Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride will administer the attorney’s oath to 44 new lawyers who will be admitted to practice in ceremonies in Rock Island on Thursday, November 1.
The group is among 2,125 men and women who were certified as candidates and will be sworn in as Il- linois attorneys at ceremonies in the state’s five Supreme Court judicial districts.
The program in the Third Judicial District will begin at 11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, located at 226 17th Street in Rock Island.
Chief Justice Kilbride will preside over the ceremony and welcome the members of the class, their fami- lies and friends.
Patricia C. Bobb will be the speaker for the ceremony. Ms. Bobb has owned and managed the Chicago law firm of Patricia C. Bobb and Associates for the last 18 years. Her practice focuses on representing individuals in personal injury cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice and general civil litigation.
Sonni C. Williams, assistant corporation counsel for the City of Peoria, will also give remarks. Ms. Wil- liams also serves as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Board of Governors.
Circuit Judge Raymond E. Rossi from the 12th Judicial Circuit will make the motion to admit the class.
Peoria attorney David M. Lynch will second the motion to admit the class. He is partner with the law firm of Lynch and Bloom, P.C. focusing on matrimonial and family law, general civil litigation and personal injury.
A reception will follow.
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All of the candidates have passed the Illinois State Bar Examination, a required ethics examination and were certified by the Committee on Character and Fitness.
The new attorneys will bring the total number of licensed attorneys in Illinois to approximately 91,600.
Media coverage is invited.
The Third Judicial District is comprised of Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iro- quois, Kankakee, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Whiteside and Will counties.
Ceremonies in the other districts will be held in Chicago, Collinsville, Elgin and Springfield.