Articles on Biographies

Someone you should know: Recently appointed Northern District of Illinois United States Magistrate Jeffrey Cole By Glenn R. Gaffney Labor and Employment Law, October 2005 Jeffrey Cole was installed as United States Magistrate, Northern District of Illinois on June 16, 2005.
Someone you should know: Recently appointed Northern District of Illinois United States Magistrate Jeffrey Cole By Glenn R. Gaffney Federal Civil Practice, September 2005 Jeffrey Cole was installed as United States Magistrate, Northern District of Illinois on June 16, 2005.
Someone you should know: The Honorable Nancy J. Katz By Donna Del Principe Government Lawyers, September 2005 Judge Nancy J. Katz was concerned with justice long before she became a judge. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in sociology and criminal justice at Northeastern Illinois University, Judge Katz worked in a domestic violence shelter in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.
U.S. Magistrate Donald G. Wilkerson By Jack A. Strellis Federal Civil Practice, September 2005 This early spring, Donald G. Wilkerson, of Glen Carbon, Illinois, age 53, continued his career as a public servant now serving as the newest federal magistrate judge within the Southern District of Illinois, filling the position formerly held by Magistrate Gerald B. Cohn.
Voice of a Co-Editor By Vickie Gillio Women and the Law, September 2005 Learn more about member Susan Brazas.
Chair’s corner By Terry Shafer Hoffman Administrative Law, June 2005 Learn more about member Ann Breen-Greco.
Chair’s corner By Terry Shafer Hoffman Administrative Law, April 2005 Learn more about member Jewel Klein.
Sister Catherine Ryan By Robin Belleau Child Law, April 2005 Sister Catherine Ryan, who is a long-time member of the Juvenile Justice Section Council, was recently appointed Executive Director of Maryville Academy.
Meeting Annie E. Thar By Meredith E. Ritchie Women and the Law, February 2005 Annie Thar's enthusiasm for the legal profession is contagious!
Profile of Judge Donald Wilkerson By Jennifer Claire Sprague Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, February 2005 Donald Wilkerson assumed his duties as magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on January 4, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the classroom, the courtroom, and the local community.
Profile of Jorge Montes By Andrew Fox Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2004 This story is about building the future. Since law school, Jorge Montes has been attracted to the ISBA.
Meeting Gloria Santona By Meredith E. Ritchie Women and the Law, October 2004 As I drove into the lush woods, the rain stopped and I saw a contemporary building that seemed to blend into the landscape: McDonald's Corporate Headquarters.
Someone you should know: David Koski By John Gibbons Government Lawyers, September 2004 In early May 2004, a staff meeting was held for the employees of the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office.
Someone you should know: Edwin R. Parkinson By Kelly Wingard Government Lawyers, June 2004 Ed Parkinson is someone you should know. The affable Irishman with smiling eyes and a "never-known-a-stranger" personality, is also a no-nonsense prosecutor with an appetite for death penalty cases.
Someone you should know: Raquel “Rocky” Martinez By Bryant Gomez Government Lawyers, March 2004 When Raquel "Rocky" Martinez approached her high school counselor to discuss her plan to pursue a legal career, she did not expect to receive such a discouraging response.
Myra Colby Bradwell: Illinois’ first woman lawyer By Julie Gracheck Women and the Law, February 2004 Myra Colby Bradwell, the state's first woman lawyer, began the rich history of the women's legal profession in Illinois.
The remarkable life and times of Alta May Hulett By E. Lynn Grayson Women and the Law, February 2004 Remembered best as the first woman attorney admitted to the Illinois bar, Alta May Hulett's brief legal career was remarkable. Joining forces with Myra Bradwell, Illinois' first woman attorney, Ms. Hulett succeeded in passing legislation prohibiting sexual discrimination in employment practices and ensured the right for all women attorneys to join the bar and practice law.
Senator Paul Simon: A personal reflection By Scott W. Gertz Young Lawyers Division, February 2004 Illinois has a rich tradition of producing honorable public servants. Senator Paul Simon, who died in December 2003, has long ago assumed his place at the very top of this pantheon.
Someone you should know: Diann Marsalek By John Scully Government Lawyers, November 2003 Diann Marsalek has no trouble keeping busy. As Chief Counsel for the Illinois Department of Corrections (“DOC”), she is responsible for all legal affairs involving 13,000 DOC staff members, the 44,000 adults currently housed in Illinois’ correctional facilities, and the thousands more residing in adult transition centers and juvenile detention centers.
One of our own to become Bar president By Claire A. Manning Women and the Law, September 2003 Irene Bahr, one of the founders of ISBA's Special Committee on Women and the Law, and a tenacious advocate of women's issues within the legal community, is to become President of ISBA in 2006.
Someone you should know: Jan Paul Miller By Aaron Freeman Government Lawyers, August 2003 After graduating from Harvard Law School, Jan Paul Miller worked in private law firms in New York and Boston for partners who had previously worked as Assistant United States Attorneys.
A few words about Judge Wood from his colleagues Federal Civil Practice, May 2003 I am so happy to have Judge Harlington Wood, Jr. as a colleague. The "Jr." is important to Woody because of his veneration of his father, also Judge Harlington Wood, though the latter was judge of an Illinois Court.
Getting to know your Council members Child Law, April 2003 Ellen Pauling has been the juvenile prosecutor in DeKalb County since 1989 and a council member since the early 1990s.
Someone you should know: Miriam Miquelon By Polly Hampton & Judith Hahn Government Lawyers, February 2003 An interview with a United States Attorney is enough to make any two law students nervous.
Someone you should know: Juanita Temple By Doris J. Funches Government Lawyers, August 2002 Inspired to pursue a legal career when our country was experiencing political and social change due to Watergate and the Civil Rights Movement, Juanita S. Temple is the epitome of an accomplished attorney, brightened with skill while maintaining a watchful eye on the community.
Remembering Hon. Michael A. Bilandic: former Chief Justice, Alderman and Mayor of Chicago By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, May 2002 Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Michael A. Bilandic died at age 78 on January 15, 2002.
Hon. William G. Clark, former chief justice, former attorney general, former legislator died August 17, 2001. By Michele M. Jochner Bench and Bar, October 2001 Former Illinois Supreme Court Justice William G. Clark died at age 77 on August 17, 2001.
Someone you should know: Jim Grogan By Rosalyn B. Kaplan Government Lawyers, October 2001 Do you have a question about legal ethics? Or maybe a question about judicial ethics? If you are among the seemingly endless list of his friends or acquaintances, you would pick up the phone and call Jim Grogan.
Lawyers who lead our community By Holly A. Petrik Young Lawyers Division, November 2000 One person that affects our quality of life in Cook County is State's Attorney Richard A. Devine.
Profile: Judge Gloria G. Coco By Frank A. DiVito Young Lawyers Division, May 2000 Domestic violence is well documented as one of the most horrific crimes that can be committed, destroying families, individuals and society.

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