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Vincent F. Cornelius
Vincent F. Cornelius
ISBA President Vincent F. Cornelius will receive the NIU College of Law Alumnus of the Year Award on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 5:30-7:30 at the University Club of Chicago. Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean Eric Dannenmaier and the NIU Law Alumni Council will honor eight outstanding alumni and friends of the school during its annual awards reception.

The 2016 award recipients were selected based on outstanding achievements in their careers, demonstrated service to the NIU College of Law or their community, and professional integrity.

The program will feature brief remarks beginning at 6 p.m. from the award recipients.

The 2016 honorees include:


The Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyer Finder Service provides referrals to local lawyers Mondays through Fridays. The Service makes referrals in a number of areas of law. For the month of August 2016, there were 903 referrals. ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:

ISBA President Vincent F. Cornelius was featured in the September issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine in an article titled "Meet the new presidents from three of Illinois’ largest bar groups."

ISBA has been there for Vincent Cornelius since he joined fresh out of law school. When he set out to start his own practice — The Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius in Wheaton in 1995 and a second office in Joliet in 1999 — ISBA offered practice development programs and connected him with people who could tell him how they had done the same.

Now as ISBA president, Cornelius is looking to convince the latest crop of lawyers out of law school that ISBA can be an important part of their career.

“I think that’s what’s going to make the difference for us,” he says. “That’s the only way that we and similarly situated associations are going to not only survive, but thrive.”

Read the full article at http://www.chicagolawyermagazine.com/Articles/2016/09/Meet-the-new-presidents-from-thr.aspx


ISBA President-Elect Hon. Russell W. Hartigan served as the guest speaker to the Union League Club's Attorney Group on Aug. 24. Judge Hartigan spoke on the many benefits of ISBA membership.

 


The ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law and the Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) co-hosted a Professional Development Luncheon on Aug. 17 at the Chicago Office. The luncheon topic was the Illinois Paid Family Leave Act. On hand for the luncheon were Women and the Law Chair Julie Neubauer, Board Co-liaison Bridget Duignan, WBAI President Adria Mossing and ISBA Board member Lisa Nyuli.


The Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyer Finder Service provides referrals to local lawyers Mondays through Fridays. The Service makes referrals in a number of areas of law. For the month of July 2016, there were 772 referrals. ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:

Vincent F. Cornelius
Vincent F. Cornelius
Northern Illinois University College of Law is hosting a reception to honor ISBA President and NIU Law alumnus Vincent F. Cornelius (’89). Cornelius, the principal of the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius - with offices in Wheaton and Joliet - concentrates his practice in civil and criminal litigation. A major focus of Cornelius' year as president will be the future of young lawyers and preparing them for the profession.

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location

  • NIU College of Law
  • Marshall Gallery
  • DeKalb, IL

Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP

Please rsvp to lawevents@niu.edu by August 18

 

The Illinois State Bar Association will honor the Class of 1966 Distinguished Counsellors on Thursday, Oct. 13. This title is conferred annually upon those ISBA members who are completing their 50th year of practice.

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the 2016 Class will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Union League Club. A reception will begin at 11:15 a.m., and lunch is scheduled promptly at noon.

Tickets to the luncheon are available and may be purchased online at www.isba.org/distinguishedcounsellorsluncheon. Any questions regarding the luncheon may be directed to Kim Weaver at kweaver@isba.org.

Congratulations to the 1966 Class of Distinguished Counsellors:

Donald Ramsell (Left) of Wheaton, ISBA Governor Stephen Komie of Chicago, and David B. Franks, Past Chair, of Woodstock.
Donald Ramsell (Left) of Wheaton, ISBA Governor Stephen Komie of Chicago, and David B. Franks, Past Chair, of Woodstock.
Members of the ISBA Traffic Law Section attended the annual National College for DUI Defense 2016 Harvard Session at Austin Hall, Harvard Law School.

ISBA President-elect Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (right) presents a 2016 ISBA Law Enforcement Award to retired Hinsdale Police Chief Bradley Bloom on July 22 at the Village Hall of Hinsdale.
ISBA President-elect Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (right) presents a 2016 ISBA Law Enforcement Award to retired Hinsdale Police Chief Bradley Bloom on July 22 at the Village Hall of Hinsdale.
Former Police Chief Bradley Bloom, of the Village of Hinsdale, received a 2016 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on Friday, July 22 during a ceremony at the Hinsdale Village Hall.

The ISBA’s Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the criminal justice system. It recognizes those who excel in law enforcement.

Bloom was acknowledged for upholding high ethical standards, bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to pursue a common goal, and his strong work ethic. During his time as Chief of Police, Bloom improved the resident satisfaction rate, increased officer training hours, and implemented new programs that have focused on creating partnerships and improving community relationships. Bloom served as the Chief of Police for the Village of Hinsdale for the last 13 years and currently serves as the Village’s Director of Public Safety.

One program that Bloom helped implement was to allow police officers to carry the heroin antidote Narcan. This program involved training over 2,000 police officers in DuPage County and those officers have saved over 180 lives administering the antidote to heroin overdose victims.