EDWARDSVILLE –– A Madison County juvenile court judge will serve on two section councils of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Third Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Martin J. Mengarelli joins the child law section council and the tort law section council for the 2018/2019 term.
Mengarelli already has experience with child law as Madison County’s juvenile court judge. As a member of this section, he has a responsibility to help inform lawyers who work in any area that involves children of any major changes. These areas include adoption, guardianship, family law, child protection regulations and juvenile justice.
As a member of the tort law section council, Mengarelli will assist in enhancing how tort law is practiced on a professional and ethical level.
Third Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Martin J. Mengarelli is a judge in Madison County. Nyttend via Wikicommons
ISBA President James F. McCluskey detailed the importance of the section councils to the bar.
“Section councils and committees are the backbone of the ISBA,” McCluskey stated in a press release. “Leadership is vital to the success of these groups.”
ISBA has 28,000 members from around the state, and offices in Chicago and Springfield. The organization provides special services to lawyers and the general public.
Mengarelli graduated from Loyola University in Chicago in 1989. His law career began after receiving his J.D. from Northern Illinois Law School in 1993. He currently sits on the board of the Illinois Judges Association as well as the Illinois Judges Foundation. He once served as the president of the Tri-Cities Bar Association. He is still a member of the Madison County Bar Association. Mengarelli and his wife live in St. Jacob.