2016 June LegalEase

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CLE
New Members
Memorials
Illinois Supreme Court Forms

Contact Us:
Linda Raineri, Executive Director
110 SW Jefferson Ave., Suite 520
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 674-6049
Email: pcba@mtco.com
Web: www.peoriabar.org

2015-16 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Timothy J. Howard
President
Hon. Jerelyn D. Maher
President-Elect and Budget Chair
Michele A. Miller 
Second Vice President 
Richard W. Zuckerman
Secretary-Treasurer
Craig S. Young
Past President and
Nominating Committee Chair
Katherine A. Zogas
By-Laws
Jonathan L.A. Phillips
Communications & Technology
Hon. Lisa Y. Wilson
Diversity
David B. Wiest (Golf) and
Robert R. Parker (Holiday Party)
Entertainment Co-Chairs
James F. Kane
Fitness, Health & Wellness
Joshua D. Herman
Government & Public Interest Law 
Peter J. Lynch
Lawyer Referral Service
Hon. James E. Shadid
Lincoln Memorial Banquet
Stacy E. Crabtree
Local Continuing Legal Ed
Joshua D. Herman
Membership and Memorials
Cathy A. Molchin
Pro Bono
Ashley M. Miller
Public Relations
Thomas E. Howard
Real Property
Mary A. Corrigan
Substantive Law
Vincent M. Boyle
Young Lawyers
Directors at Large:
Michael D. Gifford
John P. Heil, Jr.
Kevin M. Miller
John P. Nicoara

Peoria County Bar Association
Foundation Trustees

Hon. Stephen A. Kouri
Timothy J. Howard
Hon. Jerelyn D. Maher
Michele A. Miller
Richard W. Zuckerman
Rex K. Linder
Karen M. Stumpe

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Associate Attorney NEW
Goldfine & Bowles is seeking an associate with potential to become a partner.  We are looking for an energetic, outgoing individual with good people skills to handle some personal injury, but primarily workers' compensation claims.  Experience with handling workers' compensation claims is preferable.  Send letter and resume in confidence to Office Manager at 4242 N. Knoxville, Peoria, IL 61614, or via email to mmarincic@goldfineandbowles.com

Associate Attorney
Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth is seeking an associate attorney with two or more years of experience.  Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Kenneth M. Snodgrass, Jr., at 401 Main St., Suite 1400, Peoria, IL 61602-1258.
Associate Attorney
Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C. is seeking an associate attorney with 2-6 years of experience in civil and corporation litigation. An interest in learning family law is a plus. The candidate must possess a strong commitment to detail and produce exceptional work product. The candidate must have courtroom experience. The position provides a high level of responsibility and offers competitive compensation and benefits based upon experience and skill. Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to Deb Payton, Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C., 101 NE Randolph, Peoria, IL 61606 or via dpayton@benckendorf.com
Associate Attorney
McGrath Law Office, P.C. seeks candidates to fill an immediate opening for an associate attorney in our new Morton office. McGrath Law Office, P.C. is a general civil practice firm. Our practice areas include municipal law, estate planning, nursing home planning, civil litigation, real estate law, and corporate law. The ideal candidate for this position would have extensive experience either with municipal law or with civil litigation. Candidates with 3 or more years’ experience are preferred. Substantial prior courtroom experience is a plus. Candidates must possess strong analytical skills and must effectively communicate both with clients and other legal professionals. Leadership acumen and a drive to excel are needed, as this position brings with it substantial responsibility. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter in confidence to Pat McGrath, McGrath Law Office, P.C., 113 S. Main St., Mackinaw, IL 61755 or via email to pat.mcgrath@mcgrathpc.net.
Summer Law Clerk
Expectations:  The proper candidate will be a first or second year law student who desires to practice in Central Illinois at the conclusion of their law school career.  Law Clerk must have the ability to handle complex legal research projects, writing, and internet research as well as calling Courts and Administrative Agencies for clarification on rules if necessary.  Kavanagh is a multi-practice law firm, so an interest in numerous different legal areas (trusts and estates, litigation, business law, admiistrative agency compliance, family law, municipal law) is a bonus.  Qualifications:  You much have completed either your first or second year of law school to be considered for the position.  Send resume to Jackie Taylor at jackietaylor@ksswf.com.
Law Clerk
2017-2018 Federal Clerkship Opportunity in the Chambers of Judge Joe B. McDade. Applicant should apply via the OSCAR system (http://Oscar.uscourts.gov) but paper applications will also be accepted until July 1, 2016. Applicant must be in the top 33% of class. To apply, submit law school and undergraduate grade sheets, a concise writing sample, a resume and a cover letter to Chambers of Judge Joe B. McDade, 127 Federal Building, 100 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL 61602.
Legal Internships Wanted
The Bradley University Pre-Law Center is always on the lookout for good internship placement opportunities for our students. If you have an interest in having one of our talented and eager students get an early start to their career in the law in your office, please contact Dr. Craig Curtis, the Acting Director of the Pre-Law Center, at 309-677-4200 or via e-mail at prelaw@fsmail.bradley.edu. Students earn academic credit and you get a younger worker full of fresh ideas and energy.

