In This Issue
Board of Directors
Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson
Experienced older “Coif” lawyer seeks salaried “of counsel” position, full or part-time. Top notch legal writing research, use of discovery tools, trial and appellate brief work. Contact John Mulgrew at (309) 691-2765 or 7150 N. Terra Vista Dr., Apt. 101, Peoria, IL 61614.
Full-time Legal Assistant
Part-time Clerk Position
Full-time Legal Assistant
Part-time Legal Secretary/Paralegal Sole practitioner seeking a very detail oriented, professional individual for this part-time flexible position. Job duties would include but not limited to drafting documents, coordinating court dates with the courthouse and clients, assist with trial preparations and some filing. Must be proficient with computers, willing to learn case management software and aggressively track time and tasks. Must be willing to professionally handle at times difficult clients and persons. Competitive pay commensurate with experience. If interested in this position, please submit resume, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to: Linda Watson at email address: Linda@watsonlawpeoria.com.
Edwards (Strode), Tricia, Telephone: (866) 726-8293 ext. 18922. All other information remains the same.
Hoehne, Thomas V., 416 Main St., Suite 933, Peoria, IL 61602 Phone: (309) 673-2414 Fax: (309) 673-2559
Kim, John K., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, One State Farm Plaza - A3, Bloomington, IL 61710-0001, Phone: 309.763.2442; Fax: 309.766.4909; email email@example.com.
Ray, Randall, effective November 1, firstname.lastname@example.org
Uphoff, Jaimie R., 2886 W. Willow Knolls Rd., Peoria, IL 61614 Phone: 309.691.3970, Fax: 309.691-3890 Email: email@example.com.
The ninth annual Diversity Luncheon was held October 16, 2012. Pictured at left are keynote speaker, Honorable Diane Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, with Graciela Mata, Diversity Committee Chair. Also shown are Nina Gougis, Diversity Committee Vie Chair, presenting the $5,000 scholarship check to Ariann Erinc. There were 300 people who attended, including attorneys, students from five area high schools, Bradley University, and Northern Illinois University College of Law. We thank the firms and judiciary who supported the event by attending this year. Over $2,400 in proceeds from the event will be placed in the PCBA Foundation for future scholarships.
40 Leaders Under 40: Three are PCBA Members
On November 1 the 2012 Class of 40 Leaders Under 40 was announced. Congratulations to the following PCBA Members:
To view the entire group of leaders go to http://www.peoriamagazines.com/ibi/2012/nov.
Heart of Illinois United Way's 2012 Philanthropist of the Year
Leonard Sachs, of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, was recently honored as the Heart of Illinois United Way's 2012 Philanthropist of the Year. Established in 2007, the award recognizes members of the United Way's Tocqueville Society who are committed to the health and well-being of central Illinois. The Philanthropist of the Year award honors individuals or couples for their leadership, dedication, and inspiration - thereby creating lasting impact on the quality of life in our community. For more information visit http://www.hoiunitedway.org/HOIUW-news.php. To receive specific information on how United Way funds legal programs to help people in need, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PCBA’S Distinguished Community Service Award - Nominations Sought
Upcoming Events & Court Holidays
Communications & Technology
Did you know...
Courts & Procedures
The Federal Division of the Courts & Procedures Committee will be creating an email group of attorneys who would be interested in watching Federal Trials. If you would like to be included in this email group, please contact Linda at email@example.com. Also, copies of the Support Staff Training DVD on electronic filing from the 2011 Federal Rules Seminar are still available at the PCBA for only $25.00.
Mark your Calendars for the Upcoming 2012 Holiday Party
Local Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Mark your calendars for the upcoming seminars being held at the Spalding Pastoral Center.
Membership Chair Melinda Usalis has relocated to the Chicago area and stepped down as Chair. Vie Chair Gregory Rastatter has agreed to serve as Membership Committee Chair. Greg reports that Natasha G. Steele and Brad Chamberlain have applied for regular memership, Jaqueline N. Azis has applied for student membership, and Katherine A. Zogas has applied to renew her membership. Pursuant to the By-Laws of the Association, these applications will be presented to the Board of Directors at its January meeting.
Kenneth L. Ott passed away on October 29, 2012. He was born Novemer 17, 1924, in Hillsboro, Illinois. He graduated from Hillsboro High School in May, 1942, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in November, 1942, when he turned 18. After completing basic training, he transferred to the U.S. Air Force in September, 1943, and completed Piper Cub training as an Aviation Cadet. In March, 1944, all former Army AF Cadets were transferred back to the Army due to increased action on the Western Front in France. He was assigned to the 272nd Infantry Regiment of the 69th Division, and left for England in November, 1944. Two weeks later his division joined the front lines helping stem the enemy surge in the Ardennes Forrest. He was awarded 3 battle stars and his regiment was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation when the war ended. Ken returned home in the fall of 1945, attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, transferring to St. Louis University after two years to obtain his law degree in 1951. After law school, he spent three months as an agent-in-training at the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover before returning to practice law in Missouri. In 1962, he obtained his license to practice law in Illinois and joined his brother Jack Ott's law firm (Knobloch and Ott) in Peoria in 1963. Ken practiced law with his brother until January, 1971, when Jack died of lung cancer. Ken had his own law office as a sole practitioner until December, 2011. In that 40 year period he also associated for a time with his nephew, Attorney James R. Carter of Peoria. He had a general law practice including work in corporate law, probate, estate planning, marital matters, litigation, criminal matters, personal injury and workers' compensation. Ken's daughter, Sally, received on his behalf, his 50-year plaque at the Law Day Luncheon earlier this year. She told us her father had always been very proud of his profession and being a member of the PCBA.
Stacy Crabtree and Nathan Bach would like to thank all who participated in the Halloween Blood Drive. Forty-two units were collected, with 17 of those donors coming from Heyl Royster. Thank you, Stacy and Nate, for all your work on this important project.
2012 Project Santa
Peoria County Pro Bono Plan
THANK YOU EVERYONE
Access to Justice . . . After Hours 2012
Illinois Legal Aid Online has chosen our very own Michele Miller along with Michelle Eggert to be the November 2012 Pro Bono Volunteers. A video of the work Michele does will be produced and posted on the home page of the Advocate (www.IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org) and Pro Bono (www.IllinoisProBono.org) websites the entire month of November. Congratulations!!!
Courtroom Changes effective January 1, 2013
The 2nd Annual Joe Solls Memorial Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Landmark Lanes. Start time will be 9:30 with the entry fee of $25.00 for 3 games (handicap 80% of 200). Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated in Joe’s Memory to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information or to sign up please call (309) 685-7000.
The Lincoln Lawyer - 3 hours of free professional responsibility credits at Bradley University. Monday, November 19, 2012, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., Westlake Hall, Professional Development Center, register at http://www.bradley.edu/academic/continue/public/lincoln/index.dot.