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2017 Press Releases

October 26, 2017

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 Joseph G.

September 12, 2017

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

Officer Michelle Wilgus of the Belvidere Police Department will receive the ISBA Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on September 18 during a Belvidere City Council meeting.

August 17, 2017

ISBA Executive Director Installed as President of National Association of Bar Executives

Robert E. Craghead, executive director of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), was installed as 2017-18 president of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) Thursday, August 10, at the group’s annual meeting in New York City. He was elected vice-president in the spring of 2016 and automatically ascended to the presidency.

August 8, 2017

O'Fallon Detective to Receive Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Detective Carl Walker of the O’Fallon Police Department will receive the Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on August 21 during an O’Fallon City Council meeting at City Hall.

July 25, 2017

Illinois State Bar Association Creates New Privacy and Information Security Section

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) announced today the launch of its new member group, the Privacy and Information Security Section. The new section was proposed by Ari Scharg, a partner at Edelson PC in Chicago, and approved by the ISBA Board of Governors.

July 19, 2017

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Candidates Rated in Judiciary Advisory Poll

Candidates for an associate judge vacancy in the 15th Judicial Circuit have been rated in an advisory poll of lawyers conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Results of this poll were provided to Chief Judge Daniel A. Fish and were made available today at www.isba.org/YouBeTheJudge.

July 17, 2017

Tenth Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Candidates Rated in Judiciary Advisory Poll

Candidates for an associate judge vacancy in the 10th Judicial Circuit have been rated in an advisory poll of lawyers conducted by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Results of this poll were provided to Chief Judge Paul P. Gilfillan and were made available today at www.isba.org/YouBeTheJudge.

June 14, 2017

Judge Russell Hartigan to Be Installed as 141st President of Illinois State Bar Association

Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, of Western Springs, arbitrator, lawyer, and retired Cook County judge, will be installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s 141st Annual Meeting on Friday, June 16 at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis.

June 13, 2017

ISBA Awards to Be Presented at 141st Annual Meeting

The Illinois State Bar Association will present several awards recognizing individuals for their commitment and service to the profession and their communities at the organization’s 141stAnnual Meeting at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin. Award recipients are:

June 7, 2017

Madison County Resident Elected Third Vice President of Illinois State Bar Association

Dennis J. Orsey, of Granite City, a solo practitioner, has been elected third vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association. He will serve a one-year term in each of the three vice presidential offices and become president of the 32,000-member organization in June 2020.

April 13, 2017

Consult a Lawyer for Free on April 29 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 36th Annual Ask A Lawyer Day, Saturday, April 29, 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, Lake, and Will counties.

April 4, 2017

ISBA 2017 Class of Laureates Honored for Upholding Highest Principles of Law

CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Academy of Illinois Lawyers inducted its twelfth class of Laureates during a Luncheon on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, in Chicago.

The March 30 induction began with a welcome reception at 11:15 a.m., followed by the luncheon at 12:00 p.m.

The 2017 Class of Laureates, who were recognized during a ceremony conducted by the chancellor of the Academy Board of Regents, bringing the total of distinguished Illinois attorneys to receive this honor to 111.

January 10, 2017

22nd Circuit Judicial Candidates Rated in Illinois State Bar Association Lawyers’ Poll

Candidates for an associate judge vacancy in the 22nd 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.