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Southern Illinois

Longtime ISBA member Jack Giannini of Belleville passed away on Sept. 7.

An attorney at law having practiced in Belleville at 23 S. First Street, he initially associated with William D. Stiehl, Sr., a prominent local attorney who subsequently was elevated to the position of Federal District Court assigned to court in East St. Louis. For many years, Giannini was a single practitioner, and in 1992, he joined the law firm of a long time friend, William Enyart, on South Second Street in Belleville who subsequently became the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois.

Read the full Belleville News-Democrat story here.

The Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), has announced the recipients of its new grants totaling $304,965 awarded to 32 law-related nonprofit organizations, including:

Chicago

  • Apna Ghar, Inc., $7,500
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid, $15,000
  • CARPLS, $25,000
  • Center for Conflict Resolution, $5,000
  • Center on Halsted, $5,000
  • Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, $8,000
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation, $15,000
  • Equip for Equality, $20,000
  • Family Rescue, $7,500
  • Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice, $10,000
  • Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, $5,000
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online, $20,000
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, $7,500
  • Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services, $10,000
  • Public Interest Law Initiative, $15,000
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, $5,000

Elsewhere in Illinois

  • CASA of Franklin County, Benton, $2,500
  • CASA of Jefferson County, Mt. Vernon, $2,000
  • CASA of McHenry County, Woodstock, $2,000
  • Center for Prevention of Abuse, Peoria, $5,000
  • Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois, Springfield, $13,465
  • Macon County CASA, Decatur, $5,000
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., Rockford, $15,000
  • St. Clair County CASA, Belleville, $10,000
  • Dove Domestic Violence Program, Decatur, $10,000
  • Life Span, Des Plaines, $10,000
  • Catholic Urban Programs/Neighborhood Law Office, East St.

We've already heard from over 2,000 ISBA lawyer members ... have we heard from you?

If you have not yet taken the 2009 ISBA Membership Survey, today is your last chance to do so!

All ISBA lawyer members are invited to take the survey.  Please refer to the survey e-mail sent to you on August 26th for the link to the survey.  (If you have questions about the survey, or need assistance accessing the survey, please contact Ann Boucher, Membership Coordinator, at 800.252.8908.)

We want to know what you think about the various programs and benefits the ISBA offers its members and how we could be serving you better.  Your responses will help guide the ISBA's future direction and services.  This is your chance to be heard and we are listening!

After you have completed the survey, we will enter your name in a drawing for one of the following prizes if you choose to provide your contact information* at the end of the survey:

  • Four (4) members will win an iPod Nano loaded with up to six (6) MCLE/PMCLE hours of FastCLE programs of their choosing. (Valued at up to $330)
  • One (1) member will win the grand prize, including one (1) free year of membership in the ISBA plus an iPod Nano loaded with up to six (6) MCLE/PMCLE hours of FastCLE programs of their choosing. (Valued at up to $650, depending on membership category)

To take the survey, please open up the follow-up e-mail sent to you on August 26th and click on the link provided within the e-mail.

The Greene County Courthouse in Carrollton was built in 1892. Its historic courtroom was restored in 2000 after the roof collapsed.
The Greene County Courthouse in Carrollton was built in 1891. Its historic courtroom was restored in 2000 after the roof collapsed.

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