Articles on Judges

Meet Our Newest Judge: Magistrate Judge Lisa Jensen By Scott Paccagnini Federal Civil Practice, March 2020 A spotlight on Judge Lisa Jensen, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division’s newest magistrate judge.
The Longest Serving Illinois Judge Retires By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, (ret.) Bench and Bar, August 2019 Judge Matoesian entered judicial service on November 19, 1965, and served in Madison and Bond counties until his retirement—the longest tenure of any active judge in Illinois.
Making the record By Hon. Kevin T. Busch Bench and Bar, February 2018 While the reporter has a duty to take down all that is said, the true burden of making a record rests with us, the judges and attorneys. So what can we do to make a better record?
Judges are not like umpires By J. Andrew Hirth Bench and Bar, August 2010 Those who contend a judge’s only purpose is to call balls and strikes must think very little of the arguments advanced by the advocates who come before the Court.
Interview with Judge Katz By Erin Lamm Young Lawyers Division, April 2010 Learn more about the Honorable Nancy Katz, Associate Judge in the Domestic Relations Division in Chicago.
A review of the 29th Annual National Conference of State Tax Judges By Hon. Alexander P. White State and Local Taxation, November 2009 The 29th Annual National Conference of State Tax Judges (NCSTJ) convened on September 24-26, 2009 at the Commander Hotel in Cambridge, MA.
Judges need hugs too: Insights into judicial stress By Hon. Patricia C. Coffey Bench and Bar, May 2005 Judges have it easy. We arrive late, take two-hour lunch breaks, leave early and, when it suits our fancy, take time to don our black robes and reign, arbitrarily and capriciously, in courtrooms where our word is law, at least until it is reviewed by a higher court.

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