Cook County Circuit Court and College of Law Alumna Judge Debra B. Walker has been elected vice president of the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable affiliate of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). More here…
Performance evaluations have become mandatory for Illinois judges, by order of the state Supreme Court. The evaluations are designed to help judges become aware of potential performance problems and remedy them. The results won’t be made public.
You are invited to the Women’s Legal History Exhibit at the University of illinois in Champaign College of Law Atrium
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
opening Ceremony 3 p.m.
reception 4 – 5 p.m.
Bruce Smith, Dean, University of Illinois College of Law
Justice Carol Pope of the 4th Appellate Court
Commissioner Kim B. Fox
Dan Hamilton, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law
February 14th is the 117th anniversary of Myra Bradwell’s death.
Featuring history of five early lawyers:
✯ Myra Bradwell
✯ Florence Kelley
✯ Alta Hulett
✯ Ada Kepley
✯ Catherine McCulloch
Supreme Court of Illinois
The Supreme Court of Illinois was established by the Illinois Constitution in 1818. The Supreme Court is the supreme judicial body within the state and has supervisory responsibility over all other state courts and over the licensure and regulation of attorneys.
To learn more about the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Illinois judiciary, visit www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt.
Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission
The Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission was established in 2007 to “assist and advise the Court in regard to the acquisition, collection, documentation, preservation, cataloging, and related matters with respect to historic aspects of buildings, objects, artifacts, documents, and information, regardless of form, relating to the Illinois judiciary.
The Commission consists of nine members. The Governor, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the Supreme Court each appoint two members. In addition, the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts serves as an ex officio commissioner. The Commission seeks to carry out much of its work in partnership with historical
and cultural institutions, bar associations, universities, law schools, and state, local and federal agencies.
To learn more about the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission, visit www.illinoiscourthistory.org or call 217-670-0890.
Jerold S. Solovy, Chair
Cynthia Y. Cobbs, ex officio
Justice Joy V. Cunningham, Advisor
Kim B. Fox
Hon. Michael F. McClain
Joseph A. Power, Jr.
William J. Quinlan
Jane Hayes Rader
Hon. James R. Thompson
William L. Wheeler, Executive Director
Professor Richard Lazarus on the Oil Spill
Location Law School Room Auditorium – Capacity 132
Date Monday, January 31, 2011
Time 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Duration 60 minutes
Details Prof. Richard Lazarus (Georgetown Professor and Chair of President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission) will be at the University of Illinois College of Law to talk about the oil spill, the commission, and the recently released report. More info here.
Champaign County GOP Jason Barickman will replace State Representative Shane Cultra in the Illinois General Assembly.
A group of GOP County Chairmen from the 105th Illinois House District unanimously supported Barickman to fill the soon-to-be vacant seat created by Cultra’s anticipated departure to the Illinois Senate.
Cultra won re-election earlier this month to the 105 House District, but will begin filling Dan Rutherford’s remaining two years in the Senate starting January 9th, the same day Barickman expects to take office. Rutherford said Cultra’s the right choice for the job.
“America’s Future Global Challenges”
Friday, October 22, 2010, 12pm noon lecture.
Reception immediately following in the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Pavilion
Featuring… Professor Nicholas Burns
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group
Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008)
Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001)
Limited scope representation, the Illinois Supreme Court’s new mortgage foreclosure case, and more in the October issue of the Illinois Bar Journal.
Distinguished members of the Champaign County Bar Association, please be sure to renew your membership! The form (in Microsoft Word) can be downloaded from here:
Looking for a Mentoring Relationship? Seeking a Case Partnership?
If so, the new “Mentor/Case Match” tool found at www.IllinoisProBono.org is here to help! The Pro Bono Case Pairing and Mentor Matching System connects pro bono volunteers with one another as mentor/mentees or as case partners. The system is available to attorneys, law students, paralegals and other legal professionals who register on the website. Registration is free and provides you with access to legal resources in over 30 areas of law including automated documents. Click here for more info…