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Special White House assistant Kareem Dale visits ISBA

Posted on November 2, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
ISBA 2nd Vice President Mark Hassakis, Cook County Bar President Marian E. Perkins-Phillips, Special White House Assistant Kareem Dale, WBAI President Patrice Ball-Reed and ISBA President John O'Brien
ISBA 2nd Vice President Mark Hassakis, Cook County Bar President Marian E. Perkins-Phillips, Special White House Assistant Kareem Dale, WBAI President Patrice Ball-Reed and ISBA President John O'Brien
Kareem Dale, Special White House Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement, visited with the Illinois State Bar Association and local bar associations Monday to seek feedback on issues including Disability Law, Civil Rights and other justice-related issues. The meetings were held at the ISBA's Chicago regional office, 20 S. Clark.

Young Lawyers Division to host 12th Annual Holiday Party

Posted on October 28, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
yldholidayparty09The Illinois State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will host its 12th Annual Holiday Party to benefit the Illinois Bar Foundation/Young Lawyer's Division Children's Assistance Program on Dec. 4 from 6-10 p.m. at the Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison. Over $150,000 has been raised to establish children's waiting rooms throughout Illinois and to provide assistance to other child related legal programs. The YLD Children's Assistance Fund is a special fund of the Illinois Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity.
  • When: Friday, December 4, 2009, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Cubby Bear Wrigleyville 1059 W. Addison (map and directions)
  • What: Complimentary Cover Charge, Open Bar, Appetizers, and LIVE MUSIC
  • Cost: $35.00 per person for tickets purchased through November 20 $30.00 per law student for tickets purchased through November 20 $40.00 after November 20 and at the door per person and per law student
  • Deadline to register online: December 2
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Solo and Small Firm Conference kicks off in Springfield

Posted on October 22, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Banners commemorating the Lincoln Bicentennial have made their way from Chicago to Springfield.
Banners commemorating the Lincoln Bicentennial have made their way from Chicago to Springfield.
Attendees of this week's Solo and Small Firm Conference in Springfield will see a number of ISBA banner's commemorating the Lincoln Bicentennial displayed on utility poles in front of the Attorney General's Office, Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Bar Center and around the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum downtown. The banners also have hung near the federal building in Chicago and will be placed around the State of Illinois bldg on LaSalle St. for the month of December. Check IllinoisLawyerNow.com for frequent updates from the conference. Pictures from Day One

SIU Forum to look at models for international justice

Posted on October 16, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
A program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale later this month in honor of United Nations Day will examine international justice models. "The International Criminal Court and Other Models for International Justice," is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building Courtroom, room 109, at the SIU School of Law. The program is free and open to the public. Cindy Buys, an associate professor and director of international law programs at the SIU School of Law, will be the moderator. A reception follows the program in the law school's formal lounge.

Phi Alpha Delta to initiate Hon. George N. Leighton

Posted on October 15, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
The Chicago Alumni Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, will initiate Hon. George N. Leighton as an Honorary Member of the fraternity on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. This ceremony will be followed by remarks delivered by Judge Leighton as part of the Chapter's "Distinguished Lecture Series." Upon conclusion of Judge Leighton's remarks, a complimentary hors d'oeuvre reception will follow. The event will take place at Petterino's Banquets (Lower Level), 50 W. Randolph. The remarkable career of Judge Leighton, a former state and federal judge who, at age 96, is Of Counsel to the Chicago firm of Neal & Leroy, epitomizes the core values of Phi Alpha Delta. Space is limited and RSVPs are required by Oct. 16 to padchicagorsvp@gmail.com.

Illinois Bar Admission ceremonies set for Nov. 5

Posted on October 6, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Illinois Bar Admission ceremonies will be held in the five Judicial Districts on Thursday, Nov. 5:
  • Judicial Dist. 1: 10:30 a.m., McCormick Place West, Chicago
  • Judicial Dist. 2: 10 a.m., Hemmens Memorial Bldg. Elgin Civic Center Plaza, Elgin
  • Judicial Dist. 3: 11:15 a.m., I Wireless Center Conference Room ABC, Moline
  • Judicial Dist. 4: 10 a.m., Michael J. Howlett Bldg. Auditorium, Springfield
  • Judicial Dist. 5: 2 p.m., Southern Illinois University School of Law Auditorium, Carbondale.
Click here for the full Statewide Calendar of Bar Events

E. Lynn Grayson wins WBAI's "Women with Vision" award

Posted on October 2, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
ISBA member E. Lynn Grayson will be presented with a "Women with Vision" award by the Women's Bar Association of Illinois at the 68th Annual Join Professional Reception on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Hotel Allegro. The event starts at 5 p.m. Grayson was nominated by the ISBA's Women & the Law Committee. Click here to view her bio. Individual tickets for the reception and award presentation are $85 for current members, $100 for non-members and $125 at the door. Contact Eriana Spencer Echols at (312) 341-8530 or e-mail wbai@wbaillinois.org.

John Marshall Law School marks Burnham Plan Centennial with lecture

Posted on September 28, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
The John Marshall Law School will present "Law as Hidden Architecture," a lecture by Richard Roddewig, in recognition of the Burnham Plan Centennial on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m. The even will take place at John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth in Chicago. There will be a lunch preceding the event, which is free and open to the public, at noon. Reservations at www.jmls.edu/events or call (312) 987-1420.

Unity Dinner and Swearing-In of Bar Presidents set for Thursday, Oct. 8

Posted on September 18, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
The 2009 Unity Dinner and Seventh-Annual Swearing-In of Bar Presidents co-sponsored by the Filipino American Bar Association and the John Marshall Law School will be held on Thursday, October 8th, 2009 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Avenue. The 2009 Unity Award honoree is Jerold S. Solovy, Chairman Emeritus, Jenner & Block LLP. In addition, Hon. Shelvin Louise Marie Hall of the Illinois Appellate Court, and William A. Von Hoene, Jr., Executive Vice President, Finance and Legal, Exelon Corp., are this year's recipients of the 2009 Advocate for Diversity Award. Over 50 area bar associations are participating in this year's event, whose leaders will take a ceremonial oath to promote diversity within their groups and the larger Chicago legal community administered by Justice Anne M. Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. Tickets are $125 for members of participating bar associations, and $150 for all other attendees. The net proceeds of this event will benefit the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP. For reservations or sponsorship information, contact Jessica O'Brien at (312) 965-9604, or by email at jarongobrien@sbcglobal.net.

ISBA Young Lawyers raise nearly $10,000 at annual Golf Outing

Posted on September 15, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Heather Fritsch, YLD Secretary, Bob Fink, YLD Vice Chair, Michael Wong, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair, Kelley Gandurski, YLD Chair and Justin Heather, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair at the 2009 Golf Outing in Tinley Park.
Heather Fritsch, YLD Secretary, Bob Fink, YLD Vice Chair, Michael Wong, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair, Kelley Gandurski, YLD Chair and Justin Heather, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair at the 2009 Golf Outing in Tinley Park.
The 5th Annual Young Lawyers Division Golf Outing was held Sept. 1 at the Odyssey Golf Club in Tinley Park. The event raised nearly $10,000 for the IBF/YLD Children's Assistance Fund. Eighty-eight golfers and multiple sponsors supported the event, which has raised a total of $65,000 for the fund over the past five years. Click here to view a photo gallery from this event.

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