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On March 21, 2011, sponsored by Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki and Kent D. Sinson, certain members of the Chicago Lawyers Hockey team were admitted in open court to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Those photographed in the Court’s East Conference Room prior to admission are (left to right): Lowell D. Snorf, III, Michael B. Goldberg, Kent D. Sinson, Ronald Kalish, Most Rev. Thomas J. Paprocki, Kevin M. Magnuson, David M. Goldman, Steven L. Demitro (Captain) and David Vander Ploeg.

According to Supreme Court Clerk, William K. Suter, the March 21, 2011 open admission was the first time any lawyers hockey team was admitted in open court.

Following the March 21 admission, on March 24 the Lawyers hockey team returned to Chicago’s McFetrich Ice Arena and captured their fourth consecutive Masters Hockey league championship, defeating the Chicago Democrats hockey team, 4-3.

Several members of the lawyers hockey team played NCAA Division I hockey and/or semi professional hockey; some lawyers have been on the team for 20 years. The lawyers hockey team plays in the Masters Hockey League out of Chicago’s McFetridge Sports Center. Other members of the Lawyers hockey team are: Anthony J.

The Illinois State Bar Association will host its 135th Annual Meeting from June 16-18 at the Abbey Resort, Fontana, Wis.

This summer the ISBA returns to Lake Geneva, where the leaders of our Association gather in celebration of our accomplishments over the past bar year and sail forward with new plans for the year ahead. In this relaxed collegial atmosphere, memories are made and friendships renewed. So make plans now to bring the family and join us for the ISBA’s 135th Annual Meeting On the Banks of Lake Geneva!

The deadline for making your room reservation (Be sure to indicate that you are attending the ISBA Annual Meeting) is on or before May 14th. Reservations received after this date will be subject to availability - rooms at The Abbey typically sell out fast. The deadline for advance registration is June 6th.

A schedule of events is available at www.isba.org/annual/schedule

Hotel information is available at www.isba.org/annual/hotel

Register at https://webarchives.isba.org/annual/reg.html


Eric Dearmont


Ross Titzer

Williams Venker & Sanders LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Dearmont (edearmont@wvslaw.com) and Ross S. Titzer (rtitzer@wvslaw.com) as the newest associates to join the growing law firm.

As former legal counsel to the Missouri Public Service Commission and Executive Director of the Columbia Missouri Police Officer’s Association, Eric Dearmont is well-equipped to handle the complex litigation the firm is known for.  He will focus primarily within the asbestos practice group, working closely with the firm’s many toxic torts clients.

Ross S. Titzer will also work within the firm’s toxic torts group, as well as the commercial litigation and transportation law practice groups.  Experienced in defense litigation, he has handled all phases of a case, including drafting pleadings, arguing motions and developing overall strategy.

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The ABA welcomed new members at an orientation lunch at the Midyear Meeting in Atlanta last week. They included ISBA 3rd Vice President Paula H. Holderman (left), who is scheduled to assume the presidency of the ISBA in 2013.

Chair of the Illinois State Delegation, Robert Clifford (right) of Clifford Law Offices, also attended the luncheon. A skit was put on to explain how new members can speak on resolutions that come before the House of Delegates.


William P. Hoffman

The law firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce William P. Hoffman has joined the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group as an Associate.

Hoffman’s practice focuses on representation of hospitals, health care systems, physician groups, and other health care providers in a variety of transactional matters, providing regulatory advice, and assisting with compliance matters.

Hoffman received his Juris Doctorate and Health Law Certificate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010 where he graduated cum laude, Order of the Woolsack.  He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois in 2006.

He is licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions in 16 practice groups for clients locally, nationally and internationally including, communications and media; construction; corporate; creditor’s rights and bankruptcy; educational; religious and tax-exempt organizations; employee benefits; environmental; franchising & distribution; health care; immigration; intellectual property and technology; labor and employment; litigation; real estate; tax; and trusts and estates.  Find out more at www.greensfelder.com.

Join ISBA members for a group admission at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 6, 2011.

Due to a few cancellations, 3 spots have opened up so register now! For an application for admission, event and hotel reservation form, contact Janet Sosin, jsosin@isba.org, or (800) 678-4009 or (312) 726-8775. Applicants will be placed on the list on a first come basis. A special group rate is available at the Willard InterContinental Hotel for the admittee, family and guests.

Planned Events:

  • Reception Sunday, June 5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel for admittees and guests
  • Group Admission to the U. S. Supreme Court, Monday, June 6
  • Continental Breakfast at the U. S. Supreme Court for admittees and guests

To be eligible, you must be an active lawyer member of the ISBA and admitted to practice more than 3 years.


Amanda L. Bosky

Amanda L. Bosky has joined the St. Louis firm of Rossiter & Boock, LLC as an associate.

Amanda is a 2006 graduate of Northwestern University and a 2009 graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she served as an executive editor of the Law Journal. Amanda will focus her practice on estate and fiduciary litigation, estate planning, and general civil litigation.

John Marshall Professor Mark Wojcik is traveling to Egypt next week to teach law professors there. The class will span five days and will cover interactive teaching methods. The class is being taught through the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

Roberts Perryman P.C. is pleased to announce that Ted L. Perryman has been invited to join the prestigious Council on Litigation Management. The Council is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.

Ted Perryman is the Chairman of Roberts Perryman P.C. and is widely regarded as one of Missouri’s preeminent trial lawyers. He has been named one of Missouri’s Best Lawyers and is recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer. For over 30 years the mainstay of his practice is the trial of personal injury, trucking and insurance cases.

Judges, legislators and workers in the state's Department of Management Services have come under fire in Florida for the new 1st District Court of Appeals Courthouse in Tallahassee. The $50 million courthouse features African mahogany wood, granite countertops on desks and a 60-inch TV in the exercise room. There are also 15 kitchens - one for each judge.

Click here to check out the new courthouse.