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Collinsville attorney recognized for client satisfaction

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2016, 9:44am

COLLINSVILLE – The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) has recognized Illinois Criminal Law Attorney Joel D. Beckwith of Burger Law and Traffic Law Solutions as one of its 2016 "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction." 

Mathis, Marifian and Richter awards three scholarships to aspiring lawyers

Carrie Salls Aug. 23, 2016, 3:38pm

The Belleville firm Mathis, Marifian and Richter has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Illinois high school seniors with law school aspirations.

Redistricting reform proponents say voters need voice over legislators' self interest

Carrie Salls Aug. 19, 2016, 8:20am

SPRINGFIELD – Attorneys for Independent Maps submitted a brief to the Illinois Supreme Court arguing that a lower court’s ruling against the constitutionality of a proposed redistricting reform amendment is contrary to both the drafters' intent for the 1970 Illinois Constitution and the language of the constitution’s provision allowing voters to propose amendments.

Republican Congressional Committee urges Baricevic to return $37,600 in questionable contributions

Carrie Salls Jul. 19, 2016, 4:09pm

WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) wants District 12 congressional candidate C.J. Baricevic to give back more than $37,000 in campaign contributions that were allegedly made as part of an illegal “straw man” scheme.

Report: Union employee funding practice costs taxpayers

Carrie Salls Jul. 14, 2016, 1:29pm

CHICAGO – A recent report reveals the legal practice of “official time,” under which government agencies pay staff on a full-time basis to work for a labor union rather than for taxpayers, comes with a hefty price tag.

Appellate Lawyers Association proposes Illinois Supreme Court rule changes to expedite appeals

Carrie Salls Jun. 22, 2016, 9:56am

The Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee will hear comments July 8 at a public hearing on three proposals, including one submitted by the Appellate Lawyers Association (ALA) that would make changes to a Supreme Court rule dealing with interlocutory rights to authorize the filing of supporting records instead of full records on appeal. 

Crowder installed as treasurer of IJA for '16-'17 term

Carrie Salls Jun. 14, 2016, 7:17am

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Barbara Crowder started a one-year term as treasurer f the Illinois Judges Association (IJA) following installation of a new slate of officers for 2016-2017 on June 3.