Corporate Paralegal NEW
OSF Healthcare seeks an experienced paralegal to support the in-house legal needs of OSF Healthcare System and operating units.  The Corporate Paralegal works under the direction of the Senior Vice President (SVP), Legal Services and will assist in handling legal issues such as conducting advanced legal research; assisting in preparing documents, corporate documentation, leases, licenses, insurance, and employment agreements; assisting in audits; perorming due diligence; reviewing contracts, and assisting in preparing legal memoranda and pleadings.  Will also support contract reviews and risk assessment.  Minimum five years related work experience as a paralegal is required.  For a full list of requirements and to apply, please go to www.osfcareers.org and search job number MIN000258.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Dosabled

Directory Changes
Borden, Caroline – ASA, 324 Main, Room 111, Peoria, IL 61602, Phone:  672-6900; Fax: 677-6240; email: cborden@peoriacounty.org.
Brady, John T.- 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1928, Peoria, IL 61602. Phone: 676-0415 Fax: 676-0421, email:  jtb@johntbradylaw.com
Howard, John – Davis & Campbell, 401 Main Street, Suite 1600, Peoria, IL 61602, Phone: 673-1681; Fax: 673-1690; email: jhoward@dcamplaw.com
Jennetten, Patrick- Law Office of Patrick Jennetten, P.C., 316 SW Washington St., Unit 1A, Peoria, IL 61602. Phone: 699-4691 Fax: 699-4693.
Wertz, Mark- 1024 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554. Phone: 353-5656 Fax: 533-7393; mwertz@markwertzlaw.com.
Firm Name Change- Howard, Habecker & Morris L.L.C. is now Habecker & Morris L.L.C. Firm phone: 671-4555, Ed Habecker phone: 671-4588, Stephen Morris phone: 671-4568. All other information remains the same.
Firm Closing- On June 1, Vonachen, Lawless, Trager & Slevin closed. The following attorneys have moved to Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, L.L.C., 411 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 1400, Peoria, IL 61602. Phone: 671-3550 Fax: 671-3588:
Michelle Eggert
e-mail: meggert@wjnklaw.com
Rick Gentry
e-mail: rgentry@wjnklaw.com
S. Linn Perkins
e-mail: lperkins@wjnklaw.com
Amira Vicari-Hills
e-mail: avhills@wjnklaw.com
Kerrianne Waters
e-mail: kwaters@wjnklaw.com
Mike Waters
e-mail: mwaters@wjnklaw.com
Office Space Available
Janssen Building, 2400+ sq. ft. luxury suite with offices  now available to rent.  Contact The Janssen Law Center at (309)676-2341.
LeFante Law Offices, P.C. has one office available for sublet on a monthly or annual basis. This office is fully furnished. Internet and fax included.  Possibility for shared receptionist.  Additional rental space available for support staff.  Contact Jennifer Anschuetz at (309)999-1111 for additional information.
Office space available for lease in Eureka, IL. Support staff assistance, phone/fax available.  Contact Mary E. Faupel, Faupel Law Offices, (309) 467-4940 or admin@faupellaw.com for more information.
Striking office space approx.1,624 square feet with beautiful easterly view available in Chase Bank Building, 411 Hamilton Blvd., Peoria.  Corner office, Eastern/Southern view.  Contact Michael Hanson at (309) 678-6356
Office Space Available for sublet in Commerce Bank Building. Fully furnished including fax, internet, copier, conference room. Also available is a furnished area for a receptionist if need. Call the Winne Law Office at 673-4217 for more information.
Office Space Available

1200 square foot partially furnished office space available. Rent is negotiable. Free parking. For more information, contact Chris McCall, 673-1200.

