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Sitton joins Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.

Posted on June 16, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Jaime L. Sitton
Jaime L. Sitton
Jaime L. Sitton has joined the firm of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. as an associate. Sitton received an undergraduate degree from Truman State University in 2003 and a Juris Doctoris degree from Marquette University Law School in 2006. Her primary focus will be health law -- medical malpractice. Sitton was formerly associated with the law offices of Moser & Marsalek, P.C. Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. has offices in St. Louis, Carbondale and Edwardsville. Illinois Lawyer Now is happy to announce transitions for ISBA members. Please include name, position, law firm, practice areas, education information and former employer. A mug shot in  the JPG file format may also be included. Send information to cbonjean@isba.org.

ISBA Bar News briefs

Posted on June 16, 2009 by Chris Bonjean

Stay in touch with Language Tips columnist

Gertrude Block, who wrote the Language Tips column in the ISBA Bar News, invites readers to continue to send her questions via email to block@law.ufl.edu

Correction

In the June issue of the ISBA Bar News, a typographical error occurred in the telephone number for the new professional consulting firm of RobinsonNiro in Chicago. The correct number is (312) 752-5393.

Bar Foundation honors ISBA President Jack Carey

Posted on June 15, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
Jack C. Carey
Jack C. Carey
ISBA President Jack C. Carey was honored by the Illinois Bar Foundation at a benefit reception on June 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. Carey's term as ISBA president will conclude on June 27 at the end of the 133rd Annual Meeting at the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva.

ISBA's Academy of Illinois Lawyers presents awards to 2009 Class of Laureates

Posted on June 15, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
The 2009 class of Laureates includes (from left): Thomas F. Londrigan of Springfield; Russell K. Scott of Belleville; John W. Damisch of Northfield; Joseph L. Stone of Chicago; Sheila M. Murphy of Chicago; Mary Ann G. McMorrow of Chicago; F. Lance Callis of Granite City; and Joseph M. Laraia of Wheaton.
The 2009 Class of Laureates includes (from left): Thomas F. Londrigan of Springfield; Daniel L. Houlihan of Wilmette; Russell K. Scott of Belleville; John W. Damisch of Northfield; Joseph L. Stone of Chicago; Sheila M. Murphy of Chicago; Mary Ann G. McMorrow of Chicago; F. Lance Callis of Granite City; and Joseph M. Laraia of Wheaton.
The Illinois State Bar Association’s Academy of Illinois Lawyers presented Laureate medallions to nine distinguished Illinois attorneys named to the 2009 Class of Laureates at an April 29 luncheon at The Standard Club in Chicago. The 2009 class, nominated by their peers in the profession, includes Thomas F. Londrigan of Springfield, a partner in Londrigan, Potter & Randle; Daniel L. Houlihan of Wilmette, who recently retired from the active practice of law after 45 years; Russell K. Scott of Belleville, a partner in Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale; John W. Damisch of Northfield, a principal in the Chicago law firm of Damisch & Damisch, Ltd.; Joseph L. Stone of Chicago, of counsel to Seyfarth Shaw; Sheila M.

Facebook "username" deadline looms

Posted on June 12, 2009 by Mark S. Mathewson
Does your firm have a presence on Facebook? Or maybe a key client's firm or business? If so, check out this article in the National Law Journal to learn about some important -- and imminent -- deadlines. Here's a quote: "Starting Saturday, at 12:01 a.m. EST, Facebook will allow an estimated 200 million users to select any 'usernames,' which can include a trademark, brand name or personal name. And if the owner hasn't registered the trademark first with Facebook, it's up for grabs."

New Harvard Law dean has Chicago connection

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
New Harvard Dean Martha Minow~photo credit Justin Ide/Harvard News Office
New Harvard Law Dean Martha Minow~Justin Ide/Harvard News Office
Harvard Law School named Martha Minow as its new dean Thursday. Minow, who has been a member of the Law School faculty since 1981, is the daughter of Newton Minow, senior counsel at Sidley Austin. The Tribune's Chicago Law has the story. Martha Minow replaces Elena Kagan, who became U.S. solicitor general earlier this year, on July 1.

Booming legal field: health care

Posted on June 11, 2009 by Chris Bonjean
The anticipated federal overhaul of the nation's health care system has law firms looking to add attorneys with health care expertise. Law.com has the story.

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