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ISBA Judicial Ratings Available for March 20 Primary Election

Posted on March 7, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Illinois voters are responsible for electing and retaining judges. To assist them in making informed decisions, ISBA provides information about the qualifications of judicial candidates and judges seeking retention. Lawyers who practice alongside candidates and judges are in a unique position to assess the professional qualities that are necessary for good judges. 

In anticipation of the March 20 primary election, judicial evaluations, poll results, candidate biographies, and information about Cook County's 15 subcircuits are now available.

Thirteenth Subcircuit of Cook County Judicial Vacancy

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Applications are now being accepted for a judicial vacancy in the Thirteenth Subcircuit of Cook County, according to an announcement made by the Illinois Supreme Court. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Margarita Kulys Hoffman, which took effect December 31, 2017.

Join PAD Law Fraternity for the Annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International - Chicago Alumni Chapter (CAC) is hosting it's annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at Petterino's Restaurant in Chicago. Attendees will enjoy Irish fare, a cash bar, and live music provided by Chicago Alumni Chapter Board Member Charlie McCarthy and Seanchie. 

Tables, which include 10 tickets and reserved seating, are $370. Tickets for CAC members and guests are $40 before March 9, or if received after or at the door, $50. Students can purchase tickets for a discounted price of $25 on or before March 5, or $30 at the door. The ticket order form includes additional details.

For further information, please contact Chicago Alumni Chapter Vice Justice Genevieve Niemann by e-mail or by phone at (217) 653-7098.

Harry Selected Super Lawyer

Posted on March 5, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Kathryn L. Harry has been selected for Super Lawyers’ list of outstanding Illinois attorneys in 2018. It is the fourth consecutive year that Harry has received this honor.

Super Lawyers chooses its honorees based on independent research and evaluation by a peer panel. Attorneys who make the Super Lawyers list are among the top five percent of nominated attorneys in their state.

CLE: Malpractice Avoidance

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Get the tips and advice you need to run your practice without fear of liability! The best way to avoid a malpractice claim is to know what issues to be aware of and how to avoid them, as well as the ethical rules that should be guiding you throughout your practice.

ISBA to Hold Ask A Lawyer Day on April 28

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Each year, the Illinois State Bar Association sponsors Ask A Lawyer Day to recognize and celebrate Law Day, which celebrates the role of law in our society and cultivates a deeper understanding of the legal profession. During Ask A Lawyer Day, volunteers respond to telephone calls from the public to answer general legal questions free of charge. The calls help members of the public resolve their legal issues or assist them in taking the next steps toward resolving those issues. This is a state-wide public relations effort that receives considerable attention from the public and the media.

This year's Ask A Lawyer Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Illinois Bar Center in Springfield and the Chicago Regional Office.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online form at www.isba.org/askalawyervolunteer

Richard A. La Cien 1935-2018

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Richard A. La Cien
Richard A. La Cien

Richard A. La Cien, age 83, longtime Flossmoor resident, born and raised in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. He received a B.S. in accounting and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University, spending 19 years in private law practice before serving as an associate judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County from 1980 until his retirement in 2002.

McCullough Joins MKFM Law Firm

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Stacey A. McCullough
Stacey A. McCullough

Stacey A. McCullough joined Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC as of counsel on Jan. 1.

Represent ISBA at the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

You are invited to represent ISBA alongside the Standing Committee on Marketing & Communications by marching in the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago on March 17. An annual tradition for ISBA, walking alongside our mobile billboard is a great opportunity to represent the association and our lawyers to the public.

The parade begins at noon at Balbo and Columbus, and proceeds north on Columbus. Members interested in participating can meet at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office, 20 S. Clark Street, Ste. 900 in the morning to walk to the parade as a group at 11:30 a.m. or meet at the parade site. Interested participants are encouraged to bring family and friends. The ISBA parade number will be released the week of the parade.

Contact Sara Anderson at sanderson@isba.org if you would like to participate or for further information.

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