Bar Associations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 29, 2021Contact: Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-402-8841  Governor Walz Appoints Rachel Hughey and Colette Routel to Fill Fourth Judicial District Vacancies [ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointments of Rachel Hughey and Colette Routel as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. These seats will be chambered in Minneapolis in Hennepin County. Ms. Hughey will be replacing the Honorable Margaret A. Daly. “I am…
Post Authored By: Tiffany Okoye & Ted Kontopoulos On June 1, 2021, Canada implemented new reporting obligations for electronic fund transfer (“EFT”) and virtual currency transactions under the Proceeds of Crime Anti Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Act (“PCMLTFA”). The PCMLTFA applies to both foreign-based and Canadian reporting entities (“REs”). REs include, but are not limited to, financial institutions, trusts, life insurance companies, securities dealers, money service providers, real estate brokers, casinos, accounting firms, and…
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism recently announced that Kendra L. Abercrombie has joined the organization as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager. In this role, Abercrombie will lead the Commission’s educational and advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting DEI in the legal and justice systems.   “On behalf of the Commission, I am delighted to welcome Kendra as our DEI Manager,” said Martin Sinclair, Chair of the Commission on Professionalism. “Under Kendra’s leadership, the…
Post Authored By: Shannon Luschen In the legal profession, networking and building a referral base is incredibly important, almost as important as the legal work itself.  While networking can seem like a daunting and sometimes uncomfortable feat, here are 6 tips and tricks to help young lawyers navigate this area: Take advantage of bar association opportunities. This could be as simple as joining and attending a committee meeting for an area of law you are…
Post Authored By: Teresa Detloff The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a formal treaty signed by multiple countries that ensures cooperation among signatories in international abduction cases whereby one parent removes a child or children from their home country into another country. When the child has been relocated to the United States, the State Department assists the parent seeking return of the child by helping them to locate counsel…
Post Authored By: Natalie Elizaroff You just finished your last final as a first-year student (“1L”), and summer is right around the corner – what are your plans? You might fall into one or more of the following categories: (1) you have secured a summer job/externship/internship; (2) you are taking summer classes; (3) you are trying to relax. All of these are reasonable options, and there is no single right answer as to what you…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 9, 2021Contact: Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-219-2975  Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District  [ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Dwayne N Knutsen. This seat will be chambered in the City of Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County. The application process is…
Post Authored By: Kenny Matuszewski Family, friendship, faith, fitness, fun, philanthropy, forward-thinking and a fulfilling career. These are the core pillars of the Hon. Celia and Rob Gamrath’s lives and relationship. Focusing on these pillars has allowed Judge Gamrath and Rob to accomplish far more together than they ever could have alone, and to truly “have it all.”  The Gamraths first met when they studied business at Indiana University (“IU”), through mutual friends. At IU,…
The Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section is proud to announce that three of our members, Gail Eisenberg, August Hieber, and Kenneth Matuszewski, have been honored by the American Bar Association with the “On The Rise – Top 40 Lawyers Award” for 2021! Congratulations! Click here to see all the honorees: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/projects/on-the-rise/2021-honorees/ Gail Eisenberg: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/projects/on-the-rise/2021-honorees/gail-eisenberg/ August Hieber: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/projects/on-the-rise/2021-honorees/august-hieber/ Kenny Matuszewski: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/projects/on-the-rise/2021-honorees/kenneth-matuszewski/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 6, 2021Contact: Claire Lancasterclaire.lancaster@state.mn.us651-219-2975  Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District  [ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, the Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Robert E. Macauley. This seat will be chambered in the City of Carlton in Carlton County. The application process is now open for…