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Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew T. Connelly has joined the firm in Chicago as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

“We welcome Matthew to our firm,” said Anthony J. Carballo, a Freeborn Partner and Co-Leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Team. “Matthew has valuable trial experience that will enhance our services to clients in all areas of complex disputes and litigation.”

James F. McCluskey
James F. McCluskey
Illinois State Bar Association 2nd Vice President James F. McCluskey was a guest on Stephanie Trussell's show on WLS 890 AM on October 30, 2016 to discuss using judicial evaluations to become informed on judicial candidates prior to the November 8 election. 

Find 2nd Vice President James F. McCluskey's interview with Stephanie Trussell here.

Find the judicial evaluations here.

 

Patrick Fitzgerald
Patrick Fitzgerald
Ann Hatch
Ann Hatch
Illinois Bar Foundation 2016 Fellows Breakfast

Friday, December 9, 2016 – 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Join the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation in honoring Ann Hatch (Herzog Crebs LLP), a Diamond Fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation, with the 2016 Distinguished Service to Law & Society Award, and former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP) with the 2016 Honorary Fellow Award.

Elizabeth Kaveny
Elizabeth Kaveny
The following is a transcript from a speech given by Elizabeth Kaveny, President of the Illinois Bar Foundation, during their 18th Annual Gala on October 14, 2016 at the Four Seasons in Chicago.

Good Evening. For those of you that I have not had the chance to meet yet this evening, my name is Elizabeth Kaveny. It is really my honor and fortune to serve as the President of the Board of the Illinois Bar Foundation this year and to welcome all of you to this year’s Gala. What a beautiful night it is.

In 1972, a young man was buried in an unmarked grave in Missouri. His own attorney later added a tombstone which read simply:

“Each era finds an improvement in the law for the benefit of mankind.”

George L. Schoenbeck III
George L. Schoenbeck III
The law firm of Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck, Ltd., located in Orland Park, Illinois, is pleased to announce that Attorney George L. Schoenbeck III is now a named partner of the firm.

Orland Park Business Law and Estate Planning Attorney George L. Schoenbeck, III graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and went on to earn his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He focuses his practice in estate planning and estate administration, business succession planning, business general counsel matters and commercial transactions.

Schoenbeck is an active member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), in which he serves as Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division, and as a member of the Trusts & Estates Section Council.

Back by popular demand! Lawsuits are often lost or won based on motion practice…so don’t miss this seminar November 11, 2016 that reviews motion practice from the initial filing of the lawsuit through post-trial motions. Attorneys involved in litigation and trial practice with intermediate to advanced levels of experience who attend this seminar will better understand: how to file a motion for change of venue and forum non conveniens; motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions; motions to obtain and preserve evidence, including electronic data; the strategic use of motions in limine before the trial; the requirements for requesting/defending temporary restraining orders and injunctive relief; the post-trial motions appellate issues that counsel wishes you knew; and the recent ethical issues that have confronted the legal profession. The program is available onsite in Chicago or via live webcast.

Chief Circuit Judge Kathryn E. Creswell is pleased to announce that following a tabulation of ballots by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts in Springfield, the Circuit Judges of the Eighteenth Judicial Court, DuPage County, Illinois have appointed Brian W. Jacobs to the position of Associate Judge.
Mr. Jacobs fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Associate Judge Karen M. Wilson to Circuit Judge.

Forrest David Laidley, age 72, unexpectedly passed away October 3, 2016. David was born in Glenview, Illinois on May 14th, 1944. He graduated from Yale University in 1966 as Captain of the Football team, and went on to be Captain of the Chicago Lions Rugby Club 1968-1970. He later obtained a Juris Doctorate of Law from DePaul University. David served as General Counsel of Archdiocese of Chicago under Cardinal George Bernadin. Afterwards, he served as a private attorney.

Arthur O. Kane
Arthur O. Kane
Prominent attorney, Arthur O. Kane, a lifelong resident of Chicago, died Saturday, October 1st, 2016 peacefully in his sleep. Mr. Kane was a recognized authority in the field of worker's compensation law and occupational diseases, and was often referred to as the "Dean of Worker's Compensation Attorneys". He leaves surviving his wife Esther, nee Abrams, grandchildren Eric Steinback, Adam Steinback, Scott Slavin, Sean Slavin and son and daughter, James Steinback (Joanne) and Barbara Buskin (Arthur) and six great grandchildren. Services have been held.

Phil Caldwell Neal
Phil Caldwell Neal
Phil Caldwell Neal, 97, former Dean of The University of Chicago Law School and a founding partner of the Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg law firm, died in Chicago on September 27, 2016.

Born in Chicago, Phil grew up Oak Park, IL, attending Oak Park & River Forest High School. A full scholarship took him to Harvard College where he received his A.B. summa cum laude in 1940, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was elected President of the Student Council. At Harvard Law School he served as President of the Harvard Law Review, graduating in 1943. Following law school, Phil served almost two years as law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson.