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Chicago Area

Wexstten
Wexstten
Reardon
Reardon
Mason
Mason
Join the Illinois Bar Foundation at University Club of Chicago for the Fellows Breakfast honoring Justice Mary Anne Mason with the Honorary Fellows Award and Jayne Reardon and Justice James Wexstten, Ret. with the Distinguished Service to Law & Society Awards. Friday, December 8, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.

The proceeds from this event will help the Foundation further its mission to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means; assist lawyers who have fallen on hard times; and provide legal Fellowships to recent law school graduates.

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Benefactor Sponsor: Don Tracy, Brown, Hay + Stephens
Video Sponsor: Ann Hatch, Herzog Crebs LLP

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The Illinois Tax Tribunal was created in an effort to help resolve tax disputes between the Illinois Department of Revenue and Illinois taxpayers. This nuts-and-bolts seminar – which takes place in Chicago or via live webcast on November 30, 2017 – is designed to give you a basic understanding of the Illinois Tax Tribunal, including: how the Tribunal has fared since its inception four years ago; which items have worked well and what still needs improvement; how the Tribunal has impacted tax audits, litigation and administrative hearings in Illinois; what to consider before agreeing to represent a taxpayer; Illinois’ efforts to consolidate its Administrative Hearings Divisions; and much more. The program is presented by the ISBA State and Local Taxation Section and qualifies for 3.50 hours MCLE credit.

Get more information and register on the ISBA Continued Legal Education page

 

New attorneys will be admitted to practice in Illinois on Thursday, Nov. 9, with Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court justices presiding and administering the attorney's oath to 1,335 new attorneys at five separate locations across the state. 

All of the candidates set to be sworn in have passed the Illinois State Bar Examination and a required ethics examination and were certified by the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. They will bring the total number of licensed attorneys in Illinois to approximately 98,000.

The largest group, 1,022, will be admitted in the First Judicial District during two ceremonies at the Arie Crown Theater, located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, in Chicago. The ceremonies will be at 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis will preside over both ceremonies.

Guests of the morning ceremony will include Dartesia Pitts, president of the Cook County Bar Association; Randy K. Johnson of the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar; and Hon. Cecilia Horan, president of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. Judge Stuart E. Palmer will move for admission of the class. Judge Robert W. Bertucci will second the motion.

The Illinois State Bar Association will honor the Class of 1967 Distinguished Counsellors next week. This title is conferred annually upon those ISBA members who are completing their 50th year of practice.

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the 2017 Class will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Union League Club. A reception will begin at 11:00 a.m., and lunch at 11:45 a.m. followed by the program.

Tickets to the luncheon are available and may be purchased online. Any questions regarding the luncheon may be directed to Kim Weaver

Congratulations to the 1967 Class of Distinguished Counsellors:

Joseph V. Salvi
Joseph V. Salvi
The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Joseph V. Salvi as circuit court judge for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Fifth Subcircuit on Friday, Nov. 3. Judge Salvi’s appointment will take effect on January 2, 2018. He will be seeking election for circuit court judge in the November 2018 general election.

Mr. Salvi was first appointed Associate Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit on January 2, 2013, where he was assigned to the criminal division until 2015 and most recently the civil/family division.

Prior to his time on the bench, Mr. Salvi was a partner at the Lake Zurich general practice law firm Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C., where he handled both civil and criminal cases, as well as transactional matters in real estate, business and estate administration. From 1992 until 2012, Mr. Salvi served as guardian ad litem for disabled individuals.

Mr. Salvi holds memberships in the Lake County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Judicial Association. 

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Judge Salvi at lakejudgejoe@gmail.com.


The deadline for making lodging reservations at the Palmer House Hilton for the 2017 Midyear Meeting, which will be held Dec. 7– 9 in Chicago, has been extended through Monday, Nov. 13. Our conference rate for 2017 is $179 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. Reservations at the Palmer House Hilton may be made online.

Reservations received after the Nov. 13 deadline will be subject to availability. The deposit will be forfeited for all no-shows, early departures, and cancellations less than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Additional information about this year's Midyear Meeting, including a meeting overview, schedule, CLE offerings, and business meeting schedule, is available on the website.

 

Aaron D. White Jr.
Aaron D. White Jr.
Aaron D. White Jr. recently joined Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. as an associate attorney in the Banking group.

Aaron has extensive experience helping his bank clients negotiate workouts as an alternative to litigation while also advising them on compliance and risk management issues. In addition, he represents clients in a variety of residential and commercial banking matters that include such things as foreclosures, collections, eminent domain ,and security interests.

Aaron completed his Bachelor of Arts degrees at Loyola University Chicago in political science and international studies and earned his J.D. at DePaul University College of Law.

Hon. Russell Hartigan (ret.), Hon. Clare E. McWilliams, and Hon. Thomas V. Lyons
Hon. Russell Hartigan (ret.), Hon. Clare E. McWilliams, and Hon. Thomas V. Lyons
ISBA hosted its CLE program, Anatomy of a Medical Negligence Trial, on Wedenesday, Nov. 1, at the Chicago Regional Office. This full-day seminar, moderated by Brian Murphy of Hofeld and Schaffner, offered the dual perspectives of plaintiff and defense attorneys for all stages of a medical negligence trial. ISBA President Hon. Russell Hartigan (ret.), Hon. Clare E. McWilliams of the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, and Hon. Thomas V. Lyons of the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago delivered the final presentation as a panel offering an in-depth look at the trial process through the lens of the judiciary. 


The Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association are pleased to invite you to celebrate the profession and consider issues of mutual interest to the bench and bar during our annual Midyear Meeting, which will be held Dec. 7-9, 2017, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago

Hotel reservations may be made online through Monday, Nov.13.

The advanced registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 1. 

This year's highlights include:

John L. Nisivaco speaks to attendees
John L. Nisivaco speaks to attendees
The Illinois State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division hosted a brown bag lunch on Thursday, Oct. 26. Panelists spoke to new lawyers and law students about life as a lawyer. Topics included how and why the panelists became involved in ISBA, as well how to build relationships, improve a resume, and gain experience in the field.