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ISBA 2019 Annual Meeting Membership Booth and Vendor Contest Winners Announced

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Congratulations to the winners of the ISBA 2019 Annual Meeting membership booth and vendor contest. Prizes may be collected at the registration area.

Winners are:

  • ISBA Wine Basket – Joel Chupack
  • ISBA Logo Gift Basket – Jessica Kalal
  • ISBA Logo Gift Basket – Deane Brown
  • Go Next Gift Card – Emma Dorantes
  • Attorneys’ Title Guarantee Fund, Inc. Cup Set – Daniel Felix, Mark Hassakis, and Dana Considine  

Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Mulroe as Circuit Judge in Tenth Subcircuit of Cook County

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

John G. Mulroe has been appointed as a Cook County Circuit Judge in the Tenth Judicial Subcircuit.

Mulroe was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Thomas Allen. The appointment is effective June 21, and will conclude December 7, 2020, when the position will be filled by the November 2020 General Election.

Notice of Board of Governors Vacancies

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

At its meeting on July 19, the ISBA Board of Governors will fill the following vacant seats on the Board:

          1.       Area III – 12th, 13th, 16th, 21st, and 23rd Circuits;

          2.       Area IV – 10th, 14th, and 15th Circuits.

Members who fill the vacancies must have their ISBA voting addresses in the appropriate Board electoral area. Terms of the seats are for one year beginning in July 2019 and ending in June 2020.

eFileIL Temporarily Unavailable in Late June

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

In preparation of the civil filing code and fee changes required as a result of Public Act 100-987, pursuant to the Clerks of Courts Act (705 ILCS 105/27.1b) effective July 1, eFileIL will be unavailable statewide starting at noon Friday, June 28, until 8 a.m. Monday, July 1.

Filers will be unable to submit documents to the court through eFileIL during this time, but will be permitted to file paper documents locally at the appropriate clerk’s office during regular business hours without needing to submit a Certificate of Exemption from e-Filing form.

CLE: PDF Power Hour 2019

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Join us online from noon until 1 p.m. on June 25 to learn about the risks and benefits of using PDF files.

PDFs have become the file format of choice when trading documents with other lawyers and clients. Many courts now require that all pleadings be filed as PDFs, and most governmental forms are available exclusively in PDF format.

Practice Checkup

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Lawyers are trained to practice law, not run businesses. But solo practitioners and leaders of smaller firms generally need to excel at both. That means winning cases, satisfying clients, and attending to the financial wellness of your firm-each of which requires a combination of strong administrative habits and skills. In the Illinois Bar Journal’s June cover story, “Practice Checkup,” we consider suggestions from lawyers for staying organized, maintaining your revenue stream, assessing your marketing tactics, and planning for the future. How long has it been since you took stock of your business acumen?

PILI Announces 2019 Class of Law Student Interns and Graduate Fellows

Posted on June 7, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) has announced the 2019 class of summer interns and fellows. This year, 50 summer law student interns and 75 graduate fellows will provide 42,500 hours of legal services at any of PILI’s 60 participating agencies. 

PILI’s Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with public interest law agencies in Illinois and pays them for their work. Summer 2019 PILI interns come from 23 law schools and include rising 2Ls and 3Ls. They will each provide 400 hours of legal services at 28 legal service agencies, for a total of 20,000 hours served. See a full list of the 2019 law student interns.