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Illinois Bar Foundation to Honor Three at Annual Fellows Breakfast

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Bar Foundation will honor Hon. Dennis J. Burke, Ret., and Ruth Ann Schmitt with the 2018 Distinguished Service to Law & Society Awards at the annual Fellows Breakfast on Dec. 7 at the University Club Chicago. Richard R. Winter will receive the 2018 Honorary Fellow Award.

Notice of Nomination of ISBA Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates

Posted on November 5, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

At the Dec. 8 meeting of the ISBA Assembly, four at-large delegates to the ABA House of Delegates will be elected, two from Cook County and two from outside Cook County. The nominees for these positions must be members of the ISBA in good standing from the appropriate area. The elected delegates will serve for two-year terms commencing June 2019 at the close of the ISBA Annual Meeting. The delegates will join the ISBA delegation in August 2019 at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Nominations must be made in writing by at least 20 ISBA members in good standing from the appropriate area.  Nominations must be filed with the office of the Executive Director not later than Monday, Nov. 19. 

Diversity Programs Featured at 2018 Joint Midyear Meeting

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA will feature two diversity programs Dec. 7 during the 2018 Joint Midyear Meeting in Chicago.

The events include the Count Me In! reception hosted by the ISBA Diversity Leadership Council and The Judge: A Documentary Look at Shari'a Law…and a Discussion on How It Intersects with U.S. Law.

Both events are free and do not require Joint Midyear Meeting registration to attend.

ISBA to Honor Class of 1968 Distinguished Counsellors on Nov. 15

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association will honor the Class of 1968 Distinguished Counsellors on Nov. 15. This title is conferred annually upon those ISBA members who are completing their 50th year of practice.

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the 2018 class will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at the Union League Club in Chicago. A reception will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by the program.

You be the Judge: Ratings for Illinois Judicial Candidates

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association's judicial ratings by county for the Nov. 6 election are available online.

In Cook County, an ISBA Judicial Evaluations committee used the results of a questionnaire, background investigations, and in-person interviews to rate candidates for all judicial offices. Candidates for the Appellate Court outside of Cook County were also evaluated using this method.