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2009 Press Releases

December 1, 2009

Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Judges Association Joint Meeting December 10-12, 2009 at Sheraton Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Illinois Judges Association (IJA) and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) will hold their 2009 Joint Meeting on Thursday through Saturday, December 10-12 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water Street.
November 30, 2009

97-year-old Attorney George Leighton to Receive State Bar's First "Diversity Leadership Award"

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Chicago attorney and retired federal judge George N. Leighton, 97, of counsel at Neal & Leroy, LLC, will receive the first “Diversity Leadership Award” from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on Thursday afternoon, December 10, at the organization’s Midyear Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water St.
June 26, 2009

Arlington Heights Attorney to Be Installed as President of Illinois State Bar Association

FONTANA, Wisconsin – Arlington Heights, Illinois attorney John G. O’Brien will be installed today as the 133rd president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s annual meeting at The Abbey.

June 11, 2009

Illinois State Bar Association CLE Program Wins International Award

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Bar Association, headquartered here, has received an award for Outstanding Achievement from the International Association for Continuing Legal Education for its Continuing Legal Education program, Divorce Basics for Pro Bono Attorneys, in the Public Interest category.
March 23, 2009

Hinsdale Central High School is Statewide Mock Trial Champion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hinsdale Central High School, in Hinsdale, placed first in the 27th annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational held at the University of Illinois at Springfield on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 2009.  The Hinsdale team also had the highest team average on the Written Law Exam and one of their students, Biren Bhansali, achieved a perfect score on the test.

March 19, 2009

State Bar's High School Mock Trial Invitational This Weekend, March 20-21, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Teams from 46 high schools statewide will participate in the 27th annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 2009, at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Public Affairs Center – Lower Level.

February 5, 2009

Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency, A Television Documentary to Air in Chicago on WTTW and WYCC

CHICAGO, Ill. – As a lawyer traveling Illinois’ Eighth Judicial Circuit, Abraham Lincoln made two simultaneous journeys. He gained respect as a skilled attorney and mesmerizing speaker, but he also built a political base and refined his views on the important issues of the day, many of which he would face in the White House.