 

 

Message from the President
Thank you very much!
Thanks to the members the Peoria County Bar Association for the privilege of being your president during the past year. It has been my great honor to serve as your president during the same year that I marked the 40th anniversary of my admission to the bar. We are lucky that the collegiality of our local bar makes the practice of law in Central Illinois more enjoyable than any other area of the State.
The continued success of the PCBA is attributable to the efforts of many people. First, I want to thank Linda and Stephanie for tirelessly keeping me and everyone who participates in our activities on track. Next, I want to thank the committee members, their chairs and vice chairs, and the entire board for devoting their time and talents to enhance the benefits of membership in our Association, as well as helping us enhance the reputation of our profession.
I cannot believe how quickly my tenure has passed. Please join me at our Annual Meeting on July 11th as we welcome Judge Jerelyn Maher as our new president. If you want to register now, visit www.peoriabar.org/shop. Finally, thank you again for this opportunity to serve and for all that you have done for your PCBA.

Welcome New Members

On May 10 our newest members met for lunch with members from the bench and bar. At right, back row: Hon. James Shadid, Denise Conklin, Larry Smith, Tim Howard, Josh Herman, Robert Brandfass. Front row: Benedict Ciravolo, Hon. Katherine Gorman, Thomas Patton, and Vincent Boyle. The new members’ names are in bold print.

PCBA Members Assisting Service Members
PCBA members continue to volunteer their services to veterans who need legal assistance. This month we would like to thank Joe Borsberry from Borsberry Law Offices, who is assisting a military person with a domestic relations matter. Most cases we receive are domestic matters and we’d like to expand our group of attorneys that can volunteer to handle these types of cases. Mike Lied of Howard & Howard heads up this effort. Please contact Mike at mlied@howard andhoward.com or the PCBA office if you know a veteran needing legal assistance or you would like to be added to our list of volunteers to assist a veteran.

Schedule of Events and Court Holidays
June
14    Government & Public Interest Seminar – Check-in and continental breakfast 8:00 a.m., Seminar 8:30-11:45, Spalding Pastoral Center 
July
4       Independence Day- Courts & Courthouse Closed
11     Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers – Spalding Center, 5:30 p.m.
22     Mentoring Orientation - PCBA conference room, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  

2016 Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers
Back to the Future – Building on a Rich Past for a Solid Future!
Monday, July 11, 5:30 p.m. at the Spalding Pastoral Center
Backyard cookout – Grilled on site by Cracked Pepper Catering
Incoming President Jerelyn Maher is asking for all PCBA members to dig out those baby pictures of your mom, dad, brother, sister (including “steps” and in-laws), cousin, husband or wife who are also PCBA members, and deliver to Linda at the bar association by June 27. They will be posted at the annual meeting and all are invited to guess who they are. Prizes will be given to the family with the most members present, the oldest and youngest family member present, and the oldest and youngest married members present.  Spouses welcome! Only $40 per person and  includes meal and two drink tickets.
Call for Committee Members
By Jerelyn Maher, President-Elect
As you know another year for the bar association is around the corner, and we are asking for volunteers for the committees. The members of each committee work tirelessly to achieve their committee’s goals. The committees are an integral part of this association’s success to serve its members. Please consider joining committees when renewing your membership. I appreciate all you do for the PCBA and look forward to working with you.


Committee Meetings All meetings at noon at the PCBA Office unless otherwise noted
June
6    Public Relations
7    Real Property
8    Meet the Judges- YLC will meet with Judge David Brown
9    YLC
13  CLE
16  Pro Bono
21  Board
22  Fitness, Health & Wellness
July
15  Foundation Trustees
19  Government & Public Interest
21  Meet the Judges- YLC will meet with Judge Michael Risinger
COMMITTEE REPORTS – Reminder:  Committee Chairs submit your year-end report to pcba@mtco.com by June 21.
Communications & Technology
Preparation of the 2016-17 Attorneys’ Directory is in progress.  If your contact information has changed and you have not already submitted it, please do so right away.  We plan to post a pdf of the first draft of the directory on our website for everyone to review.  The target date for completion is July 11.
Entertainment
The 2016 Golf Outing is being held on Monday, August 29, 2016, at WeaverRidge Golf Club. Gather your foursome now and get registered by visiting www.peoriabar.org/shop.
2016 Holiday Party – Save the Date!  December 1
We need your material, be it jokes (one liners), skits, and/or songs.  (Anonymous submissions are encouraged; please send them directly to the PCBA) pcba@mtco.com.   
We need your acting skills.  The more folks on the committee, the less any of us have to do which means we can enjoy the evening too.
We need your ability to come to meetings, drink and laugh.
We need your voice if you sing.
We need your grace if you dance.
We need your ability if you are willing to be a part of the band.
THE PROCESS?  Merely email the PCBA and send in your material, your idea for material, your ideas for places to go and drink heavily and laugh (oh, I mean, practice), and your email address so we can harass you mercilessly to get you to come out and have fun!!   The veterans of the committee will handle directing, producing and telling you where to go. 
Fitness Health & Wellness
By Mitch Gilfillan, committee member
As technology evolves, so does our ability to stay fit. There are numerous “Apps” available to help promote fitness and keep you honest in your quest to live a healthier lifestyle (if you are into that sort of thing!). A simple notification or reminder on your phone is an easy push in a healthy direction. In the attached article, find 25 of the highest ranked Fitness Apps 2016.  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2485287,00.asp


