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Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Joel Powless as Resident Judge in Fourth Judicial Circuit

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Joel J.C. Powless as a resident circuit judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit.

Powless is being appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Wm. Robin Todd on Jan. 18. The appointment takes effect on March 1 and will conclude on Dec. 7, 2020, when the vacancy will be filled by the winner of the November 2020 general election.

Robert Wilson 1939-2019

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Robert William Wilson, 79, of Edwardsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

He was born April 20, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Joseph Marion Wilson Sr. and the late Esther Ida (Capstick) Wilson. He married Nancy Graham (Enslin) Wilson on Aug. 13, 1960, at the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in Webster Groves, Missouri and she survives.

Greensfelder Officer Kurt Schroeder Named Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 2018 Citizen of the Year

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has announced that Kurt S. Schroeder, an officer in the firm’s Belleville office, has been honored by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce as its 2018 Citizen of the Year.

The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual member of the Belleville community for outstanding contributions and service in education, charitable and voluntary service, fundraising, or any other area that contributes to the enrichment of the quality of life in Belleville. The Greater Belleville Chamber supports and advances business and community interests, as well as the quality of life, in Belleville and surrounding communities.

Office of the State Appellate Defender Seeks Assistant Appellate Defenders

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Office of the State Appellate Defender has openings for the position of assistant appellate defender in Springfield and Mt. Vernon.

The position will provide criminal appellate representation to indigent clients. Responsibilities include reading records, conducting research, drafting briefs and other documents, and presenting oral arguments.

File Your Nominating Petitions for ISBA Election by Thursday, January 31

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The deadline to submit nominating petitions for the ISBA election is Thursday, Jan. 31, at 4:30 p.m. at either the Illinois Bar Center, 424 S. 2nd St., Springfield, or the Chicago Regional Office at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 900, Chicago.

Members of the ISBA will elect a third vice president, 11 seats on the Board of Governors, 45 seats on the Assembly in Cook County, and 88 seats on the Assembly outside Cook County.

One board seat is open in each of the following Areas: Area 2 (Circuits 17, 19 and 22), Area 4 (circuits 10, 14, and 15), Area 5 (Circuits 5, 6 and 11), Area 7 (Circuits 1, 2 and 4), Under Age 37 in Cook County, and Under Age 37 outside Cook County. Additionally, five seats are open in Cook County.

SIU School of Law Hosts Women in Leadership Dinner

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Southern Illinois University School of Law hosted a Women in Leadership networking dinner on Jan. 11 in Carbondale.

Pictured above are SIU School of Law Dean Cindy Buys, keynote speaker Aurora Abella-Austriaco, former Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and ISBA 2nd Vice President Dennis Orsey.

Nominating Petitions Now Being Accepted for Upcoming ISBA Election

Posted on January 2, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

In the spring, members of the ISBA will elect a third vice president, 11 seats on the Board of Governors, 45 seats on the Assembly in Cook County, and 88 seats on the Assembly outside Cook County.

One board seat is open in each of the following Areas: Area 2 (Circuits 17, 19 and 22), Area 4 (circuits 10, 14, and 15), Area 5 (Circuits 5, 6 and 11), Area 7 (Circuits 1, 2 and 4), Under Age 37 in Cook County, and Under Age 37 outside Cook County. Additionally, five seats are open in Cook County.

ISBA Hosts Reception for New Legislators

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois State Bar Association hosted a reception for new legislators on November 26 at the Sangamo Club in Springfield. Pictured with ISBA Second Vice President Dennis Orsey are state Senator-elect Rachelle Aud Crowe and state Rep. Monica Bristow.  

November 2018 Bar Admission Ceremony Highlights

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court justices welcomed 1,283 new attorneys to the legal profession on Nov. 8 during admissions ceremonies held at five different locations across the state. 

ISBA staff members were in attendance at all five ceremonies to welcome the state's newest attorneys to the profession, take photos, and talk about the benefits of ISBA membership, which is free for one year for new admittees. Member benefits can be activated by filling out the New Admittee Membership Form

All of those who were sworn in have passed the Illinois State Bar Examination and a required ethics examination and were certified by the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. They bring the total number of licensed attorneys in Illinois to approximately 98,000.

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