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Newsletter articles from 2003

Reaching common ground: Increasing cooperation within the domestic relations community By Moshe Jacobius November 2003 Engaging in domestic relations litigation is a difficult and taxing endeavor. All of the participants in this process need to sustain a level of empathy toward other participants in the process.
Real judges By Harlington Wood, Jr. August 2003 My father was a lawyer in Illinois and for 16 years was an elected judge on the county court, a court of limited jurisdiction.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements November 2003 1. The Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judges: • Mitchell Ware, Cook County Circuit, 8th Subcircuit, Reinstated, October 1, 2003; • David B. Atkins, Cook, County Circuit, 5th Subcircuit, October 8, 2003;  
Recent judicial appointments and retirements August 2003 1. The Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements June 2003 The Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judges:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements May 2003 The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements March 2003 1. The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements January 2003 1. The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
Remarks to the Senate Appropriations Committee By Hon. Mary Ann G. McMorrow May 2003 I am pleased to be here this afternoon to discuss the budget request of the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court to look at Rule 23 March 2003 On February 6, 2003, Justice Rita Garman told a luncheon meeting of the Appellate Lawyers Association that the Supreme Court is appointing a special committee composed of appellate and circuit judges and attorneys to evaluate Rule 23 and recommend any changes. ISBA past-president J. Timothy Eaton is one of the members of this special committee.
An update on mandatory arbitration in Cook County By Hon. Jacqueline P. Cox March 2003 The Mandatory Arbitration Program in all six of Cook County's Municipal districts is an alternative dispute resolution process for civil suits seeking monetary damages of $30,000 or less.