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Illinois Bar Foundation to Honor State Representative in Kane County

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF) will honor state Rep. Steven Andersson, a partner at Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi and Andersson, P.C., during a Kane County Fellows reception Jan. 22 at Riverside Receptions, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva, Illinois.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online.  

Anderson & Associates, P.C., Hires Attorney Matthew K. Dorich

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Anderson & Associates, P.C., is excited to announce that Matthew K. Dorich has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Dorich, an Orland Park attorney, practices family law, divorce, estate planning, creditor negotiations, and evictions for clients in Cook County and the surrounding collar counties. He began his legal career in 2014, working at a firm that focused on real estate, mortgage foreclosure defense, and civil litigation. He later joined a firm handling debtor’s rights cases.

ISBA Offices Closing for Holidays

Posted on December 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA Springfield and Chicago offices will be closed for the holidays beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. They will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. During this time, members can expect the following:

  • E-Clips will not be delivered for the duration of this period.
  • Illinois Lawyer Now will not be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 27.

All business and e-newsletter distribution will resume as usual on Jan. 2, 2019.

2018 Midyear Meeting Highlights

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The 2018 Midyear Meeting was held Dec. 6-8, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Attendees celebrated the profession, discussed issues of mutual interest to the bench and bar, attended business meetings, earned CLE credit, and expanded their social and professional networks at receptions and dinners.  

Thirty Associates Join Faegre Baker Daniels in Seven Practices

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thirty new lawyers have joined Faegre Baker Daniels as associates in seven practices across seven of the firm’s U.S. locations.

Associates are joining the firm’s locations in Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.

Attorney Bob Markoff Named Chairman Emeritus of National Creditors Bar Association

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Bob Markoff has been named chairman emeritus of the National Creditors Bar Association.

Markoff, of the Markoff Law, LLC, is a past president of the association. He is the first person after the association’s founder to hold the position.

ISBA Assembly Appoints Four “At Large” Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA Assembly appointed four “At Large” delegates to the ABA House of Delegates during their meeting held Dec. 8 during the ISBA Joint Midyear Meeting in Chicago.

The two delegates from Cook County are Emily Masalski of Chicago and Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.) of Western Springs. The two delegates from outside Cook County are John Thies of Urbana and David Schaffer of Naperville.

Edelson PC Hosts Educational Seminar on ISBA’s High School Mock Trial Invitational

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Edelson PC hosted an educational seminar for south suburban Cook County high school students Dec. 7 in preparation of the Illinois State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Invitational.

The mock trial invitational program, which is co-administered by the ISBA and the Illinois Trial Team of the University of Illinois, provides an opportunity for students to learn what it is like to prepare and present a legal case before the Illinois courts. Participating students gain a better understanding of the justice system and improve their knowledge, skills, and ability to articulate in a reasoned, thoughtful manner.