ISBA 2nd Vice President Richard D. Felice (rear, left) is shown with new admittee Stephanie Sainsbury (rear, second from left), her mother and Justinian Society President Gregg Garofalo. Seated at front are Illinois Suprme Court Justices Anne Burke, Charles Freeman and Mary Jane Theis.
More than 600 new attorneys were admitted to practice in Illinois on Thursday with Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court presiding and administering the attorney’s oath at five separate locations.
All of the candidates have passed the Illinois state bar examination, an ethics examination, and have been certified by the Committee on Character and Fitness.
The largest group (467) was admitted in the First Judicial District at the Arie Crown Theatre. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Freeman presided, with Justices Anne M. Burke and Mary Jane Theis participating.
Appellate Court Justice Maureen E. Connors from the First Judicial District made the motion to admit the class.
The 668 men and women certified as candidates were sworn in as Illinois attorneys at ceremonies in the five Supreme Court judicial districts.
The other ceremonies included: