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The Illinois Supreme Court hosted a memorial service today in honor of the late Justice John J. Stamos at the Illinois Supreme Court in Springfield. Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier delivered the opening and closing remarks. Among those in attendance to pay tribute to Stamos was Hon. Russell Hartigan. 

Stamos passed away in January 2017 at the age of 92. He was first appointed to the bench in 1968 and served on the First District Appellate Court of Illinois for 20 years before his appointment to the Illinois Supreme Court in 1988. Read Hon. Stamos's full obituary on Illinois Lawyer Now.

 


ISBA President-Elect Hon. Russell Hartigan and Evan Schanerberger visited St. Ignatius College Prep to speak with students who are interested in the law. These students are involved in and compete in mock trial competitions around the state. As an alumnus to St .Ignatius, Judge Hartigan wants schools like St. Igantius to be aware of opportunities with the ISBA as early as possible. St Ignatius is looking to the ISBA for direction on starting a new course in law. 


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.

 

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.

Judge Russell Hartigan
Judge Russell Hartigan
Cook County Circuit Judge and former ISBA Board member Russell Hartigan will be honored for 40 years of high school and college officiating by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) on July 20 at 3:15 p.m.

IHSA Assistant Executive Director Craig Anderson will make the presentation at the Officials Conference Awards Reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel in East Peoria.


ISBA President Mark Hassakis congratulates new Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis
Chicago attorney John Nisivaco was named to the ISBA Board of Governors on Friday. Nisivaco won a two-tiered election and takes over the seat vacated by Mary Jane Theis - who resigned her seat after being appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court. Theis was on hand to address the Board and had these words, "It was one of the greatest honors of my careers to serve on this Board, an incredible experience. I've learned so much about the practice of law and issues from around the entire state." She went on to say that the Illinois Supreme Court and the ISBA have a great working relationship and she expects that to continue during her time on the high court. Nisivaco is a principal in the Chicago firm Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC. He is a 1993 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law.  He has been elected to the ISBA Assembly three times, serves on the Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors and has served as chairperson for the Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations and for the Tort Law Section Council. The Board also congratulated Russell Hartigan on his swearing-in on Thursday as a Cook County Circuit Judge.
Western Springs Police Chief Pamela Church (center) received the 2009 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Monday evening, June 8, during a ceremony at the Western Springs village hall. ISBA President-elect John G. O’Brien (left) and Russell W. Hartigan, a Chicago attorney and ISBA board member who resides in Western Springs, presented the award.
Western Springs Police Chief Pamela Church (center) received the 2009 Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Monday evening, June 8, during a ceremony at the Western Springs village hall. ISBA President-elect John G. O’Brien (left) and Russell W. Hartigan, a Chicago attorney and ISBA board member who resides in Western Springs, presented the award.