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David E. Schwartz Appointed Judge in DuPage County

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

David E. Schwartz has been appointed to the position of associate judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court.

He is filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge John W. Demling.

Justinian Society of Lawyers Host Annual Installation Dinner

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Justinian Society of Lawyers hosted their annual installation dinner on September 26 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

(L-R) ISBA Second Vice President Dennis Orsey, Justinian Society of Lawyers President Vincent Vidmer, and ISBA Immediate Past President Russell Hartigan.

Greensfelder Launches Office in St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has announced the launch of an office in the Cortex Innovation Community, an innovation hub and technology district integrated into the historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods of St. Louis.

ISBA Hosts Reception Honoring Polish Appellate Court Justice

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

 

The ISBA hosted a cocktail reception honoring Appellate Justice Bogdan Jedrys of Poland on September 25 in the Chicago Regional Office. 

Chicago Attorney Appointed Chairman Emeritus of National Creditors Bar Association

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Chicago attorney Robert G. Markoff, of Markoff Law LLC, has been appointed chairman emeritus of National Creditors Bar Association, formerly The National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA). 

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

Former ISBA Board Member Sworn in as Member of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago’s Board

Posted on September 24, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
(L-R) ISBA Third Vice President Anna Krolikowska, IICLE Board Chair Ben Neiburger, Sonni Choi Williams, ISBA Board member Ava George Stewart 

Sonni Choi Williams, a former member of the ISBA Board of Governors, was sworn in as a member of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago’s Board on Sept. 21.

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

Posted on September 21, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the 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.

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