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Edwardsville Attorney Appointed to Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mark Goldenberg, a founder and managing partner of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., based in Edwardsville, has been appointed a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the 5th District of Illinois.

Effective immediately, his term expires Dec. 31, 2018 and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.  As a member of the 11-person committee, Goldenberg will help evaluate the moral character and general fitness of applicants to practice law in Illinois.

William J. Knapp 1960-2018

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

William J. Knapp, 58, of Edwardsville, died Thursday, Aug. 2. He was born June 20, 1960.

He was an attorney with Knapp, Ohl, & Green in Edwardsville. He was the son of Jane (Johnston) Knapp and the late Bill L. Knapp. 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Seeks Staff Attorney

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income individuals and groups in civil cases, is seeking a staff attorney at the Central Regional Office in East St. Louis.

The position includes representing clients in the areas of foreclosure and landlord/tenant law, and giving presentations to members of client population about their rights.

To be considered for this position, you must be admitted to practice law in Illinois and demonstrate a commitment to the representation of low-income individuals. Prior legal services experience is preferred.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Seeks Staff Attorney

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (LOLLAF) seeks to hire a staff attorney at LOLLAF's Central (East St. Louis) and Western (Alton) regional offices. LOLLAF is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income individuals and groups in civil cases. 

The staff attorney positions' responsibilities include representing low income persons in senior citizens in bankruptcy and consumer cases in a multi-county region, and participating in community legal education and outreach.

Pinckneyville Police Officer Receives Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Pinckneyville Police Officer James Holder received a Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on July 17 during a Pinckneyville Police Pension Board meeting. ISBA 2nd Vice President Dennis Orsey presented the award.

The Law Enforcement Award recognizes sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the entire criminal justice system. 

Famous Portrait of Abraham Lincoln Unveiled at Jersey County Courthouse

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Jersey County Courthouse received a reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph today.

The ceremony was part of a statewide campaign to place a framed copy of the famed photograph in a courthouse in each of Illinois’ 102 counties in commemoration of the state’s bicentennial.

The photograph was taken in Springfield by well-known photographer Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860, for Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign. Printed on canvas, the image of the beardless Lincoln is encased in a richly stained wood frame and measures 30-inches wide by 40-inches tall.

Bond County Courthouse Receives Famous Lincoln Portrait

Posted on July 2, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
(L-R) Judge David Dugan, 5th Dist. Appellate Court Justice and IJA Treasurer David Overstreet, ISBA 2nd Vice President Dennis Orsey, Resident Circuit Judge John Knight,and  Judge Sarah Smith Raschen. 

A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph was presented during a ceremony Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Bond County Courthouse.

The photograph was taken in Springfield by well-known photographer Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860, for Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign. Printed on canvas, the image of the beardless Lincoln is encased in a richly stained wood frame and measures 30-inches wide by 40-inches tall.

Historic Lincoln Portrait Arrives at Wayne County Courthouse

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph was unveiled June 25 at a ceremony at the Wayne County Courthouse.

The photograph was taken in Springfield by well-known photographer Alexander Hesler for Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign. It is considered to be one of the best taken of Lincoln during his pre-presidential years.

The permanent installation is made possible by donations from the Illinois Judges Association (IJA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and their respective foundations – the Illinois Judges Foundation and the Illinois Bar Foundation. 

Brockton Lockwood 1944-2018

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Brocton Lockwood, 74, of Herrin, died Monday, May 21, 2018. He was born January 10, 1944, son of Randolph Scott D Lockwood and Bonnie (Allen) Favrot.

Brocton married Gala Lindsey on March 16, 2001. She survives. 

Brocton is survived by three children, Arden Dudek of Georgestown, Texas, Allen Lockwood of Cambridge, Md., and Jessica Lockwood of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren, Beau and Mina Brandstetter; stepson and daughter-in-law, Dan and Alana King of Marion; and two grandchildren, Austin and Colten King.

He is also survived by one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Lindsey of Makanda; and many dearly loved cousins and special friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

Quick Takes on Illinois Supreme Court Opinions Issued Thursday, May 24

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Supreme Court handed down three opinions on Thursday, May 24. The court upheld the constitutionality of the Vehicle Code’s definition of "low-speed gas bicycle" in People v. Plank, considered the application of the officer suit exception to sovereign immunity in Parmar v. Madigan, and determined whether statutory changes apply retroactively to two Freedom of Information Act requests in Perry v. Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

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