2017 Press Releases

August 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

January 10, 2017

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.