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Central Illinois

Facebook "username" deadline looms

Posted on June 12, 2009 by Mark S. Mathewson
Does your firm have a presence on Facebook? Or maybe a key client's firm or business? If so, check out this article in the National Law Journal to learn about some important -- and imminent -- deadlines. Here's a quote: "Starting Saturday, at 12:01 a.m. EST, Facebook will allow an estimated 200 million users to select any 'usernames,' which can include a trademark, brand name or personal name. And if the owner hasn't registered the trademark first with Facebook, it's up for grabs."

Meet Peoria County's newest judge: Mark Gilles

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Mark S. Mathewson
Self-described "old-fashioned country lawyer" Mark Gillis of Princeville was chosen to fill the associate-judge vacancy created when Glenn Collier got kicked upstairs to circuit judge. The Peoria Journal Star has more. Congrats all 'round!

Booming legal field: health care

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
The anticipated federal overhaul of the nation's health care system has law firms looking to add attorneys with health care expertise. has the story.