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"Mental Health Concerns in the Juvenile Court" and "School Advocacy for Children with Mental Health Concerns" two half-hour programs presented by Illinois Law, will air on Chicago Access Network Television, Channel 21 in Chicago, during the month of October. "Mental Health Concerns in the Juvenile Court" will air at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 4 and 18, and "School Advocacy for Children with Mental Health Concerns" will air at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, October 11 and 25. Illinois Law is a cable production of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Appearing on the shows are Nancy Z. Hablutzel (front), a Chicago lawyer and program moderator; and (from left) Bernard Glos, Ph.D., of Westmont; Joseph T. Monahan, of Monahan & Cohen in Chicago and a member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Mental Health Law; and Phil Milsk, Law Offices of Phil Milsk in New Lenox and a member of the ISBA Education Law Section Council.

View previous programs online at iln.isba.org/blog/illinois-law-video

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 2011 ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law - 16
  • Animal Law - 1
  • Bankruptcy - 15
  • Business Law - 14
  • Civil Disputes - 74
  • Civil Rights - 31
  • Collection - 23
  • Consumer Protection - 18
  • Contracts – 11
  • Criminal Law - 64
  • Education Law - 16
  • Elder law - 5
  • Employment Law - 85
  • Estate/Probate Law - 38
  • Family - 154
  • Government Benefits - 14
  • Health Law - 13
  • Immigration - 3
  • Insurance Disputes - 12
  • Intellectual Property - 7
  • Miscellaneous - 1
  • Municipal Law - 16                
  • Personal Injury - 98
  • Real Estate - 55
  • Social Security - 17
  • Tax - 3
  • Workers Compensation - 5

These numbers do not include additional referrals made through the online Lawyer Finder service.

Want to be part of the ISBA Lawyer Finder Service?  Call (800) 252-8908 and ask for the Legal Department, or visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com

Clients should call (800) 922-8757.


The ISBA Sunday Runners celebrated the Annual Mary Hanssel Memorial Run on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 along the lakefront in Chicago.

The ISBA Sunday Runners have been meeting by the lakefront every Saturday morning for over 30 years to run, walk, and go out for breakfast.

The only rule of the Sunday Runners Group:  If you come, you come! No need to RSVP.  No apologies.


The 10th anniversary of 9-11 is a reminder of how fragile and precious life can be.  It brought out the best in us as a nation, as we entered a new era marked by national pride and self-sacrifice.

Members of Congress sang “God Bless America” on the steps of the Capitol while young people signed up for the military, knowing they would probably be sent to a war zone. ISBA lawyers with a military background stepped forward to form the Committee on Military Affairs and trained other members so they could provide needed legal services, often pro bono, to members of the military and their families. 

How ISBA lawyers choose to commemorate 9-11 is, of course, a personal matter. Some will remember the day by supporting a cause, volunteering or performing an act of kindness.  Others will commemorate the tragedy through discussions and actions year-round. Still others will carry the memory privately in their hearts and prayers.

What are your thoughts and reflections as we remember this major turning point in all our lives? I invite you to post comments below. 

 

John G. Locallo, ISBA President

ISBA President-elect John E. Thies (left) and ISBA President John G. Locallo spoke with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the National Summit on Defending Merit Selection held earlier this week in St. Louis.
ISBA President-elect John E. Thies (left) and ISBA President John G. Locallo spoke with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the National Summit on Defending Merit Selection held earlier this week in St. Louis.
ISBA President John G. Locallo and ISBA President-elect John E. Thies attended the National Summit on Defending Merit Selection earlier this week in St. Louis. The ISBA has been on record in support of the merit selection of judges since 1987.

The purpose of this conference was for bar leaders from around the country to meet and discuss strategies for advancing and preserving merit selection of judges in their respective states as a way to keep politics out of the courtroom. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the keynote speaker, and attended one of the plenary sessions.


Senior Scams – The Wolves Are Out There and Identity Theft – It Can Happen to You, two half-hour programs presented by “Illinois Law,” a cable production of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), will air on Chicago Access Network Television, Channel 21 in Chicago.  Senior Scams will air at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, August 30 and September 13, and Identity Theft will air at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 6 and 20.

Appearing on the shows are (from left) Det. Sgt. James Hennelly, Financial Crimes/Public Corruption, Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department; program moderator Gilda Hudson-Winfield, Law office of Gilda Hudson-Winfield in Chicago; Eric Salcedo, Community Outreach Coordinator, Illinois Attorney General’s Office; and Katherine Walsh, director, Senior Citizen Law Enforcement Academy, Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington reviews legislation of interest to ISBA members in his weekly ISBA Statehouse Review. This week he looks at Adoption forms (PA 97-493), the Illinois Personal Information Act (PA 97-483), Insurers must arbitrate small subrogation damages (PA 97-513), Cook County landlord and tenants (PA 97-470) and Jurors removed PA (97-436).


“Juvenile Incarceration: Alternatives/Placements/Visitation/Release,” a half-hour program produced by Illinois Law, will air on Chicago Access Network Television, Channel 21 in Chicago, on Tuesday, August 30 at 10 p.m. Illinois Law is a cable production of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Appearing on the show are (from left) Raymond G. Stubner, deputy chief of Juvenile Probation Services for the Department of Probation & Court Services in DuPage County; program moderator Hon. Cheryl Cesario, a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County; and Hon. Thomas J. Riggs, a judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit in DuPage County.


SBA President John G. Locallo is excited to personally invite you, a guest, your family and friends to join him in South America for the Annual ISBA President’s trip May 5-12, 2012. Guests will spend a week in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The trip will be extra special as President Locallo has intentionally left plenty of time for you to explore the two cities on your own or with his sister and brother-in-law -- who lived there. He has also arranged a local expert to be on hand in both cities to help you thoroughly enjoy your time. The hotels are centrally located to maximize walking and President Locallo has a special event planned in each city to show off the local culture and cuisine. There will also be a full-time escort from Carrousel Meetings & Incentives to help with anything you need while in South America.

For more information and to register please visit the ISBA Argentina/Brazil President’s Trip website at www.regonline.com/ilstatebarassociation.