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2018 Press Releases

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.