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Robbins, Salomon & Patt Memorializes Robert J. Trizna

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd. (RSP), a full-service law firm in the Chicagoland area, is saddened by the recent passing of partner Robert J. Trizna. This outspoken people’s advocate and devoted public servant died Aug. 14 following a short, unexpected illness; he was 66.  

Northwest Suburban Bar Association Hosts Annual Golf Outing

Posted on August 22, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Northwest Suburban Bar Association hosted its annual golf outing on Aug. 21 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

Among those in attendance was ISBA Second Vice President Anna Krolikowska.

Marshall Auerbach 1932-2019

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Marshall J. Auerbach, 86, died Aug. 13, 2019, after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Marshall was born Sept. 5, 1932, to the late Sadie and Sam Auerbach of Chicago.

Marshall was a prominent matrimonial attorney in Illinois, winning all five appearances before the Illinois Supreme Court. He was the principal author of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act in 1977 allowing for no-fault divorce. This was the state's first major revision of matrimonial law in more than a century. Marshall was a partner at Jenner & Block and subsequently founded his own law firm, Marshall J. Auerbach & Associates. He authored hundreds of articles, was a frequent lecturer, and was a former chair of the Illinois Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

IBF to Host Reception Honoring Myles Jacobs

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Bar Foundation will honor the life and legacy of Myles L. Jacobs at a reception to aid lawyers in need.

The Myles Jacobs Memoreal Reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Barolo Ristorante in Joliet. Proceeds will benefit the Illinois Bar Foundation's Warren Lupel Lawyers Care Fund, which provides financial aid to help deserving members of the Illinois Bar and their families pay for everyday essentials during times of crisis. 

Drumke Elected to ABA Board of Governors

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP partner Michael W. Drumke has been elected to the American Bar Association (ABA) Board of Governors for a three-year term.

Saper Law Immersion Program Held at ISBA Chicago Regional Office

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Saper Law is hosting its Saper Law Immersion Program on Aug. 12-16. The firm hosted an event at the Chicago Regional Office on Aug. 13.

The program offers high school and college students the opportunity to explore legal career paths in one week. The curriculum consists of negotiation and writing exercises, field trips to state and federal courthouses, and mock legal proceedings.

John A. Janicik 1957-2019

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

John A. Janicik, 62, born to Albert and Eileen Janicik, died Aug. 8, 2019, following a month-long courageous battle after complications from heart surgery.

Devoted husband of Candie Janicik (nee: Henson) for 36 years. Loving father of Sarah (Dave) Grady, Mark (Sarah) Janicik, Rachel (Connor) Powers and cherished grandfather of Ella Janicik. Treasured brother of Thomas Janicik, James (Mary Jo) Janicik and Kathleen (Steve) Ryan. Dear uncle and cousin to many.

Schwartz Gilligan Ltd. Announces New Associates

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Schwartz Gilligan Ltd. has announced the addition of two new associates.

James P. Minogue and Anna L. Green both will work in civil litigation in the firm’s Chicago office.

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Hosts Golf Outing

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) hosted its 24th Annual WBAI Golf Outing on Aug. 9 at Glenview Park Golf Club.

Among those in attendance were ISBA Second Vice President Anna Krolikowska, Corinne Heggie, Melissa Tannehill, Whitney Siehl, Kristin McCarthy, Michael Giese, and Hon. Helaine Berger.


Immigration Attorney Tejas Shah Joins Barnes & Thornburg in Chicago

Posted on August 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Barnes & Thornburg has added Tejas Shah as a partner in the firm’s labor and employment department in the Chicago office. Shah is the seventh attorney to join the Chicago office this year, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary.