Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

An interview with the Chief Justice By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, November 2013 Learn more about Rita Garman, who became the  119th Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court on  October 26, 2013.
Judicial presumptions By Anthony Longo Bench and Bar, November 2013 Judicial presumptions are absolutely justified and essential to the administration of justice.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, November 2013 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
A view from the bench By William R. Gallagher Workers' Compensation Law, October 2013 Arbitrator William Gallagher shares his insights.
Iain Johnston: Our new Federal Magistrate Judge By Eugene G. Doherty Federal Civil Practice, September 2013 Learn more about Magistrate Judge Iain D. Johnston, who has been selected to succeed P. Michael Mahoney in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern Division of Illinois. 
Judicial profile: Thomas M. Durkin By Kathryn A. Kelly Federal Civil Practice, September 2013 The Section on Federal Civil Practice continues its tradition of introducing you to our new judges and brings you a profile of Judge Tom Durkin.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Advice for judges based on six ancient sayings By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, August 2013 The author has selected six Chinese sayings that are concise yet chock-full of lessons for judges to absorb and practice.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2013 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman’s final “State of the Court” address By Hon. James F. Holderman Bench and Bar, June 2013 Judge Holderman's seven-year term as chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will expire on July 1, 2013.
Chief Judge James F. Holderman’s final “State of the Court” address By Hon. James F. Holderman Federal Civil Practice, June 2013 Judge Holderman's seven-year term as chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will expire on July 1, 2013.
The emotionally intelligent judge By Terry A. Maroney Bench and Bar, June 2013 How can psychology help judges learn to cope with their work-related emotions in a healthy, productive, professionally acceptable way?
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2013 Changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Female judges in Illinois: Where are we now? By Cindy G. Buys and Stephanie Macuiba Women and the Law, May 2013 This article examines some of the statistics relating to females in the judiciary in Illinois and includes interviews with several female judges examining the role and experiences of these female judges.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Rule changes clarify judges’ ability to be speakers or guests of honor at fundraising events By Steven P. Pflaum and Katherine Getz Bench and Bar, May 2013 The Supreme Court’s recent revisions to the Code of Judicial Conduct have provided much-needed guidance regarding both judges’ ability to participate in, and the permissible publicity for,  fundraising events.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Remembering Justice McMorrow By Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen Bench and Bar, March 2013 Recalling the legacy of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow.
A note from the Chair By Hon. Ann B. Jorgensen Bench and Bar, February 2013 A message from the Section Chair, Justice Ann B. Jorgensen.
Partial Impartiality and Illinois Judicial disqualification: Problems, prospects, and possibilities By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., Sabena Auyeung, and Christos Dimoulis Bench and Bar, February 2013 While maintaining complete impartiality is an honorable pursuit, is it possible for judges to leave their life experiences and common sense “at the courtroom door”? Must personal perspectives, morals, and values be traded in for a black robe?
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Taking a bite out of justice By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, February 2013 A recent study shows that in order to keep mentally fresh and sharp on the bench, a judge should eat a healthy breakfast, never skip lunch, and take a break whenever not feeling his or her most productive.
Illinois courts and the drug epidemic By Hon. Jane Mitton Bench and Bar, January 2013 This year, in recognition that drug-overdose deaths are the second leading cause of accidental death in the nation and deaths have increased significantly in recent years in both the Chicago Metropolitan Area and across Illinois, the Illinois General Assembly enacted legislation which provides for limited immunity from prosecution for any person who, in good faith, seeks or obtains emergency medical assistance for someone experiencing an overdose.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2013 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
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.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, December 2012 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Start spreading the news By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, December 2012 Unless addressed, ignorance of what occurs in our courthouses and courtrooms will imperil not only the public’s general perception of justice, but also, in time, the overall stability and even role of the justice system itself.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, October 2012 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Letter Bench and Bar, September 2012 Chief Judge James Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois has sent the following letter to many bar associations and others for comment.