Lawyer Referral ServiceThis month we would like to thank attorney Jim Rochford for his return of a referral fee in the amount of $527.81. If you are interested in joining the lawyer referral service, please contact the PCBA office.

Reminder: The attorneys who participate in the Lawyer Referral Service DO charge for their services. The PCBA Office has been receiving numerous calls lately from people saying they were told to contact our office for free attorneys. This is incorrect information. When you give out the LRS number, please advise the person that the attorneys on our list do charge for their services.

Local Continuing Legal Education
Thank you to everyone (145 of you!) who joined us on May 13 for “Tried & True: Part III.” Kevin Miller (at left), Katherine Legge, Josh Herman, Emily Perkins, and Jay Scholl put on a great seminar highlighting famous American trials as they relate to Rules of Professional Conduct. Congratulations to the following attorneys who received some awesome door prizes from one of our sponsors, RICOH: Rob Bennett, Chris Oswald, Lou Benassi, Erick Gibson, John Nicoara, Dale Thomas and Mike Keeton. This seminar is now available for purchase on DVD for $100 for PCBA members or $125 for nonmembers.
Mental Health Series Our thanks go to CLE committee chair Stacy Crabtree (at right) for coordinating this CLE series, as well as running the webinar aspect of the programs.  If you missed the three-part series last month they are still available on demand. These seminars highlighted mental health issues as they relate to attorneys and clients. The one-hour seminars are available for purchase “On Demand” at www.peoriabar.org/shop or by sending a check to the PCBA office. The seminars are $20 each or $50 for all three and each has been approved by the ILSCCP for one hour of professional responsibility credit.
June 14 Government & Public Interest Seminar – Spalding Pastoral Center, 8:30 a.m. – noon.
The following information comes from committee chair and seminar coordinator Joshua Herman (at left):  The Department of Labor has issued long-awaited, updated overtime guidelines regarding overtime compensation for private and public employees.  Increasing the number of individuals eligible for overtime by over 4.2 million.  Regardless of whether you represent employees or employers, public or private – these regulations impact you and your clients.  Do you know whether your clients now qualify for OT?  Can an employer offer or require comp time instead of paying OT?  Will governments have to make supplemental appropriations to comply with the new law?  Come to this seminar and find out!  A registration form is included with this issue or register online at www.peoriabar.org/shop.
Catch-Up Deal!
From Kevin Miller:  In a pickle because you’re short on MCLE hours?  If so, you’ll relish this idea: a “Catch-up” deal for PCBA members – up to 10 hours of CLE for $200 to meet the June 30 deadline.  Contact the PCBA for details and available DVDs.
Mentoring Program
Kerrianne Waters (at left) and Jessica Sarff are heading up the 2016-17 program and are currently looking for participants to sign up as either mentors or mentees.  This is a great opportunity to promote professionalism in the PCBA.  The orientation luncheon will be on July 26 from noon to 1:00 at the PCBA office.  Please contact Linda at pcba@mtco.com if you are interested in being a mentor or mentee to a fellow PCBA member.  Participants receive six hours of professionalism credit during this one-year program.  For further information about registering for the CLE mentoring program, visit http://lawyermentor.ilsccp.org/pcba/. The deadline for registering for the CLE mentoring program is July 15.
Membership
We have received the application for membership from Hon. Suzanne Patton.  It will be presented to the Board for approval in August.  Thank you to the nearly forty members who helped us welcome our newest members at the May 19 New Members Reception at Martini’s On Water Street.  New members who attended were Robert Brandfass, Benedict Ciravolo,  Charles LeFebvre and Amanda Stanley.  A fun time was had by all!
Memorials
Special thanks go to David Mueller (at left) for his tireless efforts with the annual Memorial Service.  This year eleven members were remembered and thanks go to those who prepared and presented the memorial resolutions:  Arthur Kingery, John Redlingshafer, Andrew Keyt, Roger Holzgrafe, John Nicoara, Jordan Fifield, Stephen West, Steven Wakeman, Peter Jennetten, David Mueller, Thomas Leiter, Thomas Mayer and Steven Vogel.

