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Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

Recent Appointments and Retirements Bench and Bar, December 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Justice Reyes honored Bench and Bar, October 2014 The Hispanic Heritage Organization recently presented Justice Jesse G. Reyes, of the First District Appellate Court, with the Dr. Jorge S. Prieto, Sr., Humanitarian Award.
Recent Appointments and Retirements Bench and Bar, October 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Judicial pet peeves By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, August 2014 A compilation of frequently cited irritants.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2014 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Advice from the bench By Christina N. Malecki Young Lawyers Division, June 2014 Some tips and advice from current judges from different counties throughout the State of Illinois to help newly admitted attorneys prepare for their courtroom appearances.
Courts Commission removes Cook County Judge By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, June 2014 On May 9, 2014, the Courts Commission issued a unanimous opinion that removed Judge Cynthia Brim from office.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Knowing your judge – Behind the black robe By Bradford L. Bennett Young Lawyers Division, April 2014 Becoming familiar with the specific courtroom procedure, the judge, and his or her staff is how young attorneys can become more effective and efficient in their practice.
Recent appointments and Retirements Bench and Bar, April 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
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. 
Kenneth Feinberg speaks at National Association of Women Judges Annual Conference (NAWJ) in New Orleans October 2013 By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2014 A summary of Mr. Feinberg's remarks.
Ethical considerations to run for judge By Jennifer A. Haase Young Lawyers Division, February 2014 A look at the process of running for election.
Judge William Maddux retires By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, January 2014 Judge William Maddux retired effective January 11, 2014, after 23 years as a Circuit Court Judge.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
The exit—Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice moves on: An interview with Justice Thomas Kilbride By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, November 2013 The former Chief Justice reflects on his term and discusses his future.
An interview with the Chief Justice By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, November 2013 Learn more about Rita Garman, who became the  119th Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court on  October 26, 2013.
Judicial presumptions By Anthony Longo Bench and Bar, November 2013 Judicial presumptions are absolutely justified and essential to the administration of justice.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, November 2013 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
A view from the bench By William R. Gallagher Workers' Compensation Law, October 2013 Arbitrator William Gallagher shares his insights.
Iain Johnston: Our new Federal Magistrate Judge By Eugene G. Doherty Federal Civil Practice, September 2013 Learn more about Magistrate Judge Iain D. Johnston, who has been selected to succeed P. Michael Mahoney in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern Division of Illinois. 
Judicial profile: Thomas M. Durkin By Kathryn A. Kelly Federal Civil Practice, September 2013 The Section on Federal Civil Practice continues its tradition of introducing you to our new judges and brings you a profile of Judge Tom Durkin.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Advice for judges based on six ancient sayings By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, August 2013 The author has selected six Chinese sayings that are concise yet chock-full of lessons for judges to absorb and practice.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2013 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman’s final “State of the Court” address By Hon. James F. Holderman Bench and Bar, June 2013 Judge Holderman's seven-year term as chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will expire on July 1, 2013.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman’s final “State of the Court” address By Hon. James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, June 2013 Judge Holderman's seven-year term as chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will expire on July 1, 2013.
The emotionally intelligent judge By Terry A. Maroney Bench and Bar, June 2013 How can psychology help judges learn to cope with their work-related emotions in a healthy, productive, professionally acceptable way?