Initially, I want to express how honored I am to have the privilege of serving as president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Our organization has a long history of protecting the legal rights of those individuals and families who have been harmed by negligent conduct.
A civil justice gap is widening in Illinois. Funding for programs that provide legal assistance is never enough, leaving access to the civil court system increasingly limited, especially for lower-income and traditionally marginalized Illinoisans. As the Illinois Judges Association marks its 50th anniversary this year, we have made it a priority to work to close this gap.
A man injured by a foul ball at a Chicago White Sox game got the go-ahead to pursue a lawsuit against the team.