Section Newsletter Articles on Biographies

Five quick questions with Jason R. Boltz, General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, June 2013 These questions and answers provide insight into the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Judicial profile: John J. Tharp, Jr. By Kathryn A. Kelly Federal Civil Practice, June 2013 Learn more about Judge Tharp, who was appointed to the bench last year.
Someone you should know: Jody Raphael By Melissa M. Olivero Women and the Law, May 2013 Learn more about this dynamic attorney and senior research fellow at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University College of Law.
Judicial Profile: Magistrate Judge Mary Rowland By Marron Mahoney Federal Civil Practice, December 2012 The ISBA Federal Civil Practice Section joins the Chicago legal community in welcoming Judge Rowland to the bench.
Northern District welcomes Judge John Z. Lee By Daniel Thies Federal Civil Practice, December 2012 An immigrant who came to the United States in 1972 at the age of four, unable to even speak English, Judge Lee rose to become the first Korean American ever to serve as an Article III federal judge in the Northern District.
Spotlight on accomplished committee member Gary Zhao By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2012 Gary embodies the values the ISBA encourages and cherishes in its best attorneys.
Someone you should know: Patrick Blanchard, Independent Inspector General for Cook County By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, October 2012 We have chosen to feature IIG Blanchard in this issue of The Public Servant so we might learn what made him aspire to be the first lawyer serving in such an important role and how this relatively new office and officer are faring since the position was created only four years ago.
Spotlight on Angela Baker Evans, our very own 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, October 2012 Learn more about Angela Baker Evans, who won the ISBA's 2012 Young Lawyer of the Year Award for outside Cook County.
Judicial profile: Edmond E. Chang By Kathryn A. Kelly Federal Civil Practice, September 2012 Get to know more about District Judge Edmond E. Chang.
The honorable Patricia Jackowiak By Sheila Harrell Administrative Law, June 2012 Learn more about Patricia Jackowiak, who currently serves as Director/Chief Administrative Law Judge of City of Chicago’s Department of Administrative Hearings.
Someone you should know: John Kamis, Senior Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn By Tiffany Elking Government Lawyers, June 2012 As Senior Advisor to Governor Pat Quinn, John Kamis knows the interplay between the lobbyists and community interest groups, and understands the inner-workings of both chambers.
Someone you should know: Pat Driscoll, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office By Karen Dimond Government Lawyers, March 2012 Learn more about this dynamic attorney and member of The Standing Committee on Government Lawyers.
Spotlight on Past YLD Council Chair Gregg A. Garofalo By Katie Kelleher Young Lawyers Division, February 2012 Learn more about former YLD Chair Gregg Garofalo.
Chairman Mitch Weisz interview By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, November 2011 Learn more about the various procedural and substantive changes that have come about as a result of the workers’ compensation reform signed by Governor Quinn on June 28, 2011.
Child Law Attorney Profile: Bartlett Joseph Carroll Jr. By Paul B. Novak Child Law, November 2011 Learn more about B.J. Carroll, former Assistant Public Defender of the Lake County Public Defenders’ Office assigned to the Juvenile Court as a Guardian ad Litem.
A casual conversation with Presiding Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan of the Cook County Probate Division By Gregg A. Garofalo and Joanna M. Lekkas Trusts and Estates, October 2011 This past June, the Trusts & Estates council members and practitioners met with the Honorable Judge Mary Ellen Coghlan at Clark Hill PLC over breakfast. Among the topics discussed were the newly enacted Civil Union Act, administrative policies within the courtrooms, attorney and guardian ad litem fees and the Probate Code in general.
Council member profile: Jewel N. Klein General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2011 Get to know Section Council member Jewel Klein.
Meet the editors Human Rights, October 2011 Get to know the editors responsible for putting together the Human Rights newsletter.
Someone you should know: Lisle A. Stalter, Assistant State’s Attorney, Lake County By Pablo Eves Government Lawyers, October 2011 Get to know Lisle Stalter, a Civil Assistant State's Attorney in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office and a past chair of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers.
Getting to know our very own Young Lawyer of the Year: An interview with Emily Masalski By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, September 2011 Get to know more about Emily Masalski, editor of this publication and the 2011 ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year for Cook County.
Judicial profile: District Judge James E. Shadid By Timothy J. Howard Federal Civil Practice, September 2011 Learn more about Judge Shadid, who was sworn in earlier this year.
Leadership Profile: Interview with Mark Hassakis, Immediate Past President of the Illinois State Bar Association By Anna P. Krolikowska General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2011 Get to know more about Mark Hassakis, whose presidecy of the ISBA ended in June.
Gender and the Judiciary—A view from the newest justice on the Illinois Supreme Court By Ellen Ogden Bench and Bar, August 2011 An interview with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis.
Meet the Section Council—Present and Past International and Immigration Law, August 2011 Get to know Erin Doyle and Tom Keating.
Child law attorney profile: Carolynne Paulsen By Alecia Wartowski Child Law, June 2011 Get to know more about child advocate Carolynne Paulsen.
Interview with Arbitrator Peter O’Malley Workers' Compensation Law, June 2011 An interview between attorney Catherine Mafee Levine and Arbitrator Peter O’Malley.
Women Everywhere honors Former Chief Judge Donald P. O’Connell and Calls for volunteers for Agency Projects Day on June 17th By Shital A. Patel Women and the Law, June 2011 The ISBA Women in the Law Committee is proud to be one of Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, Inc.'s long-standing bar partners and has supported WE from its early days.
Chairman Wilma Liebman: Forging a new process By Melissa M. Olivero Women and the Law, April 2011 On January 20, 2009, Wilma Liebman was appointed as the 20th Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama, only the second woman to serve in this capacity since the creation of the Board in its current form.
Leadership for inclusion at Illinois Law: Student member Carol Celestine By T.K. Peach Young Lawyers Division, April 2011 Learn about University of Illinois Law student Carol Celestine and her efforts to promote an inclusive student culture.
Meet the Section Council International and Immigration Law, April 2011 This issue's installment features Section members Rebecca Van Court and Mark Wojcik.