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Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2010 Recent changes to the Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2010 Changes in the Judiciary.
Two commentaries on judicial independence By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, June 2010 In two days last month, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and new Illinois Judges Association President Lewis Nixon emphasized the importance of judicial independence.
Faith in the public square By Hon. Anne M. Burke Bench and Bar, May 2010 The author's March 23, 2010 speech at Saint Xavier University.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2010 Changes in the Judiciary.
Judges’ race, gender may have impact on certain cases. Is the “wise Latina” a myth? By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Bench and Bar, April 2010 Does a judge's gender or skin color make a difference in the outcome of a case?
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2010 Changes in the Judiciary.
Illinois Supreme Court makes peer mentor program available to Illinois judges By Joseph Tybor Bench and Bar, February 2010 The Illinois Supreme Court has announced an expansion of its judge mentoring program designed to aid judges in the performance of their judicial duties.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2010 Changes in the Judiciary.
Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission Up and Running & Looking for Your Help By William L. Wheeler Bench and Bar, February 2010 The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission is now operating, with offices in Springfield.
A tribute to Justice Frederick S. Green By Richard L. Thies Bench and Bar, February 2010 Those of us who knew Fred miss him greatly, but the legacy that he left in the community of Urbana-Champaign, to the judiciary and to the legal profession of Illinois, will always be remembered and cherished.
Ethics and Judicial Independence By Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald Administrative Law, December 2009 A speech given by Illinois Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald at Elmhurst College on October 2, 2009
Ethics and Judicial Independence By Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald Bench and Bar, December 2009 A speech given by Illinois Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald at Elmhurst College on October 2, 2009
Ethics and Judicial Independence By Hon. Thomas R. Fitzgerald General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2009 I would like to talk to you today about a topic that is important to me, as a judge, and important to all of you as citizens of this State and this Country.
Lessons from a life in the law By Hon. Warren D. Wolfson Bench and Bar, December 2009 Editor’s note: Judge Wolfson gave this talk as he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jewish Judges Association at its annual dinner on November 15, 2009. Justice Anne Burke received the Association’s Seymour Simon Justice Award.
A life in the law By Hon. George N. Leighton Bench and Bar, December 2009 Remarks given during his honorary initiation as a member of the Chicago Alumni Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity on October 21, 2009.
The National Center for State Courts salutes Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans By Jasmine V. Hernandez Bench and Bar, December 2009 Before holiday sparklers light up the Daley Center and we rush from one holiday party to another, the legal community came together to celebrate the National Center for State Courts’ (“NCSC”) naming of Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans as the recipient of its 2009 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence (“Rehnquist Award”).
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, December 2009 The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, October 2009 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Black and blue By Doug Glanville Bench and Bar, September 2009 The author is a former major league baseball player who played for the Chicago Cubs and several other teams.
Black and blue commentary By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier Bench and Bar, September 2009 The author's favorite way of talking about retention of judges was to suggest to people that if they attended a baseball or basketball game and came away from the game not noticing or talking about the job the umpires or referees had done, it was pretty clear they must have done a good job.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2009 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Gay and lesbian judges? Oh my! Toto, we’re not in Kansas By Hon. Tom Chiola Bench and Bar, July 2009 The recent formation of the Alliance of Illinois Judges (www.TheAIJ.com) by the 15 openly gay and lesbian judges on the Circuit Court of Cook County marks a sea change in Illinois elected office.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2009 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Supreme Court eliminates retirement age for judges By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, July 2009 The Judicial Retirement Act (705 ILCS 55/1) has been deemed unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2009 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Supreme Court amends rule to allow posting of anticipated associate judge vacancies By Joseph Tybor Bench and Bar, June 2009 The Illinois Supreme Court has announced an amendment to Supreme Court Rule 39 regarding the appointment of associate judges. The amendment takes effect July 1, 2009.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2009 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
How judges influence advocacy By Patrick M. Flaherty and Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, February 2009 When judicial action is appropriate, it should be tempered with recognition that action carries consequences and that even routine practices can impact an impressionable jury.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2009 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.