News and Articles of Interest

Mullen wants to reach all judges

Lake County Circuit Judge Margaret J. Mullen doesn't want

to leave anyone behind. As the presiding judge of the 19th

Judicial Circuit's Law Division, Mullen strives to make sure

litigants don't fall through the cracks and in her new role as

president of the Illinois Judges Foundation (IJF), she said

she wants to "ensure maximum participation from Illinois


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Choosing a Judicial Clerkship

The impact of the economic downturn is being felt in all job

sectors, including the courts. The poor economy is leading to

an overabundance of applicants for clerkships, even more so

than in the past. The position is considered an excellent

resume builder for a young lawyer and has traditionally

been one sought by recent law school graduates.

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Women in Service

Chambers of Timothy C. Evans

Date:  March 28 reception for Women Everywhere: Partners

in Service Project

 The Circuit Court of Cook County is proud to co-sponsor

the  12th Annual Women

 Everywhere: Partners in Service Project on April 15,2011

and June 17,2011.

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5th Annual Chicago Bar Foundation

Investing in Justice Campaign 

For the second consecutive year, The Illinois Judges

Foundation is participating in the 2011 Chicago Bar

Foundation (CBF) Investing in Justice Campaign. The

annual Campaign raises much-needed funds for pro bono

and legal aid services in the Chicago area so that people

who have nowhere else to turn for help with their legal

problems can get the assistance they need.

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It's Different Than the TV Shows

Law interns receive lessons in real life.

Allison Pitzer, EHS class of 2004, is home for the summer.

She was standing in Circuit Judge Barb Crowder's

courtroom as Crowder listened to two sharp-suited lawyers

argue a motion to dismiss.

Pitzer and six other law interns have been lurking in the

courtrooms of the Madison County Courthouse this spring

and summer, and they'll be eavesdropping on assorted

hearings and motions at least through July.

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Illinois Judges Association Puts Its

Charity Section Into Motion

By John Flynn Rooney, Law Bulletin staff writer

The Illinois Judges Association is jump-starting its

charitable arm.

The association, comprising about 1,000 active and retired

Illinois jurists, has committed $200,000 to fund the Illinois

Judges Association Foundation, said Cook County Associate

Judge Jesse G. Reyes, the IJA's current president. The funds

represent income from dues and donations from members.

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Harold Sullivan

Harold Sullivan Scholarship

The Sullivan Scholarship was

established as a permanent way

of transmitting ethical values to

new generations of law students.

This scholarship was established

in the name of, and to honor,

Judge Harold W. Sullivan, one of

the founders and a long-time

supporter of the Illinois Judges


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