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Jun 21, 2013, 09:00 ET

Paula H. Holderman to Become 137th President of Illinois State Bar Association

Paula H. Holderman, chief attorney development officer at Winston & Strawn, LLP, in Chicago, will be installed on Friday, June 21, as the 137th...

Jun 11, 2013, 11:41 ET

Illinois State Bar Association Applauds Increase in Court Funding

John E. Thies, president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), today applauded the action of the Illinois General Assembly to increase...

Mar 12, 2013, 11:40 ET

Illinois State Bar Association Board Accepts Report Calling for Law School Reform

 The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) today released a 53-page report, supported with research and testimony from statewide hearings, that...

Dec 15, 2012, 13:43 ET

Illinois State Bar Association Assembly Approves Judicial Recusal Rule, Supports Same-sex Marriage, Medical Marijuana Bills

The Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) 203-member policy-making Assembly, today adopted a proposal rule governing recusal of judges in cases...

Nov 14, 2012, 14:06 ET

Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Announce Campaign Providing 1 Million Meals to Illinoisans in Need

In cooperation with Feeding Illinois, the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) today announced it is launching a food and fundraising drive among...

Aug 03, 2012, 15:40 ET

Illinois State Bar Association Supports Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act (S 2197)

The Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) approved a resolution at its July meeting in support of the federal Fairness in...

Jun 13, 2012, 14:38 ET

Urbana Attorney to Become 136th President of Illinois State Bar Association

 John E. Thies, a shareholder at Webber & Thies, P.C., in Urbana, will be installed on Friday, June 15, as the 136th president of the...

Jun 17, 2011, 11:03 ET

Chicago Attorney to Become 135th President of Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago attorney John G. Locallo, a partner in the real estate tax assessment law firm of Amari & Locallo located here, will be installed today...

Nov 30, 2010, 12:41 ET

Retired New York Judge, an Advocate for Juvenile Justice Reform, To Speak at Illinois State Bar Association Midyear Meeting Dec. 10

The Honorable Michael A. Corriero, a retired New York state judge whose court became a model for mobilization and coordination of treatment and...

Oct 05, 2010, 16:13 ET

Judicial Candidate Ratings Available From the Illinois State Bar Association

Ratings of all candidates for judicial office in Illinois in the November 2 election are available on the web site of the Illinois State Bar...

Jun 25, 2010, 10:45 ET

Mt. Vernon Attorney to Become 134th President of Illinois State Bar Association

Mt. Vernon, Illinois attorney Mark D. Hassakis will be installed today as the 134th president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the...

Jan 13, 2010, 11:04 ET

All Illinois Judicial Candidates Rated in Attorneys' Poll and Evaluations

All candidates for Illinois judicial offices in the February 2 primary election have been rated by Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) evaluation...

Jun 28, 2008, 01:00 ET

Illinois State Bar Association Assembly Votes to Support Abolishment of Death Penalty

ST. LOUIS, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 201-member Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) today voted in favor of abolition of the...

Feb 28, 2008, 00:00 ET

Illinois State Bar High School Mock Trial Invitational Takes Place This Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Teams from 48 high schools statewide will travel to Springfield, Ill., Friday and Saturday, February...

Nov 14, 2007, 00:00 ET

Illinois Legal Community To 'Stand in Support' of Pakistan's Lawyers

CHICAGO, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent days, Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared martial law, suspending the country's...

Jun 23, 2007, 01:00 ET

Illinois State Bar Association Votes to Support Legislation on Civil Unions

FONTANA, Wis., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 201-member Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) today voted to support a...

Jun 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Joseph G. Bisceglia Elected President of Illinois State Bar Association

FONTANA, Wis., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Joseph G. Bisceglia, a partner in the Chicago law firm of Jenner & Block, was elected and...

Jun 16, 2006, 01:00 ET

Irene F. Bahr to Be Installed as President of Illinois State Bar Association

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Irene F. Bahr, a sole practitioner in Wheaton, will be installed today as the 130th...

Dec 12, 2005, 00:00 ET

State Bar Association Assembly Votes to Expand Rules Governing Practice of Law by Foreign Lawyers

CHICAGO, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Foreign lawyers would have expanded opportunities to act as licensed foreign legal consultants or sit for the...

Sep 29, 2005, 01:00 ET

Statement from Robert K. Downs, President of the Illinois State Bar Association Concerning the New Supreme Court Rule Creating Minimum Requirements for Continuing Legal Education for All Illinois Lawyers

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "Continuing legal education (CLE) benefits everyone - the practicing bar and the public. There are no losers....