Articles on Bench and Bar Section Council

Mary Ann McMorrow remembered By Hon. Rita Garman Bench and Bar, December 2018 Justice Garman remembers her hero and friend, Mary Ann McMorrow.
The opioid crisis and the elderly By Donna J. Jackson & Chantelle Hickman-Ladd Bench and Bar, December 2018 The opioid epidemic creates unique problems for the elderly because it affects them in multiple facets of their life.
Appellate court clarifies “sole proximate cause” By Brian O. Watson Bench and Bar, August 2018 The appellate court recently made clear in Douglas v. Arlington Park Racecourse that the sole proximate cause of plaintiff’s injury may be something—other than the defendant—no matter what their status may be in the lawsuit and no matter how many they may be in number.
International Shoe got the boot By Michael Cortina Bench and Bar, August 2018 A discussion of Illinois' long arm statute and how the 2014 U.S. Supreme Court case Daimler AG v. Bauman impacts the analysis that must be conducted by courts and litigants regarding foreign corporations.
The picture window By Justice Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, August 2018 Being present in the community and looking out for those we should be helping is part of our calling as lawyers.
Illinois 2L agrees: Time’s up By Sara Crook Bench and Bar, July 2018 A summary of the keynote speaker's presentation at the Women's Bar Association of Illinois Annual Dinner.
Judging judges By Michael G. Cortina Bench and Bar, July 2018 Trial experience is often seen as the measurement that matters the most in selecting judges, but other qualifications and experience should also be factored in when evaluating judicial candidates.
Perfect timing: The right time to release legal holds By Valerie Brummel & Kelly Warner Bench and Bar, July 2018 By understanding when litigation holds may safely be released, organizations and individuals can confidently release such holds at the right time to minimize costs and risks.
Justice Hyman’s remarks in presenting retired downstate judge Brockton Lockwood with IJA’s Distinguished Service Award Bench and Bar, June 2018 Remarks by Justice Michael Hyman when he presented Judge Brockton Lockwood with the Illinois Judges Association's Distinguished Service Award.
A life in the law: George N. Leighton, 1912-2018 By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, June 2018 A tribute to George N. Leighton, 1912-2018.
When greenbacks were the rule of law By E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, June 2018 Judge Brockton Lockwood helped root out corruption in the Chicago courts while assigned to Cook County many years ago.
Theresa Gronkiewicz assigned to ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Bench and Bar, May 2018 ABA Senior Counsel Theresa ("Terri") Gronkiewicz has been assigned to staff the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.
Section news Bench and Bar, April 2015 Find out what new position Judge Diane Lagoski (who also serves as Chair of the ISBA's Bench & Bar Section) has been appointed to.
Summary of important items from the September 2006 meeting minutes By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Bench and Bar, October 2006 Summary of the minutes from the recent Bench & Bar Section Council meeting
There should be a law that… Bench and Bar, November 2005 How many times have you thought or said this phrase in your duties as a judge or your work as a lawyer? Now is the time to make your suggestions.
Bench & Bar Section Council seeks input Bench and Bar, October 2004 The Section Council has undertaken study of a proposal advanced by one of its members to amend statutory provisions for the number of jurors to serve on jury trials in civil cases where the claim for damages does not exceed $50,000, which is the upper limit for cases that are referred to arbitration.

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