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Traveling Bicentennial of Illinois Law Exhibit to Debut at College of DuPage

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The traveling Bicentennial of Illinois Law Exhibit will be on display beginning Friday, September 21, 2018, at the Student Service Center at the College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn. 

The interesting and educational exhibit features prominent lawyers and cases in Illinois history, information about how the court system operates, and a general history of the judiciary’s first 200 years of existence. Cases featured include Block v. City of Chicago, which concerned the first movie censorship laws, and lawyers featured include Ferdinand Barnett, one of the first African-American attorneys licensed in Illinois. The exhibit also highlights the important role that the judicial branch has in upholding the rule of law, providing a forum for dispute resolution, and interpreting the law. 

Bicentennial of the Judiciary Gala

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission will be hosting a gala on October 9 to commemorate the bicentennial of the judicial branch at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. 

The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

The gala will feature keynote speaker Scott Turow, an attorney with Dentons who is also a renowned author. Turow has published 10 bestselling works of fiction, including "Presumed Innocent" and "The Burden of Proof." He is also the author of two nonfiction books, including "One L," which is about his experience as a law student. Turow's books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

ISBA Presidents Golf Retreat: Lodging Deadline Approaching

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association is hosting a Presidents Golf Retreat Oct. 5-7 in Lake Geneva, Wis.

The lodging deadline is Sept. 5. A block of rooms has been held for attendees at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa at a rate of $169 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (855) 833-5345.

Illinois Bar Foundation to Honor Tyrone C. Fahner at Annual Gala

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Bar Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, will hold its 20th annual black-tie Gala fundraiser on Friday, October 19, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago.

During the event, Tyrone C. Fahner, a partner at Mayer Brown, will receive the foundation’s 2018 Distinguished Award for Excellence. Fahner is a former Illinois attorney general and has served as director of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and as an assistant United States attorney.  

Special Olympics, Founded by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in Chicago

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Special Olympics will return to the city where it was founded in part by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke.

Burke launched the Special Olympics while working for the Chicago Park District on July 20, 1968. It was first held at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Now, the Special Olympics has grown into the largest sporting event for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, with nearly 5 million Special Olympians representing 172 countries.  

ISBA and IBF 2018 President's Reception Announced

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.)

Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, Ret., the Illinois State Bar Association’s immediate past president and partner at Goldstine, Skroszki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd., will be honored at a reception hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Bar Foundation at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 2105 Spring Road, Oak Brook on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets can be purchased online.

A former Cook County Circuit Court judge, Hartigan now focuses his practice on litigation. In addition to serving as ISBA president from 2017-2018, Hartigan served as president of the West Suburban Bar Association and is a current member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates and Illinois Judges Association. He is an IBF Gold Fellow and member of the IBF’s Lincoln Legacy Society, and he serves on the IBF’s Lawyers Care Fund and Finance & Investment Committees.

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