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Former Gov. Jim Thompson, Presdient-elect Jack Carey, ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award winner Sean Wieber and President-elect John O'Brien
Former Gov. Jim Thompson, outgoing ISBA President Jack Carey, ISBA Young Lawyer of the Year Award winner Sean Wieber and President-elect John O'Brien
Outgoing ISBA President Jack Carey presided over the annual awards presentation Friday at The Abbey in Lake Geneva. President-elect John O'Brien presented the awards. Former Gov. Jim Thompson was on hand after nominating Winston & Strawn colleague  Sean Wieber, winner of the ISBA's Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Click here to view our photo gallery from the Awards Luncheon. The award recipients were: Board of Governors Award
  • Karen M. Enright
  • Robert H. Hanaford
  • Michele M. Jochner
Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award
  • Michael T.
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.
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.
Jack C. Carey
Jack C. Carey
ISBA President Jack C. Carey was honored by the Illinois Bar Foundation at a benefit reception on June 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. Carey's term as ISBA president will conclude on June 27 at the end of the 133rd Annual Meeting at the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva.
Past President Paul Marks, new President Elizabeth Levy and 2nd Vice President Ron Foster attend the Madison County Bar Association's election.
Past President Paul Marks, new President Elizabeth Levy and 2nd Vice President Ron Foster attend the Madison County Bar Association's election.
The Madison County Bar Association elected new officers at its Annual Meeting on May 21 at the Back Porch in Grant Fork. Elected were the Hon. Elizabeth Levine Levy (President), John Stobbs (1st Vice President), Ron Foster (2nd Vice President), Angela Donohoo (Secretary) and David Jones (Treasurer).
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.
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.