Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

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.
Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow announces her retirement Women and the Law, June 2006 The recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Ceiling Buster Award from the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the American Bar Association, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow has served as a shining example and mentor to women attorneys throughout her magnificent legal career.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2006 Recent judicial appointments and retirements.
Justice McMorrow has announced her retirement Bench and Bar, April 2006 After more than 13 years as a Justice of the Supreme Court, former Chief Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow will retire effective July 5, 2006.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, April 2006 Changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, December 2005 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, November 2005 Recent changes in Illinois' Judiciary.
Illinois Judicial Circuit Rules Directory By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, September 2005 Technology has changed reliance on yellow legal pads as cell phones and personal digital assistant ("PDAs") assume a greater use among lawyers for noting dockets and phone numbers.
Judicial Profile: U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez of the Northern District of Illinois By Devlin J. Schoop Federal Civil Practice, September 2005 Judge Maria Valdez, recently appointed to an eight-year term as a Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, has hit the ground running.