Yearly Archives: 2010

Winter Party Details

Friday, January 21, 2011   7:00 until 10:00 p.m.     Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand, Chicago   RSVP required by January 10, 2011   RSVP to: pdwinter2011@gmail.com       Crystal Gardens/ Mezzanine Level Open bar Dinner Buffet D.J. The Fine Print: Members are allowed to bring one guest. Please note that law clerks, investigators, […]

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DON’T DARE HANDLE A DRUG CASE WITHOUT THE LAB NOTES

That’s the moral of the story of the case of People v. Adair. Read our Appellate Court’s decision reducing Mr. Adair’s case to a Class 4 by clicking here.

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RULES OF EVIDENCE NOW CODIFIED IN ILLINOIS

On January 1, 2011, the new Illinois Rules of Evidence will go into effect.  In 2008, the Illinois Supreme Court, at the behest of then Chief Justice Fitzgerald,  formed a committee to codify the rules of evidence in Illinois. The rules are available on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Website.  In addition, you can go to former Appellate Court […]

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Holiday Message

Sisters and Brothers: NEGOTIATIONS The County is under new leadership.  Toni Preckwinkle was sworn in as Cook County Board President on December 6th, 2011,  along with a few new County Commissioners.  Toni Preckwinkle has indicated to AFSCME that she is very interested in ending our two year long attempt at negotiating a new collective bargaining […]

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NO MORE “KRANKEL” HEARINGS BEFORE TRIAL

    The Illinios Supreme Court, through JUSTICE BURKE, rejects the idea, which had begun to complicate our work, that a trial court should conduct a hearing on a pro se claim of ineffective assistance of counsel prior to the conclusion of the trial.  In People v Jocko, No. 108465, 11/18/10,  a case arising out […]

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William Murphy Named Jack Carey Scholar for Spring 2011.

The Jack Carey Scholarship Selection Committee has chosen William Murphy to be  the recipient of the Spring 2011 Jack Carey Scholarship.  William is the 26th winner of the scholarship, which is given to an outstanding law clerk in the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender three times a year.  The award amount was increased from $2000 […]

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BILL WOLF (HTF) TAKES OVER AS PRESIDENT OF IACDL

Congratulations to Bill Wolf (HTF) on his recent induction as president of the Illiniois Associationi of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  The local encourages all of our brothers and sisters to join and get involved with the IACDL.  The IACDL operates as the local affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Pictured above is Bill […]

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Collins, Gallagher, Levitt and MacCarthy all to be sworn in as Circuit Court Judges

  Ann Finley Collins (HTF), Daniel J. Gallagher (FTD), Mark Levitt (HTF) and Terry MacCarthy (Sup – 26thST) all won their elections on November 2nd, 2010 and will be donning judicial robes within a few weeks.  The membership is very proud of these fine additions to the bench in Cook County and Lake County (Levitt). […]

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SURVEILLANCE LOCATION MUST BE REVEALED IF “RELEVANT AND HELPFUL” TO THE DEFENSE AT TRIAL

In a case likely to effect many trials involving surveillance testimony, our Appellate Court by JUSTICE (now Supreme Court Justice) THEIS overturned the conviction of Robert Price by finding plain error when the trial court sustained the State’s objections to questions by defense counsel regarding the exact location of the surveillance officer in a common […]

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Rosa Silva Wins Run-Off for Trustee

Rosa Silva (26th) won the run-off election for local trustee by getting 60% of the votes cast in the race.  Rosa joins the two other trustees of the local, Paul Bellendir (HTF) and Beatriz Santiago (JUV).

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