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21 Jun, 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...


11 Jun, 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...


12 Mar, 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...


15 Dec, 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...


14 Nov, 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...


03 Aug, 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...


13 Jun, 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...


17 Jun, 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...


30 Nov, 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...


05 Oct, 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...


25 Jun, 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...


13 Jan, 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...


28 Jun, 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...


28 Feb, 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...


14 Nov, 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...


23 Jun, 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...


22 Jun, 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...


16 Jun, 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...


12 Dec, 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...


29 Sep, 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....


31 Aug, 2005, 01:00 ET Illinois State Bar Association Launches National Appeal to Fund Rebuilding of Justice System Following Hurricane Katrina

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the valiant efforts by the emergency relief agencies to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, the...


16 Jun, 2005, 01:00 ET Chicago Lawyer to be Installed as President of Illinois State Bar Association

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert K. Downs, a partner in the Chicago law firm of Downs Law Offices, P.C., will be installed as...


10 May, 2005, 01:00 ET Study of Medical Malpractice in Illinois Shows Tort System is Not the Cause of Increases in Doctors' Liability Premiums

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of medical malpractice in Illinois conducted by a Duke University law professor finds that the...


03 Mar, 2005, 00:00 ET Illinois State High School Mock Trials March 4 and 5 to Argue "No-Fly" Travel Restrictions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Teams from 46 Illinois high schools will travel to Springfield, Ill., Friday and Saturday, March 4 and...


25 Aug, 2004, 01:00 ET Illinois State Bar Association Launches Effort to Counter Negative Campaigning in Supreme and Appellate Court Races

COLLINSVILLE, Ill., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerned with the national trend of increasingly politicized judicial elections, the Illinois State...