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2018 Press Releases

November 19, 2018

7th Circuit Judicial Candidates Rated in Illinois State Bar Association Lawyers’ Poll

Candidates for an associate judge vacancy in the 7th Judicial Circuit have been rated in an advisory poll of lawyers conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Results of this poll were made available today at www.isba.org/YouBeTheJudge.

October 12, 2018

Illinois Judicial Candidates Rated in Illinois State Bar Association Lawyers’ Poll and Evaluations

Candidates for Illinois judicial offices who are running in the November 6 election have been rated by an Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) evaluations committee, or in a poll of lawyers conducted by ISBA. Results were made available today at www.isba.org/YouBeTheJudge.

October 3, 2018

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Candidates Rated in Judiciary Advisory Poll

Candidates for an associate judge vacancy in the 17th Judicial Circuit have been rated in an advisory poll of lawyers conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) in cooperation with the Winnebago County (WCBA) and Boone County (BCBA) bar associations. Results of this poll were provided to Chief Judge Eugene G. Doherty and were made available today online.

July 11, 2018

Pinckneyville Police Officer to Receive Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Pinckneyville Police Officer James Holder will receive the Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on July 17 during a Pinckneyville Police Pension Board meeting.

The ISBA Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize 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. It recognizes those who excel in law enforcement.

June 26, 2018

Orland Park Police Chief to Receive ISBA Law Enforcement Award

Orland Park Police Chief Timothy McCarthy will receive the ISBA Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on July 2 during an Orland Park Village Board of Trustees meeting.

The ISBA Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize 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. It recognizes those who excel in law enforcement.

June 5, 2018

James McCluskey to be Installed as 142nd President of the Illinois State Bar Association

James F. McCluskey, a founding member of the law firm Momkus McCluskey, LLC, in Lisle, will be installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s 142nd Annual Meeting on Friday, June 15 at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis.

May 30, 2018

Lockport Police Chief to Receive Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Lockport Police Chief Terry Lemming will receive the ISBA Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on June 6 during a Lockport City Council meeting.

The ISBA Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize 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. It recognizes those who excel in law enforcement.

May 16, 2018

Project Placing Famous Lincoln Portrait in Illinois Courthouses Arrives in Madison County

A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Madison County Courthouse on Monday, May 21. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on the first-floor lobby of the courthouse and is open to the public.

The photograph was taken in Springfield by well-known photographer Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860, for Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign. Historians consider Hesler’s portrait one of the best taken of Lincoln during his pre-presidential years.

May 10, 2018

Project Placing Famous Lincoln Portrait in Illinois Courthouses Arrives in St. Clair County

A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the the St. Clair County Courthouse on Tuesday, May 15. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in the courthouse, 10 Public Square, Belleville. The event is open to the public.

The photograph was taken in Springfield by well-known photographer Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860, for Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign. Historians consider Hesler’s portrait one of the best taken of Lincoln during his pre-presidential years.

April 2, 2018

Consult a Lawyer for Free on April 28 During ISBA Ask A Lawyer Day

Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can consult a lawyer — at no cost — during the 37th annual Ask A Lawyer Day, Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) in cooperation with bar associations in Cook, DuPage, and Lake counties.

March 9, 2018

Illinois State Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Invitational to Take Place March 24-25 in Champaign

SPRINGFIELD, IL, March 9, 2018 –Teams from 41 high schools throughout the state will participate in the 36th annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational on March 24-25, 2018, at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign.

The top eight teams will compete in the final round on March 25, for the state championship. The winner will represent Illinois at the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Reno, Nevada. 

February 27, 2018

Illinois Judicial Candidates Rated In ISBA Evaluation and Poll

All Illinois judges running for retention, as well as candidates for Illinois judicial offices who are running in the March 20 primary election, have been rated by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Judicial Evaluations Committee, or in a poll of lawyers conducted by the ISBA. The results were made available today on ISBA's Judicial Evaluations page.

January 16, 2018

ISBA to Present Illinois Animal Law Conference in Carbondale

The Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Animal Law Section will be presenting the Illinois Animal Law Conference at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law in Carbondale on Friday, Feb. 9., at the Lesar Law Building from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The conference features speakers and panelists who will present cutting edge animal law updates of importance to municipalities, pet owners, and lawyers in many practice areas.