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The "Becoming a Law Professor" program will address reasons to become a law professor and explain the hiring process. Southern Illinois University School of Law presents this program to encourage diversity among law professors. There will be handouts and time for one on one questions, as well as a group presentation. The workshop will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, at the Illinois State Bar Association's Annual Meeting in Lake Geneva, Wis. For more information on the ISBA's Annual Meeting, click here. Visit Illinois Lawyer Now ofter for frequent updates from the Annual Meeting.
The Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society will honor five attorneys at its fourth annual Legal Legends Luncheon for their extraordinary contributions to the Chicago legal community and their efforts to promote the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses. The 2009 Legal Legends are:
  • State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie
  • Alan J. Greiman, former Illinois Appellate Justice
  • Alexander Polikoff, Public Housing Program Director
  • Leon M. Despres (posthumous award)
  • Fay Clayton, Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C.
The luncheon will be held Friday, June 26, from noon-2 p.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson. RSVP to Lindsey Marcus, lmarcus@gmail.com or call (312) 371-4496.
In a recent post, Solo in Chicago blawgger Peter Olson interviews fellow Chicagoan Russell Knight about his decision to go solo and the particulars of his practice (how he sets fees, attracts clients, etc.).  A twist on Knight's practice: he's fluent in Spanish.
Jayne Reardon
Jayne Reardon
The Illinois Supreme Court announced today that Jayne Reardon has been appointed as executive director of the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, a body established to improve civility between and among lawyers, their clients and judges in Illinois. Ms. Reardon, a University of Michigan Law School graduate who is an experienced Illinois lawyer and licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, has served as deputy director of the commission since 2006. During that time, she has been a key formulator of policy approved by the Commission and a facilitator of quality continuing legal education in the area of professional responsibility. Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Thomas initiated the concept of the Commission to improve professionalism among lawyers and judges, and the full Supreme Court established the Commission in 2005. The Commission has achieved its goals with limited staff and budget. No taxpayers dollars are involved as the Commission is funded by a small portion of the annual registration and licensing fees paid by Illinois attorneys.
The Women's Bar Association of Illinois will hold its 14th annual "No Threat, No Sweat" golf outing on Thursday, Aug. 20, at Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale. This is a shotgun scramble event so players of all skill levels are welcome. Cost is $150 for members, their guests and judges, $175 for non-members. This fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, beverages, BBQ lunch and a dinner reception. Click here to register.
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Peter Flowers
Peter Flowers of the Geneva firm Foote, Meyers, Mielke & Flowers was installed as the 56th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association in early June at its annual convention. Flowers, 41, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 from Loyola University and his Juris Doctor in 1992 from DePaul University. Currently, Flowers concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death litigation, workers' compensation, personal injury and product liability litigation. He has a special interest in the representation of children who have been injured by the neglectful conduct of medical professionals. Flowers is a member of the American Association for Justice, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association (a member of the ISBA Assembly), DuPage County Bar Association and Kane County Bar Association.
"Administrative Hearings & Appeals" and "Landlord-Tenant Disputes" will be presented by ISBA cable TV presentations during the month of July on Chicago Access Network Channel 21. "Administrative Hearings & Appeals" will air on July 7 and July 21 at 10 p.m. This program will be moderated by Nancy Z. Hablutzel and feature Patti Gregory-Chang of the City of Chicago, Jewel Klein of the Law Firm of Barry H. Greenburg and the Hon. Laguina Clay-Clark of the Circuit Court of Cook County. "Landlord-Tenant Disputes" will air on July 14 and July 28 at 10 p.m. Hablutzel will moderate this program featuring Michael Zink of Starr and Rowels and the Hon. Leonard Murray, Associate Judge for the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Dan Reinberg
Daniel Reinberg
Daniel S. Reinberg has joined Polsinelli Shughart PC, as a shareholder, to practice in health care compliance and white collar criminal litigation. Reinberg is a former Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois, where he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting federal crimes involving police corruption, health care fraud, securities fraud and other white collar fraud. He is recognized in the legal community as a 2008 Outstanding Healthcare Litigator and one of 13 lawyers listed as a 2006 Outstanding Fraud & Compliance Lawyer by Nightingale's Healthcare News. In 2009, he was named an Illinois Super Lawyer®. Reinberg received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1991 from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. He graduated cum laude Miami University, where he received his B.S. in business administration. He was previously a partner at Foley & Lardner where he practiced white collar defense, corporate compliance and enforcement practices. Illinois Lawyer Now is happy to announce transitions for ISBA members. Please include name, position, law firm, practice areas, education information and former employer. A mug shot in  the JPG file format may also be included. Send information to cbonjean@isba.org.
The newly organized Illinois Model Government student organization at The John Marshall Law School hosted its first program on Saturday, June 13. Carrie Clark (second from left), chair, welcomed members of the panel (from left) Professor Ann Lousin; Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Jeanne Wrenn; ISBA member and former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch; and Illinois Sen. Kwame Raoul.
The newly organized Illinois Model Government student organization at The John Marshall Law School hosted its first program on June 13. Carrie Clark (second from left), chair, welcomed members of the panel (from left) Professor Ann Lousin; Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Jeanne Wrenn; ISBA member and former Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch; and Illinois State Sen. Kwame Raoul.