In This Issue
Board of Directors
Staff Attorney Need
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., a 75-lawyer legal services organization, serving 36 counties in northern and central ILLINOIS outside of Cook County, is seeking applicants for a STAFF ATTORNEY position in our community legal services office located in PEORIA. The successful applicant will participate in a full range of legal activities, including the preparation and conduct of administrative hearings and trials of cases for elderly and low-income persons. Prefer applicants already admitted to the Illinois Bar with a public interest background. Prior experience in foreclosure and housing law is preferred. Salary is $40,000. Please indicate “PEORIA Staff Attorney” in the subject line and e-mail a resume, short writing sample (10 pages or less) and three professional references to:
Executive Director Michael O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org; and
Program Administrator Connie Peterson at email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Prairie State Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Law Office Accounting Clerk
2013 Directory Changes and Email Changes
Dunn, Jeffrey M., Fax: (309) 691-3890
Evans, Angela, M. (Correction): Email: Angela@angelaevanslaw.com
Bach, Nathan R., 124 SW Adams St., Suite 600, Phone: (309) 676-0400, Fax: (309) 676-3374, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bathke, John T.D., 456 Fulton St., Suite 425, 61602; Phone: (309) 676-8986, Fax: (309) 676-4130, Email: email@example.com.
Miller, Ashley M., 100 NE Monroe, Phone: (309) 671-4227, Fax: (309) 671-4228, Email:
Schlehuber, Thomas E., 604 W. Knoll Crest Dr. Peoria, IL 61614-7117, Phone: (309) 688-1305
Vogel, Steven H., 456 Fulton St., Suite 203. All other information remains the same.
(Effective October 1, 2013)
Muir, John M., Jr., 2501 E. College Ave., Suite A, Bloomington, IL 61704; Phone: (309) 808-2579, Fax: (309) 410-5000, Email: JohnMuirLaw@hotmail.com.
Oberle, Patrick E., Address: 2807 Broadway Rd., Suite B, Pekin, IL 61554.
Anyone with information on the Last Will and Testament of Doris E. Winkler (DOD, July 31, 2013) please contact Mary Pillow, Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C. at (309) 673-0979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone with information on the Last Will and Testament of George S. Powell (DOD, August 15, 2013) please contact Sean Donahue, (309) 674-0821.
Bradley University’s Pre-Law Center will be hosting their Third Annual Mock Trial Tournament on the Bradley Campus this fall (October 19-20). The dates and times for each round are listed below. The time slots reflect an allotment for a period for registration and a brief judge’s orientation. For morning rounds, we would ask that judges arrive no later than 8:30 a.m., and for afternoon rounds, no later than 1:00 p.m. Some rounds may be longer than others, so the times listed are meant to reflect the maximum length of time for a given round:
Saturday, October 19, 2013; 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2013; 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2013; 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2013; 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
You are welcome to judge as few or as many rounds as you wish, depending on your availability.
Please contact Nicole D. Meyer, Director Pre-Law Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625. Phone: (309) 677-4186 or by email: email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve as a judge. Please inform others who may want to judge that they can contact me as well.
Downtown Law Firm Closing
Tazewell County Courthouse Parking
President Jim Kane would like to thank the officers, board members and committee members for their service during the past year and in the year ahead. “I am honored to have been chosen to serve as PCBA President. I pledge to do my best to follow the excellent example which was set by my predecessor, Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson. Two areas to which I would like to give particular attention during my term are as follows: 1) Increase active participation in the PCBA by more of our members. This would include service on committees and attendance at PCBA events, such as the Lincoln Banquet & Gala and the Law Day Luncheon. 2) Serve and actively involve “more experienced” PCBA members. Currently there are 209 PCBA members who are age 60 and above, and 72 PCBA members who are age 70 and above. I would like to work to find ways to serve the needs and interests of those members, such as assisting with the transition to e-filing. I am asking PCBA committees for their suggestions in this regard. I am encouraging those members to be active in the PCBA and the Peoria legal community by actively serving on PCBA committees and volunteer activities, such as Prairie State. My overall goal is that the PCBA continue to be a valuable resource to our members and a positive influence both in the legal profession and in our entire community.”
