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[gallery link="file" columns="2"] Mary Cascino and Daniel C. Cole have joined the Chicago firm Handler Thayer, LLP. Cascino, J.D., P.C. joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group at Handler Thayer, LLP.  Her primary areas of practice are Estate, Asset Protection and Tax Planning, related Corporate and Real Estate matters and Trust and Estate administration. 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. Cole, C.P.A., J.D. joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the Commercial Practice Group.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, finance, and business and corporate law. Handler Thayer's practice is concentrated in the areas of Business, Real Estate & Securities Law, Federal, State & International Taxation, Financial & Estate Planning, and Sports & Entertainment Law. 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.

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Correction

In the June issue of the ISBA Bar News, a typographical error occurred in the telephone number for the new professional consulting firm of RobinsonNiro in Chicago. The correct number is (312) 752-5393.
The 2009 class of Laureates includes (from left): Thomas F. Londrigan of Springfield; Russell K. Scott of Belleville; John W. Damisch of Northfield; Joseph L. Stone of Chicago; Sheila M. Murphy of Chicago; Mary Ann G. McMorrow of Chicago; F. Lance Callis of Granite City; and Joseph M. Laraia of Wheaton.
The 2009 Class of Laureates includes (from left): Thomas F. Londrigan of Springfield; Daniel L. Houlihan of Wilmette; Russell K. Scott of Belleville; John W. Damisch of Northfield; Joseph L. Stone of Chicago; Sheila M. Murphy of Chicago; Mary Ann G. McMorrow of Chicago; F. Lance Callis of Granite City; and Joseph M. Laraia of Wheaton.
The Illinois State Bar Association’s Academy of Illinois Lawyers presented Laureate medallions to nine distinguished Illinois attorneys named to the 2009 Class of Laureates at an April 29 luncheon at The Standard Club in Chicago. The 2009 class, nominated by their peers in the profession, includes Thomas F. Londrigan of Springfield, a partner in Londrigan, Potter & Randle; Daniel L. Houlihan of Wilmette, who recently retired from the active practice of law after 45 years; Russell K. Scott of Belleville, a partner in Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale; John W. Damisch of Northfield, a principal in the Chicago law firm of Damisch & Damisch, Ltd.; Joseph L. Stone of Chicago, of counsel to Seyfarth Shaw; Sheila M.
The Bar Foundation held a reception for the Warren Lupel Fund on June 3. From left are Bar Foundation President Vince Cornelius, Warren Lupel and John Locallo, chair of the Fellows of the Bar Foundation.
The Bar Foundation held a reception for the Warren Lupel Fund on June 3. From left are Bar Foundation President Vince Cornelius, Warren Lupel and John Locallo, chair of the Fellows of the Bar Foundation.
More than 100 ISBA members joined the Illinois Bar Foundation under a tent in Millennium Park on June 3 to support the Warren Lupel Fund. Donations to the Lupel Fund are used for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s Subsistence Program. The Subsistence Program provides support to those lawyers or their families who are unable to support themselves due to age, infirmity or other tragedy. This year, IBF has seen a significant increase in requests for assistance. In response, The Board doubled the Subsistence Program budget to provide support for the many individuals who seek our help. General contributions fill in the gap between the need and the restricted funds available through the Lupel Fund. Through the Subsistence program, IBF steps in to keep the lawyer and his or her family in their home and to meet their most immediate needs. The Warren Lupel Fund was established in 2004 to recognize Warren's significant contributions to IBF as its president.
Does your firm have a presence on Facebook? Or maybe a key client's firm or business? If so, check out this article in the National Law Journal to learn about some important -- and imminent -- deadlines. Here's a quote: "Starting Saturday, at 12:01 a.m. EST, Facebook will allow an estimated 200 million users to select any 'usernames,' which can include a trademark, brand name or personal name. And if the owner hasn't registered the trademark first with Facebook, it's up for grabs."
Summer Soiree YLD council members Debra Liss, Heather Fritsch, Adela Lucchesi, Jamie Bas and Arlette Porter
Summer Soiree YLD council members Debra Liss, Heather Fritsch, Adela Lucchesi, Jamie Bas and Arlette Porter
The ISBA Young Lawyers Division held a Summer Soiree to benefit the Illinois Bar Foundation/Young Lawyers Division Children's Assistance Fund on Friday, June 5.  The event, attended by over 100 lawyers and their guests, was held at the Chicago Cultural Center.  A silent auction also helped raise money for the Fund. View our photo gallery of the Young Lawyers Summer Soiree.