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

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois is accepting applications for an assistant United States attorney opening in its Criminal Division in Chicago.

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

Preferred qualifications include excellent academics, significant litigation experience, criminal law experience, strong legal writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Illinois Supreme Court Seeking Applications for Five Judicial Positions in Cook County

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court is seeking applications for five judicial positions in Cook County.

The court is seeking applications for the following positions:

  • Two At Large judicial vacancies in the Cook County Judicial Circuit. One vacancy is created by the retirement of Judge Sebastian T. Patti. The other vacancy, effective Dec. 3, is created as a result of Judge Carole Bellows deciding not to seek retention.
  • One judicial vacancy in the 14th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County. The vacancy is created as a result of the retirement of Judge Robert Bertucci.
  • One judicial vacancy in the 2nd Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County. The vacancy is created as a result of the retirement of Judge Alexander White.
  • One judicial vacancy in the 6th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County. The vacancy, effective Dec. 3, is created as a result of Judge Mary Nega deciding not to seek retention.

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Updates Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ Committee on Federal Criminal Jury Instruction has updated the pattern criminal jury instructions

The revised instructions are the product of more than three years of work by the judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and academics who served on the committee under the leadership of Judge Bill Bauer. The Judicial Conference authorized the publication of the revisions. 

Baugher Appointed to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s Board of Directors

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Peter V. Baugher, principal in Baugher Dispute Resolution LLC Chicago, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

Midwest Real Estate News Lists Freeborn Among Top Law Firms for 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Freeborn & Peters LLP has been named among the top regional law firms for real estate in 2018 by Midwest Real Estate News.

Included in the list for eight consecutive years, Freeborn this year is ranked in the top 20 among the 42 law firms recognized for their real estate practices. Each year, Midwest Real Estate News issues its “Best of the Best” edition, which ranks the industry’s top regional law firms, owners, financial intermediaries, brokers, direct lenders, property managers, and construction companies. 

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, Hires Lawyer Dana B. Fortunato

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, recently announced the addition of Dana B. Fortunato as an associate attorney at the firm. 

She focuses her practice on family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, and traffic law.

Daniel Wills 1959-2018

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Daniel G. Wills, 59, of Chicago, has died. He was born March 3, 1959.

Loving father to Katie; former husband to Emily Wills; loved son to Sandra (the late Joseph) DeAndrea and the late Ralph; beloved brother to David (Nancy) and Todd (Teresa); dear uncle to Nicole (Chris) Berens, Amanda (Jake) Mohundro, Tommy, Michael, Nicholas and Tyler Wills; fond great-uncle to Emma Berens, Taylor Berens and Vincent Wills. 

Herbert Theisen 1940-2018

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Herbert J. Theisen, 78, of Lincolnwood, has died. 

He was an attorney in private practice for over 50 years and former chairman of the Lincolnwood Zoning Board of Appeals, having served over 30 years before retirement. 

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