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Illinois Judges Association

46th Annual Convention

December 7 and 8, 2017

*PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION

PALMER HOUSE HILTON  

17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 

Luncheon Speaker:
Joel Weisman
Emmy Award winning Chicago television host


     Joel D. Weisman is an attorney, talent representative and Emmy award-winning Chicago television host and commentator. He is host and senior editor of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review on WTTW in Chicago, winner of Chicago Emmy Awards for Outstanding Conversation Program Series and Outstanding Public Affairs Series. The weekly show is viewed in most of the city's newsrooms, and is watched by numerous civic, corporate and government decision makers.

     As a journalist, Joel's career includes work as reporter/columnist and Metropolitan Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and Midwest correspondent for the Washington Post. He's won multiple Peter Lisagor, Jacob Scher, and Associated Press awards and was twice nominated for Pulitzer Prizes for his investigative reporting. In addition to The Week in Review, his television career also includes Emmy Award-winning commentary and news analysis for 13 years for WGN Television, where he directed election coverage with a team known as the "Joel Patrol."

     As a full-time attorney, Joel is an expert in media and entertainment law. He has represented hundreds of media personalities, as well as off-camera staff and managers. He represents journalists at stations and publications around the country and has lectured extensively on legal and journalism issues. Joel has also devoted many years of service to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, where he was chairman of the Alumni Association and member of the Athletic Board. He was also an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he received his J.D. degree. He has been practicing law for three decades.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

4:30 RECEPTION Sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association

Friday, December 8, 2017

8:00 a.m. IJA LUNCHEON REGISTRATION, 4th Floor

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

ETHICS - A WHOLE NEW ELECTRONIC WORLD: DO'S AND DON'TS FOR JUDGES (and Lawyers Too)

Joint Program of the IJA and ISBA                                                                                1.25 Hours MCLE credit, including 1.25* hours PMCLE credit                               Register online at https://www.isba.org/jointmeeting

Social media continues to alter the dynamics of the courtroom and the adversary process, raising a host of ethical issues for both judges and lawyers.  Program particiapants will consider common situations involving judges and lawyers that raise judicial and lawyer ethical concerns and identify ways to access and address them.  Audience questions will be encouraged.

Moderator:
  • Judge Thomas Donnelly, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Divison

Panelists:

  • Judge Mary C. Marubio, Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, Pretrial Division
  • Judge Raymond McKoski(ret.), formerly Circuit Judge 19th Judicial Circuit and vice-chair of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee
  • Steven F. Pflaum, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP, and current chair of the Illinois Judicial Ethics Committee
  • Dennis A. Rendleman, Ethics counsel, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval


 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. 

HOT TOPICS FOR THE ILLINOIS BENCH AND BAR

Joint Program of the IJA and ISBA                                                                                1.25 Hours MCLE credit, including 1.25* hours PMCLE credit                               Register online at https://www.isba.org/jointmeeting

PRETRIAL AND BOND COURT ANEW: Reforms to the bail system in Illinois, including new procedures and unintended consequences

  • Topic Presenter: 23rd Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Robbin J. Stuckert

ILLINOIS CONSTITUTIONS: An historical perspective of Illinois constitutions as Illinois' Bicentennial Yearlong Celebration begins, with a review of Illinois constitutional history that touches on some of the current constitutional issues

  • Topic Presenter: John Lupton, Executive Director of the Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION HEARINGS: How have administrative adjudication hearing changed the judicial landscape?

  • Topic Presenter: Retired 19th Circuit Judge Henry Tonigan, Administrative Hearing Officer for Municipalities and Special Districts
  • Topic Presenter: Patricia Jackowiak, Director and Chief Administrative Law Judge, City of Chicago

Q & A SESSION: Topic Presenters will field audience questions on the Hot Topics

  • Q & A Moderator: Illinois Judges Association President John Coady

 *Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval


46th Annual Convention Program Coordinators:

  • Hon. Michael Chmiel, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, Woodstock
  • Hon.  Alfred Swanson, Retired, Circuit Court of Cook County

IJA thanks the Educational Programming and Annual Convention Committee          for its work


12:00 Noon LUNCHEON, Red Lacquer Room, 4th Floor 

1:45 p.m. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, 4th Floor

 


CONVENTION LUNCHEON REGISTRATION

Friday, December 8, 2017 12 O'Clock Noon, Red Lacquer Room, 4th Floor                Featuring Joel Weisman                                                                              Luncheon Tickets: $85.00

REGISTER NOW or send your check payable to the Illinois Judges Association: 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604

JUDGE: ____________________________________________

EMAIL: ____________________________________________

NAME OF GUEST (FOR BADGE) _____________________

Tickets will be held at the IJA registration table on the 4th floor

Hotel Rate: $179.00 plus applicable taxes                                                                      Hotel reservations must be made by November 4, 2017                                      Reservations at the Palmer House Hilton may be made online at  https://aws.passkey.com/go/IllinoisStateBar

John Coady, President

For further information, contact the IJA at info@ija.org or 312/431-1283 

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