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John Locallo Installed as President-Elect of Illinois State Bar Association

Chris Ruys Communications, Inc.
Chris Ruys
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For Immediate Release: 
July 1, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Chicago attorney John G. Locallo has moved up the organizational ladder of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), becoming  president-elect of the organization on Saturday, June 26, at the ISBA’s 134th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, in St. Louis, Missouri.
In line to become the ISBA’s 135th president in 2011, Locallo is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Amari & Locallo where he concentrates his practice in real estate tax assessment law.   
Locallo was first elected to the board in May 2004 and re-elected in 2007. He served as an elected member of the ISBA Assembly from 1996 until his election to the board.  He is active on numerous committees, including the Scope and Correlation committee and the Steering Committee on Strategic Planning. He is a board member and past chair of the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA.
Over the years, Locallo has been active in several other professional and civic organizations, including the Justinian Society of Lawyers for whom he served as president in 2001. A member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, he is the past president, and currently a member, of the Chicago-Kent College of Law-IIT Alumni Board of Directors.  He received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2002.
Locallo graduated from the University of Illinois in 1982 and became a Certified Public Accountant the following year. He received his J.D. in 1986 and his LL.M in Taxation in 1992 from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago.
The 33,000-member Illinois State Bar Association, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public.

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