Mark Churchill, RICO Secretary 309-762-3643 [email protected]

Judge and Young Lawyer Division event

Please join us for our next judge and Young Lawyer Division event to be held at Me & Billy in Davenport beginning at 5:00 p.m. on July 27. Features of this event include free food, an open bar, and great company!
Please note this event is also open to all interns and clerks spending their summer in the area, so please feel free to share the invitation!

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Short Hills Country Club
2500 11th Street, East Moline, Illinois

Monday, July 18, 2016
Registration starts at Noon

Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.
For golf reservations contact Clayton Lee at 755-3471
Limited space is available, so please call in your foursomes early.

The cost is $55.00

Special events will be held on several holes,
with prizes and trophies to be awarded following the dinner.
Beer and soda will be provided on the course to all golfers

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New Security Protocol Set to Begin on Monday, June 20th at all Rock Island County Court Facilities


Attached is a memorandum from Sheriff Bustos that was sent out this morning explaining the new security procedures to the Judges and Elected Officials. Private attorneys visiting Rock Island County court facilities (for now) may by-pass the new screening procedures at the public point of entry by presenting their Illinois State Bar card to the bailiffs and court security personnel working. Those who do not will be subject to the screening process (similar to TSA). The “pre-check” screening program should be in place within the next 30-90 days. Private attorneys at that point, should they so choose, may participate in the program and receive a “pre-check” screening card from the Sheriff’s Office for a small fee. This will provide them access and the ability to by-pass screening procedures outside random periodic compliance checks. Once the “pre-check” screening program is in place you will no longer be permitted to use of the Illinois Bar Association card as means to avoid screening.


11th Hour Spring Seminar

Cost: FREE. Lunch provided.
June 10, 2016
Western Illinois University-QC
Room 111 Auditorium
2.5 hours of CLE, including 1.5 ethics hours

11:30 – Check-in
12:00 – Lunch (Sandwiches, etc., provided by RICOBA)
12:25 – Welcome and introduction, Carrie Clark
12:30 – 2:00 – Talkin’ Bout My Generation, (ethics)
Presenter: Mark Palmer, Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
2:00-2:15 – Break
2:15-2:45 – Post-Conviction Basics,
Presenter: Nate Nieman of Nieman Law Group
2:45-3:15 – The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How Of Orders of Protection,
Presenter: Hon. Linnea Thompson, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court
3:15 – Dismissal and thank you, Carrie Clark
3:20 – Convene for informal gathering at Happy Joe’s Grille to enjoy some camaraderie!
For more information or to RSVP, email Carrie Clark [email protected]

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New Website Features

Welcome to the new Rock Island County Bar Website. Here are a few notes and features of the new website:

  • All members should have received a temporary password by email. If not, contact us at [email protected]
  • To change your password, follow these instructions:
  • The site will appear in Google and Bing, etc. shortly. It takes a few days (sometimes a couple weeks) for Google and Bing to index the website.
  • redirects to the .org website.
  • Check back for announcements and events.
  • RSVP to events (that request it) by clicking on the Event Name.


Administrative Order No. 2016-1

In the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Henry County, Illinois, Administrative Order No. 2016-1
There is created a part-time civil division meeting on the days of Thursday and Friday each week per month. Currently Marital dissolutions and paternity cases will be assigned t these days. Walk-in court days will continue on the other days of the week to facilitate uncontested matters.


– Jeffrey O’Connor, Presiding Judge, Henry County – 14th Circuit