Section Newsletter Articles on Judiciary

Case summaries By Joan Smuda, Hon. Michael Kiley, and Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, May 2003 In December 1998, the State sought to terminate the parental rights of respondent parents to their two children.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2003 The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges.
Judicial general election By Hon. Dennis M. Dohm Bench and Bar, March 2003 The results of the November 5, 2002, general election are now in. Candidates running for judicial office who were elected are listed below with their party affiliation and city of residence.
Judicial retention election By Hon. Dennis M. Dohm Bench and Bar, March 2003 The 1970 Constitution, Article VI, section 12(d), provides that an elected judge may seek to be retained in judicial office upon expiration of the judge's term office.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 2003 1. The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
The journey from lawyer to judge By James D. Wascher Bench and Bar, January 2003 When Supreme Court Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald swore me in as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in June of 2001, I thought that I knew exactly what to expect, based on more than 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, but the surprises and challenges of judicial service began the very next day.
Magistrate judge settlement conferences in the Northern District of Illinois By Morton Denlow Federal Civil Practice, January 2003 There are nine United States magistrate judges in Chicago. A major part of our duties consists of conducting settlement conferences.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2003 1. The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
State tax judges meet in Salt Lake City By Alexander P. White State and Local Taxation, January 2003 Forty state tax judges were in attendance at the 21st Annual State and Local Taxation Conference that convened in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 26, 2002.
Case summaries By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier and Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, September 2002 The United States Supreme Court has held that the Minnesota Supreme Court's Canon of Judicial Conduct that prohibited judicial candidates from stating their view on disputed legal or political issues violates the First Amendment (Republican Party of Minnesota, et al. v. White, 2002 WL 1378604 (June 27, 2002) Scalia, J. (Stevens, Ginsberg, Souter and Breyer, JJ. Dissenting)).
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2002 (1) The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
Learning from dicta By Adrienne W. Albrecht Bench and Bar, May 2002 Once again, Appellate Court justices have expressed their frustration at briefs that do not comply with the Supreme Court Rules in an opinion
Case summaries By Michael Kiley and Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, January 2002 Former Judge David Shields was convicted in March 1992 of a felony. Shields sought a refund of all of his contributions to the Judges' Retirement System ($113,222.04).
Cook County Chief Judge Donald P. O’Connell retires effective July 31, 2001 By Hon. Michael Jordan Bench and Bar, July 2001 Following Judge O'Connell's announcement in June that he planned to retire, articles in all news outlets unanimously heralded O'Connell's judicial career as having been nothing short of perfection.
Recent judicial appontments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 2000 1 The following circuit judges have resigned or retired from judicial office:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2000 (1) The Illinois Supreme Court announced on November 8, 1999, that Hon. Moses W. Harrison II is the chief justice of Illinois for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2000.
Judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, November 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional assignment authority, has made the following assignment:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment:
Recent judicial appointments Bench and Bar, July 1999 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 1999 1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointments:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, February 1999 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 1999 Recent changes to Illinois' Judiciary.