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2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

Posted on June 17, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The 143rd Annual Meeting was held last week, June 13-15, at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, 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, David Sosin was installed as ISBA president for 2019-20. 

ISBA Awards to be Presented at July Ceremony in Chicago

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association will present several awards recognizing individuals for their commitment and service to the profession and their communities during a ceremony held July 11 at Maggiano's Little Italy Chicago:

    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.