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Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2016 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Lawyers can benefit from judicial heuristics By Michael G. Cortina Bench and Bar, June 2016 A look at different cognitive shortcuts and how attorneys can use them to assist their clients.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2016 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Judges should not say “expert” in front of the jury By Evan Bruno Bench and Bar, May 2016 It’s impossible to say for certain whether a judge’s oral designation of a witness as an expert has ever tipped the scales in a jury trial. But more importantly, why does the jury even need to be informed of this evidentiary ruling?
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2016 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2016 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Understanding the new Illinois law requiring judges to advise foreign nationals of their right to consular notification By Mark E. Wojcik Bench and Bar, April 2016 A new Illinois statute that entered into force on January 1, 2016 now expressly requires Illinois judges to advise foreign nationals of their right to have their consulate informed of their arrest or detention
Justice on the move By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr. Bench and Bar, February 2016 A discussion of how we can work to make the courts more accessible to litigants.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2016 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2016 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Jorge Ortiz – New Lake County Chief Judge By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr., (Ret.) Bench and Bar, December 2015 Judge Ortiz is passionate about being a judge and part of the judicial system.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, December 2015 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, October 2015 Changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2015 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2015 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Judge James Holderman retires By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, May 2015 Now, 30-years and one month after his swearing in, Judge Holderman is retiring as a Judge, but not retiring from the legal profession. He is joining one of the mediation and arbitration services where he hopes to continue helping people resolve their disputes.
Judicial candidates still cannot solicit campaign contributions By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, May 2015 The bottom line for judges and judicial candidates in Illinois remains: they may not personally solicit contributions to fund their campaigns. Rather, they must continue to rely upon committees to do the money begging for them.
Recent Appointments and Retirements Bench and Bar, May 2015 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent Appointments and Retirements Bench and Bar, April 2015 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
From writing fiction to fact—A profile of Justice David Ellis By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, March 2015 Learn more about this dynamic author and Justice on the Appellate Court.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 2015 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2015 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent Appointments and Retirements Bench and Bar, December 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Justice Reyes honored Bench and Bar, October 2014 The Hispanic Heritage Organization recently presented Justice Jesse G. Reyes, of the First District Appellate Court, with the Dr. Jorge S. Prieto, Sr., Humanitarian Award.
Recent Appointments and Retirements Bench and Bar, October 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Judicial pet peeves By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, August 2014 A compilation of frequently cited irritants.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2014 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2014 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Advice from the bench By Christina N. Malecki Young Lawyers Division, June 2014 Some tips and advice from current judges from different counties throughout the State of Illinois to help newly admitted attorneys prepare for their courtroom appearances.