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Within the next decade, the aging population will explode due to the wave of baby boomers reaching retirement age, making it imperative that attorneys be prepared to assist and counsel both the elderly client and their children. Don’t miss this first annual elder law bootcamp in Chicago on April 24-25th that offers you the guidance and information you need to effectively represent an aging client! Attorneys with all levels of practice experience who attend this two-day seminar will gain a better understanding of: how to communicate with clients of diminished capacity; how to handle the cognitively impaired attorney; the new Elder Justice Center in Cook County; the alternatives to guardianship; wills vs. trusts; estate planning for families with a special needs member; guardianship litigation; grandparents raising grandchildren; important case law and statutory developments; preventing and prosecuting financial exploitation against elders; Long Term Care and the costs associated with it; and much more!

The program qualifies for 13.25 hours MCLE credit, including 2.5 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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Brian F. Telander was sworn in as Circuit Court Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in Wheaton on Friday by Justice Robert R. Thomas of the Illinois Supreme Court.

Telander received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School in 1976 and was admitted to practice that same year. He was a partner in the law firm of Telander and Telander from 1991-2014, specializing in criminal law. . He served as an associate judge in the 18th Circuit Court from 1988-1991.

Don’t miss this opportunity to update your knowledge on the ins-and-outs of a bankruptcy case!

Join us in Chicago on April 11th for this comprehensive look at bankruptcy procedure – from the different types of bankruptcy and the necessary steps to take when your debtor files for bankruptcy, to modifying an automatic stay and filing a proof of claim. Attorneys working in the commercial litigation, banking, collections and/or bankruptcy areas with basic practice experience who attend this full-day seminar will better understand: how to conduct the initial client interview, including the appropriate consultation questions and the required client disclosures; the statutory deadlines and requirements when representing a client during an adversary proceeding; the purpose and goal of a 341 meeting; the role of the Chapter 7 trustee in asset and no-asset cases; how to maximize your client’s recovery when representing a creditor in a bankruptcy; the common problems that can arise during a bankruptcy case and how to avoid them; and much more!

The program is presented by the ISBA Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy Section and qualifies for 6.0 hours MCLE credit.

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James R. Brumund
James R. Brumund
James R. Brumund, 65, entered eternal life on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with his loving family by his side.

Jim attended Arizona State University on a baseball scholarship, and was an Augustana College graduate. He graduated from Northern Illinois University Law School. He started his practice of law with his father and brother. Jim was a member of the Will County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Joliet Exchange Club, and former member and President of the Joliet Park District Foundation.

He created and coached the successful Joliet J’s girls softball team for numerous years. He was an assistant softball coach at Joliet Township where he helped coach the 2000 girls state softball championship team. He was presently an assistant coach for the varsity softball team at Joliet West. He was a mentor to his son, Danny, in baseball, football, and wrestling. He coached St. Joe’s Baseball, the Joliet Lightning, and the Channahon Excavators. He presently played senior softball throughout the country and Joliet Park District softball. Jim was part owner of Aux Sable Farms (The Property) where he spent many enjoyable hours hunting, fishing, and relaxing time with his family. Jim was a diehard Sox and Bears fan.

Jim was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, attorney, coach, and friend. Although law was his livelihood, sports was his passion.

Eugene J. Korst
Eugene J. Korst
Eugene J. Korst, age 86, passed away at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home on March 7, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Joliet, Gene graduated from St. John 's Grade School, Joliet Catholic High School, Joliet Junior College, University of Illinois and the John Marshall Law School. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being stationed in Germany. Gene 's law practice in Lockport began in 1960, which included representation of the City of Lockport, Valley View School District 96 and Kelvin Grove School District 91, and he practiced in Lockport until 2006, when he moved his practice to Joliet, retiring at the end of 2013. He was a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Will County Bar Association, and was a member and past president of the Lockport Lions Club.

Gene often said if he knew he could have made enough money to support his family, he would have given up his law practice to solely be a professional trumpet player. Gene learned to play the trumpet at age 8, playing in the Joliet Catholic High School Band from the 6th grade at St. John 's until graduation from the Hill. He played professionally on the road from 1945-51, played in the U.S. Infantry, 28th Division Army Band, and later played with the Hot Peppers of Jazz Band, Dixieland All Stars, Gene Victor, Roy Gordon, Guy Mau and others. He also played in the Joliet Junior College Community Band, Lewis University Jazz Ensemble, Moraine Valley Community Band, the American Legion Band, Bicentennial Park Summer Band and Brass Tracks Jazz Orchestra.

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and the Nominating Committee of the Circuit Court of Cook County today announced the names of the 26 candidates that they selected to appear on the ballot from which the circuit judges will vote to fill 13 associate judge vacancies.

The ISBA Intellectual Property Law Section will host "Become a Professional Writer: Industry Tips & Tricks," a networking event on April 23, 2014 at the ISBA Chicago Office, 20 S. Clark, Ste. 900. The event begins with registration and sign in from noon-12:15 and luncheon and panel from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Cost is $10 for ISBA members/$20 for non-members. Register at

The Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee will seek comment at a public hearing Friday, April 4 in Chicago on a proposed change to address the scope of electronically stored information, limitations on its use, production, and how such information is managed.

Proposal 14-01 is presented in the form of amendments to Supreme Court Rules 201, 204, 214, 216, 218 and 219. A copy of this and other proposals are available on the Supreme Court website at:

Learn how to admit social media into evidence with this half-day seminar! The social media landscape is dynamic and complex – and is often accompanied by privacy concerns and ethical issues. Join us in Chicago or via live webcast on Friday, April 4th for the opportunity to update your knowledge on social media and the law! Attorneys with all levels of practice experience attending this seminar will gain a better understanding of: What social media is and how to use it; how social media differs from other forms of communication; privacy and security settings; how to use social media as a news outlet; how to preserve social media evidence; the ethical issues that emerge with the use of social media; and how to argue for (or against!) allowing social media into evidence during litigation.

The program is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology and qualifies for 4.0 hours MCLE credit, including 3.0 hour Professional Responsibility MCLE credit (subject to approval).

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ISBA Laureate Keith E. Roberts Sr., 85, passed away on March 15, 2014.  An ardent though frustrated Cubs fan, and a trial lawyer who gave generously of his time and talents to train other lawyers in the fine art of gentlemanly advocacy in the courtroom. Recipient of the Laureate award from the ISBA Academy of Illinois Lawyers in 2004. The tribute from his induction is below.

Beloved husband of the late Marthan Roberts (nee Dusch); loving father of Chuck (Linda) Roberts; dear grandfather of Beth, Rick and Sara.

Visitation Thursday, March 20, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. Funeral Service Friday, March 21, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment private. Information at or 630-668-0016. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to DuPage County Bar Foundation.