10th Annual Diversity Luncheon
The Annual Diversity Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., at the Peoria Marriott Père Marquette. This year’s featured speaker will be Monica Torres-Linares, Founding Member of Legal Prep. Tickets are $35.00 per person or $350.00 per table of ten. Deadline to reserve your seat is October 16, 2013. Remember, proceeds for this event help fund the Diversity Scholarship and this year’s scholarship recipient will be announced at the luncheon. You may complete the Registration Form included with this issue and return it to the PCBA, office along with your payment, or you may register online www.peoriabar.org/Shop/CLE. If you are registering for a table of ten online, please be sure that you list attorneys attending and their menu choice in the “Order Comment Section” when checking out. If you have questions, please contact the PCBA Office (309) 674-6049.
Illinois Joining Forces
The PCBA will be working with Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) to better serve local military personnel and veterans. IJF is a statewide network of public and private organizations which serve military personnel and veterans. The PCBA has joined IJF to give back to those who have selflessly sacrificed so much. Through IJF, the PCBA will help veterans and military personnel find the legal assistance they need. The PCBA will also host various programs to educate local attorneys in areas of the law most pertinent to veterans and other military personnel, in an effort to increase the number of attorneys able to provide necessary services. Many local attorneys have been providing services to local military personnel and veterans through efforts largely coordinated by local attorney Michael Lied of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC. The PCBA hopes that by joining IJF, it can institutionalize Mr. Lied’s efforts to find and match service members to an attorney who can assist them, while empowering a greater number of service members with legal access and knowledge. Further information may be found at www.illinoisjoiningforces.org.
Schedule of Events and Court Holidays
Communications & Technology
PCBA Annual Golf Outing
This year’s Annual Golf Outing surpassed last year with 20 foursomes who enjoyed picture perfect weather at Coyote Creek Golf Club. The PCBA would like to thank Jeffrey Bach (right) for his hard work organizing the details in his first year as the Chair of the outing. At left with Jeffrey are this year’s winner for low gross (71) Craig Young and for women’s low gross (101) Janet Sosin from the ISBA. We also appreciate this year’s sponsors: Hole in One and Door Prizes: Pearl Companies; Beverage Station: Ringler Associates; Deluxe Hole: Heinold-Banwart, Ltd. and Sivertsen Reporting Services, P.C.; Holes: Attorneys’ Title Guarantee Fund, Baird/Scott K. Elger, Bob Lindsay Honda/Acura, Busey Bank, Chambers and Sons Landscaping, Inc., Circuit Wide Reporting, Elam Private Detective, Inc., Endeavor Title Services, Ginoli & Company, Ltd., ISBA Mutual Insurance Company, Jaguar-Land Rover, Merit Reporters, Peoria Title, L.L.C. and Trademark Title Services, L.L.C.; Signs: City Blue Technologies; Welcome Bags: ATG, Commerce Bank, PCBA and Rapid Print.
Fitness Health & Wellness
Government & Public Interest Law
Local Continuing Legal Education Seminars
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS
423 Juvenile Delinquency & Child Protection 2
Michael E. Brandt, Chief Circuit Judge
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF ILLINOIS
Whereas Peoria County is implementing a new case management system, the Integrated Criminal and Civil Justice System, and whereas the installation of said system will involve the transfer of large amounts of data planned to commence at the close of business on Thursday, November 7, 2013, continuously thereafter 24/7, and to conclude on Monday, November 11, 2013.
For all courts in Peoria County, it is directed that no court dockets be scheduled for Friday, November 8, 2013, excepting emergency matters such as emergency orders of protection, warrant returns, and the like. Monday, November 11, 2013, being a designated court holiday, regular courts may resume on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
Michael E. Brandt, Chief Circuit Judge
Veterans, Your Veterans Treatment Court Needs You!
Peoria County Pro Bono Plan
By Sandra Crow, Pro Bono Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRO BONO NEWS
Access to Justice… After Hours 2013 will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Weaver Ridge Golf Club. This is a fundraiser to benefit Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. The event will feature a live and silent auction, live music, appetizers, and a cash bar. Auction items include a one week time share to Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands, University of Illinois football tickets, a wine tasting package, and a fishing trip package. Tickets are available online at www.pslegal.org or by contacting Prairie State’s office at 674-9831. Ticket price is $30 per ticket, although a $10 discount will be given to all ticket purchasers age 36 and under. All proceeds from the event will support Prairie State’s programs in Peoria and the surrounding communities.