The 140th Annual Meeting kicked off on Thursday with an Opening Reception at the Westin O'Hare in Rosemont.
President Umberto S. Davi and his wife Jan took an ISBA group on a tour of Sicily from April 22-30.
The ISBA Environmental Law Section hosted its 15th Annual Conference from May 5-6 at the Chicago Office. William J. Anaya, of Greensfelder Hemker & Gale P.C., Chicago and Patricia F. Sharkey, of Environmental Law Counsel P.C., Chicago served as program coordinators. ISBA Mutual hosted a networking reception was held following the first day or programming.
Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans administered the oath of office to 13 newly elected associate judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County at an induction ceremony on May 9 at the Thompson Center Assembly Hall. Speakers included Chief Judge Evans, U. S. District Court Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Justice Anne M. Burke presided over the 9 a.m. ceremony at the James R. Thompson Center Assembly Hall in Chicago. Guests of the morning ceremony included Randy K. Johnson, of the Illinois Board of Admissions; Umberto Davi, president of the Illinois State Bar Association; and Chung-Han Lee, president of the Asian American Bar Association. Justice Charles E. Freeman and Appellate Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs presided over the 11:30 a.m. ceremony and Justice Mary Jane Theis presided over the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.
Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Thomas presided over the Second Judicial District ceremony at the Hemmens Memorial Building in Elgin.
Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride presided over the Third Judicial District ceremony at the Third District Appellate Courthouse in Ottawa.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman presided over the Fourth Judicial District ceremony at the Illinois Supreme Court Building in Springfield. ISBA Treasurer David Sosin also addressed the class.