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  • Monday, April 10, 2017 8:07 PM | Anonymous

    IRELA was proud to sponsor “The Objections” band in the annual Lawyers Rock “Battle of the Bands” fundraising event held at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, and significant funds were raised to support the Illinois Bar Foundation and juvenile justice causes.

    Pictured above are, from left to right, Don Dopka, Charlie Esquibel, Ken Naylor, Kristi Alsip, Ralph Schumann, Joe Bisceglia (MC for the evening), and IRELA’s own John O’Brien. Thanks to all who came out to support the event.


    Thanks to Angela Garbot Photography (www.angelagarbot.com) for use of the photos.

  • Sunday, April 09, 2017 8:25 PM | Anonymous

    IRELA has launched its new web site. Easier navigation, better readability, more resources.

    Let us know what you think.

  • Sunday, April 09, 2017 8:21 PM | Anonymous

    The D.C. Circuit federal appeals court vacated the prior three judge panel October 11, 2016, ruling on claims of PHH Corp. raised in a case challenging a CFPB enforcement action which had imposed a $109 million fine.  The D.C. Circuit had ruled that “unchecked power” given to the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, and fashioned a remedy giving the president the power to supervise and remove the agency’s director.

    On February 16, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit entered an order granting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) petition for rehearing en bancin the PHH Corporation, et al., v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau case. The court based its decision on amici curiae briefs supporting the petition, the United States’ response to the petition, the petitioners’ response to the petition, the petitioners’ supplemental response, and a majority of eligible judges’ vote in favor of the petition. The order vacates the panel’s October 2016 judgment, sets a briefing schedule, and sets May 24, 2017 as the date for oral argument.

    UPDATE:  The United States Justice Department has requested 10 minutes of oral argument time.

    The case is PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016 8:44 PM | Anonymous


    IRELA was happy to help sponsor this important program last November. Watch for information regarding the 2017 Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute which will take place this coming November.

    13th Annual Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute

    A Program for ATG, ATG Trust, and IRELA Members.

    This popular program sells out every year!

    Established in 2004, the Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute brings together authorities in the real estate, trust, and estate planning arenas to discuss critical issues facing attorneys with the goal of enlightening them for the benefit of their clients, their practices, society, and the bar.

    Plan to attend.

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