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Bar Admission Ceremony

May 13, 2021

On Thursday, May 13, 2021 the Bar Admission Ceremony was held at 2:00 p.m. via live video conference for all certified candidates who had passed the February 2021 bar exam. Chief Justice Anne M. Burke presided over the single statewide ceremony and administered the oath to the new admittees.

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Bar Admission Ceremony

January 14, 2021

On Thursday, January 14, 2021 the Bar Admission Ceremony was held at 2:00 p.m. via live video conference for all certified candidates who had passed the October 2020 bar exam. Justice Rita B. Garman presided over the single statewide ceremony and administered the oath to the new admitees.

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Installation Ceremony of new Illinois First District Appellate Court Justice LeRoy K. Martin, Jr.

January 4, 2021

On Monday, January 4, 2021, a swearing-in ceremony was held for new Illinois First District Appellate Court Justice LeRoy K. Martin, Jr.

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Installation Ceremony of new Illinois Circuit Court Judge Sanjay T. Tailor

January 4, 2021

On Monday, January 4, 2021, a swearing-in ceremony was held for new Illinois Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sanjay T. Tailor

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Installation Ceremony of new Illinois Supreme Court Justice David K. Overstreet

December 3, 2020

On Thursday, December 3, 2020 the Illinois Supreme Court held a swearing-in ceremony for new Illinois Supreme Court Justice David K. Overstreet.

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Tribute to outgoing Justices Karmeier and Kilbride

November 10, 2020

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020 the Illinois Supreme Court Justices shared tribute messages to outgoing Justices Karmeier and Kilbride.

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Memorial Service for Justice Charles E. Freeman

September 16, 2020

On Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. The Illinois Supreme Court will host a memorial service in honor of the late Justice Charles E. Freeman, the first African American to serve on the Court.

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Bar Admission Ceremony

May 7, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the Bar Admission Ceremony was held at 10:30 a.m. via live video conference for all certified candidates who had passed the February 2020 bar exam. Chief Justice Anne M. Burke presided over the single statewide ceremony and administered the oath to the new admitees.

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Illinois Judicial Conference Strategic Agenda

October 2, 2019

On October 2, 2019, the Illinois Judicial Conference unveiled its Strategic Agenda for the Illinois Judicial Branch through the year 2022.

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Law School for Legislators

March 13, 2019

On March 13, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court hosted "Illinois Law School for Legislators" to familiarize the the legislative branch with court operations.

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Memorial Service for Justice John J. Stamos

September 20 , 2017

Video of Memorial Services held for Justice John J. Stamos on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 200 E. Capitol Ave., Springfield

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Dedication of the Rita B. Garman Vermilion County Courthouse

August 4, 2017

On August 4, 2017, a ceremony was held to dedicate the Vermilion County Courthouse in the name of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita B. Garman.

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Law School for Legislators

May 9, 2017

On May 9, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court hosted "Illinois Law School for Legislators" to familiarize the the legislative branch with court operations.

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Installation Ceremony of the Honorable Lloyd A. Karmeier as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois

October 31, 2016

The elevation of Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois was marked by an installation ceremony at the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.

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Supreme Court Oral Arguments at 10:30 a.m. on May 19, 2016, at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois

May 19, 2016 !!!

Supreme Court oral arguments at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois during its May 2016 term. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases.

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Supreme Court Oral Arguments at 6:30 p.m. on May 17, 2016, in Springfield, Illinois

May 17, 2016 !!!

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in one case.

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Memorial Service for Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald

May 11, 2016

Video of Memorial Services held for Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom, 200 E. Capitol Ave., Springfield

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ISBA Midyear Meeting (provided by Illinois Channel)

December 12, 2014

Presentation by featured speaker Justice Robert Thomas at reception in honor of the Illinois Supreme Court.

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A Training on Self-Represented Litigants and Other Access to Justice Issues

October 22, 2014

"A Training on Self-Represented Litigants and Other Access to Justice Issues" was held Wednesday, October 22, 2014 and recorded.

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Rededication of Supreme Court Building in Springfield

October 7, 2014

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, a rededication ceremony was held for the restored Illinois Supreme Court Building, in Springfield, Illinois.

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Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Ottawa

May 21, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Supreme Court will convene at 11:00 a.m. in the courtroom of the Appellate Court, Third District, Ottawa, Illinois, to hear oral arguments in two cases.

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Memorial Ceremony for Justices McMorrow and Nickels

November 20, 2013

A Memorial Ceremony for Justices McMorrow and Nickels was held on November 20, 2013, in the Supreme Court Courtroom in Chicago.

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Installation Ceremony of the Honorable Rita B. Garman as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois

October 28, 2013

The elevation of Justice Rita B. Garman as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois was marked by an installation ceremony at the Vermilion County Courthouse in Danville.

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2013 Access to Justice Conference

October 23, 2013

2013 Access to Justice Conference held in Chicago on October 23rd.

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Memorial Services for Justice Moses W. Harrison II

September 24, 2013

Video of Memorial Services held for Justice Moses W. Harrison II on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in the Former Supreme Court Chambers of the State Capitol Building, Room 212 in Springfield.

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Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice 1st Annual Access to Justice Conference

October 24, 2012

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice held the first annual Access to Justice Conference on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, in Chicago. The purpose of the conference was to explore some of the fundamental issues relating to access to justice, and to begin developing an agenda to increase and enhance access to justice in Illinois.

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Illinois Supreme Court Special Session to Honor Justice Benjamin K. Miller

June 14, 2010

The Supreme Court held a Special Session to award The Honorable George N. Leighton Justice Award to Justice Benjamin K. Miller for his 25 years of service to the Illinois Judiciary.

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Illinois Supreme Court Special Session to Unveil Historic Artwork by Albert Krehbiel

March 9, 2010

The Supreme Court held a Special Session to unveil Justice, With Precedence and Record, a historic painting by Albert Krehbiel, which was used as the rendering for the century-old murals on the walls and ceilings of the Supreme Court courtroom.

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Memorial Service in Honor of Justice Howard C. Ryan and Justice Joseph F. Cunningham

May 20, 2009

The Illinois Supreme Court held a memorial service in honor of the late Justice Howard C. Ryan and Justice Joseph F. Cunningham in the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.

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Presentation by the Illinois State Bar Association to the Supreme Court of Illinois of a Bust of Abraham Lincoln

January 12, 2009

The Illinois Supreme Court convened in Special Session at the Supreme Court Building in Springfield to honor the accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln during the 200th anniversary year of his birth and to receive a specially rendered bust presented by the Illinois State Bar Association.

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Installation Ceremony of the Honorable Thomas R. Fitzgerald as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois

September 8, 2008

The elevation of Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois was marked by an installation ceremony at the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.

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Memorial Service in Honor of Justice Seymour F. Simon

May 23, 2007

The Illinois Supreme Court held a memorial service in honor of the late Justice Seymour F. Simon in the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.

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Watch Memorial Service in Honor of Justices William G. Clark and Michael A. Bilandic Now

Memorial Service in Honor of Justices William G. Clark and Michael A. Bilandic

May 20, 2002

The Illinois Supreme Court held a memorial service in honor of the late Justices William G. Clark and Michael A. Bilandic, in the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Building in Springfield. Read the May 20, 2002 Press Release.

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