On October 27 & 28, Michael Strauss and Deanna Hoyt attended the 2022 Child Representative Training. In addition, Deanna presented with Steven Rice, Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney, on the topic of Social Media in Guardian Ad Litem Cases and Michael presented with Daniel Bilsky, Beermann Law Group, Ltd, on Case Law Updates.
This page will be periodically updated to keep you informed of our latest firm news, awards and involvement as speakers or attendees at local, state, and national bar association events and seminars.
During National Pro Bono Week, October 23-29, Prairie State Legal Services Honors the incredible work of pro bono attorneys and volunteers who have contributed to the Prairie State and its clients of over the year. Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC is the recipient of the Community Honoree from the Waukegan office of Prairie State Legal Services,…Read More
Deanna Hoyt was awarded the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year yesterday by the Volunteer Lawyers Program through the Lake County Bar Association and Prairie State Legal Services for providing exemplary support to indigent Lake County residents.
Attorney Michael Strauss has been appointed to the Bar Elections Supervision Committee. This committee has full responsibility for overseeing ISBA elections, and specifically the upcoming 2023 elections cycle, which begins October 1, 2022.
Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC is proud to announce that Deanna Hoyt has been named a Partner effective July 1. Deanna is the Co-Treasurer of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County and is a member of the Associations’ Biennial Continuing Legal Education Committee. Additionally, Deanna is active in the Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”)….Read More
Attorney Gary Schlesinger recently joined a round table discussion hosted by Chicago Lawyer regarding “what is unique about owning a boutique law firm.” See the full article here. Gary Schlesinger was recently featured in the Get to Know by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. June 10, 2022, Attorneys Gary Schlesinger,…Read More
Michael, Deanna, and Gary were all elected to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly from and for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois. This is a three year term, to start June 1, 2022, to the legislative body of the Association which votes on pending and proposed state legislation, court rules, other policy matters.
April, 2022 firm news: Attorney Deanna L. Hoyt was reappointed to the Civil Practice Section Council and the Liaison Committee to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
On February 7, 2022, Gary L. Schlesinger and Britnee Ann N. Hart attended the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s Matrimonial Law CLE. Gary and Britnee worked together to prepare a presentation on Dissipation for the CLE. Britnee conducted case law research and prepared the materials. Gary spoke at the seminar and answered questions. On February 14,…Read More
October 19th, 2021 Attorney Gary Schlesinger attended the annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Gary is a continuing member of the board of directors for the upcoming year which goes from November 1, 2021 to October 30, 2022. Gary Schlesinger gave a presentation to the AAML regarding…Read More