadership positions within and outside of the ISBA.
Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, September 2007 In April 2007, Susan E. Cox was selected as the Northern District’s newest magistrate judge.
Someone You Should Know—Meet Jerry Larkin, Administrator of the ARDC Government Lawyers, September 2007 Between February 1, 1973, and March 16, 2007, the ARDC was led by only three Administrators; on March 19, 2007, Jerry Larkin took over the corner office as the fourth lawyer in Illinois to hold that title.
Committee member spotlight: Patrice Ball-Reed, former committee member Women and the Law, May 2007 Patrice Ball-Reed, former long-time member of the Women and the Law Committee, was recently honored by the Chicago Defender as a member of the newspaper’s inaugural Class of Women of Excellence.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian H. Levin By Patricia M. Fallon Federal Civil Practice, March 2007 U.S. Magistrate Judge Ian H. Levin retired on July 1, 2006 after 17 years of dedicated service to the bench.
Ann Breen-Greco is a “woman with vision” By Paul E. Freehling Administrative Law, December 2006 For nearly three decades, Ann Breen-Greco has been a political and community activist. She has focused much of her efforts on reducing violence against women, working with women’s groups and elected officials to promote the Violence Against Women Act, and continuing to lobby for its funding.
Judicial Profile: Chief Judge James F. Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois By Devlin J. Schoop Federal Civil Practice, December 2006 On February 25, 1985, President Ronald Reagan nominated James F. Holderman to serve as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Seymour Simon, 1915-2006 By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, October 2006 Justice Seymour Simon recently passed away at age 91, after an extraordinary career in law and politics that spanned nearly seven decades.
The new Section Council Chair—Jim Chipman By Vickie Gillio Administrative Law, July 2006 As I settle into my new position as ex officio, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the newly installed chair of the Administrative Law Section Council, James W. Chipman.
Paul Freehling: 2006 Laureate, Illinois State Bar Association Academy of Illinois Lawyers By Terry Shafer Hoffman Administrative Law, February 2006 This award could not have been bestowed on a nicer, sweeter, more deserving guy than Paul Freehling.
Profile of our editor: Paul E. Freehling By Vickie Gillio Administrative Law, November 2005 We are a Section Council unique in ISBA history in that we have been privileged to have the same newsletter editor, Paul Freehling, since the inception of the Administrative Law Section.
Someone you should know: Recently appointed Northern District of Illinois United States Magistrate Jeffrey Cole By Glenn R. Gaffney Federal Civil Practice, September 2005 Jeffrey Cole was installed as United States Magistrate, Northern District of Illinois on June 16, 2005.
Senator Paul Simon: A personal reflection By Scott W. Gertz Young Lawyers Division, February 2004 Illinois has a rich tradition of producing honorable public servants. Senator Paul Simon, who died in December 2003, has long ago assumed his place at the very top of this pantheon.
Remembering Hon. Michael A. Bilandic: former Chief Justice, Alderman and Mayor of Chicago By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, May 2002 Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Michael A. Bilandic died at age 78 on January 15, 2002.
Hon. William G. Clark, former chief justice, former attorney general, former legislator died August 17, 2001. By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, October 2001 Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice William G. Clark died at age 77 on August 17, 2001.
Someone you should know: Jim Grogan By Rosalyn B. Kaplan Government Lawyers, October 2001 Do you have a question about legal ethics? Or maybe a question about judicial ethics? If you are among the seemingly endless list of his friends or acquaintances, you would pick up the phone and call Jim Grogan.
Lawyers who lead our community By Holly A. Petrik Young Lawyers Division, November 2000 One person that affects our quality of life in Cook County is State's Attorney Richard A. Devine.