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Catherine Locallo, Susan Nicholas join Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Catherine Locallo
Catherine Locallo
Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of Catherine R. Locallo and Susan E. Nicholas. Catherine Locallo practices in the Chicago office where she concentrates on labor and employment law.  She counsels employers in all aspects of employment law including hiring, terminations, reductions in force, unemployment compensation, employee discipline issues, labor relations, policies and practices, employment agreements, settlement agreements and severance matters, nonimmigrant worker visas, and federal and state employment discrimination matters. Susan Nicholas joins our Decatur office where she focuses her practice on serving employers, educational entities and other public bodies in all aspects of labor and employment law and general student matters.  Susan was previously an Assistant State's Attorney in the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.
Susan Nicholas
Susan Nicholas
Since its founding in 1970, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor Ltd.

Hon. Alfred Burton Jr. passes away

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Judge Alfred Gene Burton Jr., 56, died Sunday, Aug. 2 following complications related to multiple myeloma.
Judge Burton was appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 as an administrative law judge for the federal Social Security Administration in Chicago. He remained in the job until his death and distinguished himself with relentless devotion to fair, impartial judgments and a scholarly approach to the law, said Judge Paul Lillios, regional chief administrative law judge for the Chicago region of the Social Security Administration. "He felt compassion for those who came before him, but at the same time always acted with the highest professionalism and did the right thing," Lillios said.
Click here to read the full Tribune story.

Membership Mondays

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
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Looking for Lucky No. 500 ...

ISBA members and member firms have been eagerly signing up for the ISBA's Member MarkSM and Member Firm MarkSM program.  We've now almost reached our "500" participant milestone! Sign up today -- our 500th member or member firm to do so will be profiled on Illinois Lawyer Now! Click here to learn more and join Member Mark.

Prendergast to be next president of Appellate Lawyers Association

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Jean M. Prendergast
Jean M. Prendergast
ISBA member Jean M. Prendergast, a shareholder with Chicago-based Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C., has been named Vice President of the Appellate Lawyers Association, following respective terms as a member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and Secretary. For the last decade, Ms. Prendergast has played an integral role in the Appellate Lawyers Association's development as a sought-after educational resource on all aspects of appellate law in the State of Illinois. In addition, Ms. Prendergast has served the Association with distinction for the last nine years as Co-Chair of the Committee on Illinois Supreme Court Cases Pending and Co-Author of the Civil Section of Cases Pending (a role in which she is assisted by Schuyler, Roche & Crisham associate, Clare Quish). Under the Association's bylaws, Ms. Prendergast will become the next President of the Association in 2010. For more information on the Appellate Lawyers Association, visit www.applawyers.org.

WBAI seeks nominees for "Women with Vision" awards

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
The Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) is seeking nominations for its 2009 "Women with Vision" Awards. The awards will be presented at the WBAI Joint Professional Dinner, on Thursday, November 5, 2009. The "Women with Vision" Awards were first presented in 1997 by the WBAI to honor and recognize women who have demonstrated visionary approaches in their professional endeavors and who have made a contribution to the well-being and empowerment of women. Nominees may be chosen from various professions, including law, medicine, academics, public office, business/entrepreneur, trades/labor, journalism, community/religious service, etc. WBAI members are invited to apply for or nominate candidates for the "Women with Vision" Awards. Please submit a statement no more than four 81⁄2" by 11" pages, about a candidate's specific qualifications and resume to: Women with Vision Committee, WBAI, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Suite 4S Chicago, IL 60604. Application statement, resume, which may include press clippings and copies of published articles, must be received by noon on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. Any materials submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. All submitted material will remain the property of the WBAI.

Law students, public invited to hear oral arguments before military appeals court

Posted on August 7, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
For the first time, The John Marshall Law School will host the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals for a Sept. 1 hearing in the case United States v. Alston. The 3:30 p.m. hearing in the law school's Baim Courtroom, is open to the public. The Army Court of Appeals routinely hears two cases each year at law schools outside of the Washington, D.C., area. This case is being held at John Marshall at the invitation of Lt. Col. Gene Baime, an associate judge on the three-judge appellate panel, who is an alumnus of the law school. The court is reviewing a sexual assault conviction. On May 30, 2008, an enlisted panel sitting as a general court-martial jury at Fort Riley, Kansas, convicted Specialist John Alston of aggravated sexual assault in violation of Article 120, Uniform Code of Military Justice.  Originally charged with rape, Alston was convicted of the lesser included offense of aggravated sexual assault. The court-martial sentenced Alston to reduction to the grade of private, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement for 181 days, and separation from the service with a bad-conduct discharge. The case was automatically appealed to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

Courthouse tours: Kane County

Posted on August 6, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
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Kane County Courthouse
Address: 100 S. Third, Geneva Entrance: Rear of the building Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Year built: 1892 Material: Red brick, limestone Cost: $195,000 Architect: W.J. Edbrooke, Franklin P. Burnham Judicial Circuit: 16th (DeKalb, Kane, Kendall) Click here to view the photo tour Special thanks to Kane County Court Security Deputy Steve Meeters for assisting with this tour. View previous courthouse tours

Hon. Arnette Hubbard receives prestigious Brent Award

Posted on August 6, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Hon. Arnette R. Hubbard addresses the attendance after accepting her Brent Award.
Hon. Arnette R. Hubbard addresses the audience after accepting her Brent Award.
Judge Arnette R. Hubbard of the Circuit Court of Cook County received the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award at the ABA's Annual Meeting this week in Chicago. Judge Hubbard began her career in 1969 after graduating from John Marshall Law School as an attorney for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She joined the Circuit Court in 1997 after a career as a private practitioner and eight years on the Chicago Board of Elections. Each year, the award recognizes five outstanding women from across the country who have achieved professional excellence in the law, who have opened doors and provided opportunities for other women lawyers to succeed, and who have influenced women to pursue legal careers. Past recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Click here to view the photo gallery from the event.

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