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Over 400 New Illinois Lawyers to Be Admitted on Thursday

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

New attorneys will be admitted to practice in Illinois on Thursday, May 10, with Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court justices presiding and administering the attorney's oath to 401 new attorneys at five separate locations across the state. 

All of the candidates set to be sworn in have passed the Illinois State Bar Examination and a required ethics examination and were certified by the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. They will bring the total number of licensed attorneys in Illinois to approximately 96,500.

The largest group, 275, will be admitted in the First Judicial District during three ceremonies at the James R. Thompson Center Assembly Hall, located at 100 W. Randolph St., in Chicago. The ceremonies will be at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke will preside over the 9 a.m. ceremony, Illinois Appellate Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs will preside over the 11:30 a.m. ceremony, and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis will preside over the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.  

US Attorney's Office Seeks Attorney for its Civil Division

Posted on May 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Central District of Illinois is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in the Civil Division. The USAO is responsible for representing the federal government in litigation involving the United States in the Central District of Illinois, which includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the federal government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Civil Division handles a variety of cases including affirmative litigation to recover public funds which have been wrongfully obtained by fraud, civil rights enforcement, defensive matters involving government agencies and employees, asset forfeiture, and collections.

This position is located in Springfield, 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.

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