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Mark Elliott Barmak 1942-2019

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Mark E. Barmak, 77, died May 5 near his home in Encinitas, California.

Mark grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, before attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He then went to University of Rhode Island to obtain his master's degree, followed by University of Connecticut to acquire his law degree. Mark eventually moved to Lake Bluff, where he was an attorney at Abbott Laboratories for many years, eventually becoming associate general counsel and a corporate officer, before retiring to southern California. In retirement, he served as a trustee on the board at Carthage College and was involved with other various charities.

United States Arbitration & Mediation Hires Attorney Kim Kirn as Director

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

United States Arbitration & Mediation (USA&M) has hired Kim L. Kirn as director.  

Kirn will be responsible for expanding USA&M’s arbitration and mediation services, as well as managing training programs for attorneys, business personnel, and arbitrators.

Book Your Hotel Room for the 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, from June 13–15, and you can now make your hotel reservations. To make reservations at the Grand Geneva, please call 855.833.5345 and reference reservation code #76s3q8 or indicate you are attending the Illinois State Bar Association's Annual Meeting. The deadline for making reservations for lodging is on or before May 13. Reservations received after this date will be subject to availability. The deposit will be forfeited for all no-shows, early departures, and cancellations less than seven days prior to arrival.

ISBA Leaders Represent State during American Bar Association’s House of Delegates Meeting

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

ISBA President Elect David Sosin and ISBA 2nd Vice President Dennis Orsey joined the Illinois delegation of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates during the ABA Midyear Meeting, which was held Jan. 23-28 in Las Vegas.

Attorney Eric Waldman Named Partner at Bozeman, Neigbour, Patton & Noe, LLP

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Eric Waldman has been named a partner at Bozeman, Neigbour, Patton & Noe, LLP.

Waldman is a Springfield native. He graduated from Iowa State University and the St. Louis University School of Law. He joined the firm as an associate in 2015.

John L. Kirkland 1926-2018

Posted on December 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

John L. Kirkland, 92, died Dec. 9, 2018, in Naples, Florida.

He was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois, served in the U.S. Navy, and graduated from Lake Forest College and Chicago-Kent College of Law. He practiced law with the Chicago-based firm of Hinshaw and Culbertson for 40 years, including a period as managing partner.

Thomas O. Falb 1948-2018

Posted on December 4, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas O. Falb, 69, died Oct. 25, surrounded by family after a ferocious battle with cancer.

Loving husband to wife Sandy Falb, caring and supportive father to two daughters Jorie and Danielle, and son Derek, he leaves behind a legacy that is hard to forget.

ISBA Presidents Golf Retreat: Lodging Deadline Approaching

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association is hosting a Presidents Golf Retreat Oct. 5-7 in Lake Geneva, Wis.

The lodging deadline is Sept. 5. A block of rooms has been held for attendees at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa at a rate of $169 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (855) 833-5345.

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The 142nd Annual Meeting was held last week, June 14-16, at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin. Attendees celebrated the accomplishments of the past year, planned for the year ahead, expanded their professional networks, and earned CLE credit. During section meetings and at the Assembly meeting, various members of the ISBA community were recognized with awards. At the Friday reception and program, James McCluskey was installed as ISBA president for 2018-19.