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Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

How judges influence advocacy By Patrick M. Flaherty and Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, February 2009 When judicial action is appropriate, it should be tempered with recognition that action carries consequences and that even routine practices can impact an impressionable jury.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2009 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Interview with the Chief Justice By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, December 2008 “A judge’s judge. A lawyer’s judge.” Those are some of the words used to describe Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald at a recent ISBA-CBA reception honoring Illinois’ new Chief Justice. 
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, December 2008 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Journey to Judgeship: An Interview with Judge Patrice M. Ball-Reed By Mona M. Stone Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2008 A dynamic woman recently fulfilled an aspiring goal and assumed her well-deserved spot on the Cook County bench.
A conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, October 2008 The National Association of Women Judges’ Midwestern Regional Leadership Conference brought Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Chicago for two memorable events on August 27 and 28.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2008 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2008 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2008 1. The Circuit Judges have appointed the following to be Associate Judges:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2008 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 2008 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2008 1. Pursuant to its constitutional authority, the Supreme Court has recalled the following to be Associate Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, December 2007 The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, November 2007 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2007 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2007 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Twenty-second Judicial Circuit comes to life By Hon. Michael J. Chmiel Bench and Bar, June 2007 On December 4, 2006, the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois came to life.
2007 Fellowship By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, April 2007 The National Administrative Law Judge Foundation, the public interest arm of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, http://www.naalj.org/, is requesting applications for the 2007 Fellowship.
New law abolishes judicial driving permits By Edward M. Maloney Traffic Laws and Courts, March 2007 Recently, MADD, AAIM and other support groups came to the conclusion that the increased use of BAIID or SCRAM devices would reduce the DUI recidivist rate.
Reaching Out or Overreaching—Judicial ethics and the self-represented litigant By Paul E. Freehling Administrative Law, February 2007 On January 8, 2007, Cynthia Gray, Director of the Center for Judicial Ethics of the American Judicature Society (AJS), spoke to the Administrative Law Judges Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2007 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Residency rule for judges is unconstitutional: Madigan By Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, February 2007 Attorney General Lisa Madigan has opined that once circuit judges elected from a single county or subcircuit are retained in a circuit-wide election, they are no longer required to live within the boundaries of the county or subcircuit from which they were initially elected.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, October 2006 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge
Walnuts keep falling on my head and other horrors of litigation By Terrence J. Lavin Bench and Bar, October 2006 Reading slip opinions is part and parcel of the practicing attorney’s daily grind.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2006 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
The role of Magistrate Judges in federal civil practice By Magistrate Judge David Bernthal Federal Civil Practice, September 2006 A United States Magistrate Judge is a federal trial judge appointed to serve in a United States District Court for a term of eight years.
Summary of important items from the June meeting minutes By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Bench and Bar, September 2006 This summary will, hopefully, appear shortly after each meeting of the Bench and Bar Section Council so that all readers will know what we are working on.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, July 2006 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge
Editor’s column: Who will speak for the judges? By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, June 2006 Attacks on the judiciary have been going on for a number of years.
Inaugural Lunch With a Judge program a success By Dion Davi Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 Success!! Success!! Success!! These were my thoughts as the inaugural Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and DuPage County Bar Association New and Young Lawyers Committee co-sponsored Lunch with a Judge presentation came to a conclusion.

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