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Central Illinois

Land of Lincoln Seeks Staff Attorney

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides free legal services to eligible individuals in central and southern Illinois, is looking to hire a staff attorney at its Northern Regional Office in Springfield.

Responsibilities for this position include representation of low-income persons in routine and complex civil litigation, including, but not limited to, family, landlord-tenant, and consumer cases. Participation in community legal education and outreach.  

To qualify, applicants must be admitted to the Illinois Bar and demonstrated commitment to the representation of low-income individuals. Prior legal services or clinical work experience strongly preferred.

Illinois Judges Foundation and Illinois Bar Foundation to Honor 3 with Legal Luminary Award

Posted on April 6, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The Illinois Judges Foundation and the Illinois Bar Foundation will honor retired Justice Philip J. Rarick, Hon. Carole K. Bellows, and attorney Harvey B. Stephens for their exemplary careers and dedication to advancing the legal profession on Tuesday, May 15, at the Legal Luminary Reception at the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Ill.

Young Lawyers Division to Host Bean Bag Tournament in May

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Please join us at the ISBA Young Lawyers Division Bean Bag Tournament on Saturday, May 12 to show off your bean bag tossing skills. Groups will compete for first place in this annual tournament. Interested participants can register as a team or individually to be paired with another YLD member. We hope you help us continue this tradition of giving by joining us this year at our new location, the Firefighters Lake Club in Springfield.

Jason Pohren 1978-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Jason Pohren

Jason was born on September 28, 1978 and passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. Jason was a resident of Hamilton, Illinois at the time of passing.

2018 High School Mock Trial Invitational

Posted on March 29, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Hon. Michael J. Chmiel, Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public Chair Kateah McMasters, and President Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.)

The 2018 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational, which is co-administered by the ISBA and the Illinois Trial Team of the University of Illinois, took place on March 24-25 at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign. First place went to the St. Charles North Mock Trial Team from St. Charles North High School. They will be competing at the National High School Mock Trials in Reno, Nevada in May.

Pictured from left to right are Hon. Michael J. Chmiel, Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public Chair Kateah McMasters, and President Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.).

Michael J. Logan 1943-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Michael Logan
Michael Logan

Michael J. Logan, 74, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly at 5:46 PM, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1943, in West Frankfort, Illinois, to James and Helen Malinasky Logan. He married Jennifer James on June 24, 1967, and she survives.

Robert Isham Auler 1940-2018

Posted on March 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Robert Auler

Robert Isham Auler ("Bob"), 77, passed away Monday (Feb. 5, 2018) at his home in Champaign.

Bob was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Peru, Ill. Bob was the first in his family to attend college, working summers in a cement mill to help pay tuition. After a year at Illinois Valley Community College, Bob arrived at the University of Illinois in the Fall of 1959.

ISBA Judicial Ratings Available for March 20 Primary Election

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Illinois voters are responsible for electing and retaining judges. To assist them in making informed decisions, ISBA provides information about the qualifications of judicial candidates and judges seeking retention. Lawyers who practice alongside candidates and judges are in a unique position to assess the professional qualities that are necessary for good judges. 

In anticipation of the March 20 primary election, judicial evaluations, poll results, candidate biographies, and information about Cook County's 15 subcircuits are now available.

ISBA to Hold Ask A Lawyer Day on April 28

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Each year, the Illinois State Bar Association sponsors Ask A Lawyer Day to recognize and celebrate Law Day, which celebrates the role of law in our society and cultivates a deeper understanding of the legal profession. During Ask A Lawyer Day, volunteers respond to telephone calls from the public to answer general legal questions free of charge. The calls help members of the public resolve their legal issues or assist them in taking the next steps toward resolving those issues. This is a state-wide public relations effort that receives considerable attention from the public and the media.

This year's Ask A Lawyer Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Illinois Bar Center in Springfield and the Chicago Regional Office.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online form at www.isba.org/askalawyervolunteer

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