June eNotes

Vince CorneliusVincent Cornelius ('89) Installed as New ISBA President
NIU Law alumnus Vincent Cornelius (’89) was installed as president of the 32,000-member Illinois State Bar Association on June 17. Cornelius becomes the first African-American president in the 140-year history of the ISBA...More


Save the Date: Class Reunions - Reunion Committee Members Needed
Reunions will be held on Friday, November 4, at Harry Caray’s in Lombard, IL for the Classes of 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. We are looking for 4-5 class members from each class to serve on the reunion committee. Please contact Melody Mitchell at mmitchell@niu.edu or 815-753-1027 if you are interested in serving...More

James F. McCluskeyJames F. McCluskey ('79) was sworn in as second vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association on June 17th...More

Kenya Jenkins-WrightKenya Jenkins-Wright (’03) was installed as the President of the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Chicago on June 8th. The BWLA is celebrating its 30-year anniversary under her presidency...More

Karoline CarstensKaroline Carstens (’06) has been named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Illinois State Bar Association. She is an associate with Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton, IL...More

Matt PfeifferMatt Pfeiffer (’00) was installed in June as second vice president of the DuPage County Bar Association. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Hon. William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit...More

The Honorable James Snyder

Hon. James Snyder (’88) was elected as second vice president of the Illinois Judges Association...More

Jennifer Sellers WongJennifer Sellers Wong (’06) made partner at Early Tousey Regan Wlodek & Wong in Elgin, IL. She maintains a general practice with an emphasis in higher educational law, contract matters and disputes, personal injury, real estate, estate planning and civil litigation...More

Alice Sackett (left) presents Lindsay Hatzis with her Outstanding New Lawyer Award.Lindsay Hatzis ('09) was presented with the Outstanding New Lawyer Award for 2016 on June 9th by the Kane County Bar Association...More



Julie NeubauerJulie Neubauer ('07) has been appointed chair of the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law and has also been appointed to serve on the ISBA Diversity Leadership Council and ISBA Family Law Section Council...More


Marishonta Wilkerson ('15) has joined Dady & Hoffmann LLC in Rockford, IL as an associate attorney...More

John N. Maher ('96) started Maher Legal Services in Tinley Park, IL, which concentrates on estate planning, elder law, federal employment defense, and military defense...More

Dartesia Pitts ('05) was installed as the president elect of the Cook County Bar Association on June 24th...More

April Morgan ('08) was named chief attorney at the Chicago Transit Authority...More

Aldona Norkus Gorman ('98) recently joined Baker & McKenzie's North America Compensation and Employment Law Practice as Of Counsel in Chicago...More

Gina Salamone ('07) has been named a 2016 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers, an honor awarded to less than 2% of Illinois attorneys under age 40 or practicing less than 10 years...More

Yolanda KingProfessor King Publishes Article on Tattoo Copyrights
Professor Yolanda King has written an article for Law360 on a major tattoo copyright infringement lawsuit regarding the NBA 2K16 video game which may finally go to trial. The article continues Professor King's pioneering work on the subject of tattoos as intellectual property...More

Marc FalkoffDean Marc Falkoff Quoted in Article on Drug Law for Northwest Herald
Acting Associate Dean Marc Falkoff explained Illinois’ new drug-law “immunity” statute in a recent article in the June 19, 2016 edition of the Northwest Herald...More

David RosenfeldProfessor Rosenfeld Pens Op-Ed for Wall Street Journal
Professor David Rosenfeld published an op-ed in the June 16, 2016 edition of the Wall Street Journal concerning a recent insider-trading case that implicated professional golfer Phil Mickelson. Professor Rosenfeld argued that the disgorgement order rested on shaky legal ground, given the current state of insider trading law...More

Anita MaddaliProfessor Maddali Presents on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Professor Anita Maddali presented a training regarding special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) on Wednesday, June 22 at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, IL. The training included a panel with local lawyers who have handled cases and obtained SIJS predicate orders...More

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