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Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Remembering Justice McMorrow By Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen Bench and Bar, March 2013 Recalling the legacy of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow.
A note from the Chair By Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen Bench and Bar, February 2013 A message from the Section Chair, Justice Ann B. Jorgensen.
Partial Impartiality and Illinois Judicial disqualification: Problems, prospects, and possibilities By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright Jr., Sabena Auyeung, and Christos Dimoulis Bench and Bar, February 2013 While maintaining complete impartiality is an honorable pursuit, is it possible for judges to leave their life experiences and common sense “at the courtroom door”? Must personal perspectives, morals, and values be traded in for a black robe?
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Taking a bite out of justice By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, February 2013 A recent study shows that in order to keep mentally fresh and sharp on the bench, a judge should eat a healthy breakfast, never skip lunch, and take a break whenever not feeling his or her most productive.
Illinois courts and the drug epidemic By Hon. Jane Mitton Bench and Bar, January 2013 This year, in recognition that drug-overdose deaths are the second leading cause of accidental death in the nation and deaths have increased significantly in recent years in both the Chicago Metropolitan Area and across Illinois, the Illinois General Assembly enacted legislation which provides for limited immunity from prosecution for any person who, in good faith, seeks or obtains emergency medical assistance for someone experiencing an overdose.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
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.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, December 2012 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Start spreading the news By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, December 2012 Unless addressed, ignorance of what occurs in our courthouses and courtrooms will imperil not only the public’s general perception of justice, but also, in time, the overall stability and even role of the justice system itself.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, October 2012 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Letter Bench and Bar, September 2012 Chief Judge James Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois has sent the following letter to many bar associations and others for comment.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2012 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
The Honorable George N. Leighton Criminal Courts Building By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson Jr. Bench and Bar, July 2012 A reprint of remarks given by Hon. George N. Leighton, for whom the Criminal Courts Building on Chicago's southwest side was just renamed.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2012 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Wave of change: Chicago-Kent’s commitment to assisting and educating judges and attorneys in Mexico By Jasmine V. Hernandez Bench and Bar, July 2012 Representatives from Chicago Kent College of Law have worked closely with those at one of Mexico's leading private universities to develop a curriculum designed to train Mexican judges, attorneys, law professors, and law students in criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy as necessitated by recent amendments to Mexico’s Constitution. 
The effect of gender in a judicial race By Angela Evans Women and the Law, June 2012 It is nice to be able to report that in some of Illinois’ more recent judicial races, gender is not a controlling factor.
The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program By Tiffany W. Shimada Diversity Leadership Council, June 2012 Now celebrating over 10 years of success, JIOP was established in response to a study released in February 2000, which reported that only 15 percent of all judicial clerkships are held by minorities—despite the fact that minorities make up 30 percent of the nation’s population and 20 percent of the law student population.
Not all majority opinion assignment systems are equal By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, June 2012 The Illinois Supreme Court has long followed a rotation system in assigning majority opinions, which a recent study called “most effective in promoting race and gender equality in opinion-writing assignments.”
Photos Women and the Law, June 2012 Photos from the Women and The Law's April 26th program.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2012 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
The state of the Federal District Court of Northern Illinois on May 15, 2012 By Hon. James F. Holderman Bench and Bar, June 2012 An update on the court from Chief Judge James F. Holderman.
The not-so-“personal” means of obtaining a personal deficiency By Hon. Jesse G. Reyes and Abigail Sue Bench and Bar, May 2012 An exploration of the basis for the Metrobank v. Cannatello trial court’s interpretation and application of the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2012 Recent changes in Illinois' judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2012 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Former Chair Ann Breen-Greco named District 8 Director of the National Association of Women Judges By Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy Administrative Law, March 2012 For more than two decades, Judge Breen-Greco has worked to reduce 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.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2012 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
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.