Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride to administer oath to new attorneys

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride will administer the attorney’s oath to 19 new lawyers who will be admitted to practice in ceremonies in Ottawa on Thursday, May 10.

The group is among 608 men and women who were certified as candidates and will be sworn in as Illi- nois 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. in the Appellate Court Building, located at 1004 Columbus Street in Ottawa.

Chief Justice Kilbride will preside over the ceremony and welcome the members of the class, their fami- lies and friends.

John E. Thies, president-elect of the Illinois State Bar Association, will be the speaker for the ceremony. He is a partner with the Urbana firm of Webber & Thies, PC.

Joliet attorney Tiffany Gorman from the McKeown Law Firm will make the motion to admit the class. Rock Island attorney David W. Andich will second the motion to admit the class. He is partner with the law firm of Andich & Andich.

A reception will follow.

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 90,700. Media coverage is invited.

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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, Springfield and Elgin.