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Illinois Supreme Court Assigns Circuit Judge Boie to Fifth District Appellate Court

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court has assigned Circuit Judge Mark M. Boie of the First Judicial Circuit as an appellate court justice in the Fifth District. 

Judge Boie was assigned to fill the vacancy created by the election of Justice David K. Overstreet to the Fifth District Appellate Court. The assignment of Judge Boie takes effect on May 1, and will remain in effect until further order of the court. 

U.S. Attorney's Office Seeks Assistant U.S. Attorneys

Posted on April 5, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The U.S. Attorney's Office Southern District of Illinois is accepting applications for assistant United States attorney openings in its Criminal Division in Benton and Fairview Heights.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience. U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred qualifications include admission to the Illinois bar and three years of post-J.D. litigation experience.

ISBA Leaders Attend County Bar Associations' Joint Meeting in East St. Louis

Posted on March 29, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Madison County Bar Association and the St. Clair County Bar Association held a joint meeting on March 28 at Casino Queen in East St. Louis.

Attendees included Madison County Bar President David Weder, ISBA Second Vice President Dennis Orsey, ISBA Third Vice President Anna Krolikowska, and St. Clair County Bar President Chet Kelly.

Sandra Tatoian Joins Commercial Practice Group at Goldenberg, Heller & Antognoli, P.C.

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Sandra (Sandy) J. Tatoian, an attorney in creditor’s rights and civil litigation, has joined the commercial practice hroup at the law firm of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. 

Tatoian’s background includes providing legal counsel on foreclosures, mechanics liens, adult guardianship, real estate law, creditors’ rights, civil litigation, probate litigation, and more. 

Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Joel Powless as Resident Judge in Fourth Judicial Circuit

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Joel J.C. Powless as a resident circuit judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit.

Powless is being appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Wm. Robin Todd on Jan. 18. The appointment takes effect on March 1 and will conclude on Dec. 7, 2020, when the vacancy will be filled by the winner of the November 2020 general election.

Robert Wilson 1939-2019

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Robert William Wilson, 79, of Edwardsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born April 20, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Joseph Marion Wilson Sr. and the late Esther Ida (Capstick) Wilson. He married Nancy Graham (Enslin) Wilson on Aug. 13, 1960, at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in Webster Groves, Missouri and she survives.

Greensfelder Officer Kurt Schroeder Named Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 2018 Citizen of the Year

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has announced that Kurt S. Schroeder, an officer in the firm’s Belleville office, has been honored by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce as its 2018 Citizen of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual member of the Belleville community for outstanding contributions and service in education, charitable and voluntary service, fundraising, or any other area that contributes to the enrichment of the quality of life in Belleville. The Greater Belleville Chamber supports and advances business and community interests, as well as the quality of life, in Belleville and surrounding communities.

Office of the State Appellate Defender Seeks Assistant Appellate Defenders

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of assistant appellate defender in Springfield and Mt. Vernon.

The position will provide criminal appellate representation to indigent clients. Responsibilities include reading records, conducting research, drafting briefs and other documents, and presenting oral arguments.

File Your Nominating Petitions for ISBA Election by Thursday, January 31

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The deadline to submit nominating petitions for the ISBA election is Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4:30 p.m. at either the Illinois Bar Center, 424 S. 2nd St., Springfield, or the Chicago Regional Office at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 900, Chicago.

Members of the ISBA will elect a third vice president, 11 seats on the Board of Governors, 45 seats on the Assembly in Cook County, and 88 seats on the Assembly outside Cook County.

One board seat is open in each of the following Areas: Area 2 (Circuits 17, 19 and 22), Area 4 (circuits 10, 14, and 15), Area 5 (Circuits 5, 6 and 11), Area 7 (Circuits 1, 2 and 4), Under Age 37 in Cook County, and Under Age 37 outside Cook County. Additionally, five seats are open in Cook County.

SIU School of Law Hosts Women in Leadership Dinner

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Southern Illinois University School of Law hosted a Women in Leadership networking dinner on Jan. 11 in Carbondale.

Pictured above are SIU School of Law Dean Cindy Buys, keynote speaker Aurora Abella-Austriaco, former Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and ISBA 2nd Vice President Dennis Orsey.