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Clifford J. Langenfeld (at right) passed away. Clifford was a U.S. Air Force Veteran who served in the Vietnam War. After his service he attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and graduated with his Juris Doctor. Prior to starting his own law practice, Clifford Langenfeld Attorney at Law, Clifford was the City Attorney for Peoria for several years. Donations in memory of Clifford J. Langenfeld may be made online.

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, John C. “Jack” Brady passed away. Jack went to Marquette University and then on to University of Illinois where he graduated with his law degree in 1970. He worked at the law firm Vonachen, Lawless, Trager and Slevin and also served in the National Guard. Donations in memory of John C. Brady may be made online.

The PCBA has contributed $200.00 to the foundation in memory of Mr. Langenfeld and Mr. Brady.


Young Lawyers
On May 4 the Young Lawyers/Law Day Committee held its annual luncheon, attended by over 150 attorneys, judges, teachers, students and parents. Essay Contest winners were Jewel Moore-Young, first place, and Aidan DellaValle, second place, sixth graders from Washington Gifted School (Teacher Mrs. Fleming); Brooke Wetherill, first place, from Dunlap Middle School (Teacher Mrs. Brooks) and Adam Huffman, second place, from East Peoria Central Jr. High School (Teacher Mrs. Rogy). Frist and second place winners received $100 and $50, respectively, along with a certificate and ribbon; first place winners’ school received $100.

Shown here are PCBA members who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary of Admission to the Bar. From left to right are David B. Radley, David B. Mueller, Arthur R. Kingery, William R. Kelly, James H. Bunce and Charles G. Roth. William L. Blake and Jerold I. Horn were unable to attend. Above, right, are PCBA President Tim Howard, Law Day Chair Christina Cullom, and Keynote Speaker Professor Andrew D. Leipold.
Law Day Presentations
Attorney David Collins of Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo made two law day presentations. He spoke with 90 fourth graders at Ridgeview Elementary on May 9 and 90 fourth graders at Wilder-Waite Elementary School. He spoke about what attorneys do, law school, being admitted into the Illinois Bar, the Illinois court structure and civil lawsuits. He also did a mini jury trial with the students where they played plaintiff’s and defendant’s attorneys.
We appreciate all of our members who donate their time for this kind of community outreach.  Thank you!
Chiefs Game
Join PCBA members on Friday, August 26 at Dozer Park for a fun night of baseball! Our very own Brothers-in-Law (John Bathke, Rob Bennett, Paul Brodersen & Kevin Miller) will be singing the National Anthem at this event. The night will conclude with a fireworks show. To reserve your tickets contact the PCBA office at 674-6049 or pcba@mtco.com. Tickets are $10.
Illinois Supreme Court
Below you will find the links for a Uniform Order for Interim Attorney Fees as well as a Uniform Financial Affidavit. The Illinois Supreme Court now mandates their usage.
Order for Interim Attorney Fees:
www.illinoiscourts.gov/forms/approved/divorce/DV-O_1201.1_Approved.pdf
Financial Affidavit:
www.illinoiscourts.gov/Forms/approved/divorce/Financial_Affidavit_Suite_Approved.pdf
These forms are also available online in the ISBA’s library of automated forms at:
www.isba.org/illinoisbardocs

PEORIA COUNTY PRO BONO PLAN
By Kate Durham
We would like to thank the following attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff who have assisted low income persons and successfully closed pro bono cases: John Brady, Spencer Daniels, Susan Dawson-Tibbits, Daniel Harrod, Jeremy Heiple, Brian Lutz, John Pusey, Marci Shoff, Jack Skinner and Carl Wilbur.
FREE UPCOMING CLEs FOR VOLUNTEERS:
June 30 is the CLE completion deadline for attorneys with last names beginning with A-M (2/3 of Illinois attorneys!).  Prairie State is offering free CLEs in June that will help attorneys get their coveted professionalism credit while helping more low-income clients get free legal help at the same time!
More information about all these events is available on the events section of Prairie State’s website, https://pslegal.org/. 
June 14: Thinking it Through: Cognitive Processes and Client Representatives, 2pm-5:15pm in Joliet. Attendees will receive 3 hours of MCLE professionalism credit and may be asked to accept one pro bono case in the next year.  Advance registration is required.
June 23: Cognitive Processes and the Law: Using and Addressing Bias, 3pm-4:30pm via webinar.  Attendees will receive 1.5 hours of MCLE professionalism credit.  This webinar is open only to attorneys who have volunteered with Prairie State in the last 12 months, and attendees may be asked to accept one pro bono case in the next year.  Advance registration is required.

 

 

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