Associate Judge Martin J. Mengarelli of Madison County has been appointed to two section councils of the Illinois State Bar Association for the 2018/19 year. Judge Mengarelli was appointed to both the Child Law Section Council and the Tort Law Section Council.
“Section councils and committees are the backbone of the ISBA,” said James F. McCluskey, of Lisle, ISBA President for 2018-2019. “Leadership is vital to the success of these groups.” The 28,000-member association, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public.
Committees have the responsibility for specific programs and activities in such areas as professional ethics and delivery of legal services. Judge Mengarelli serves as the Juvenile court judge in Madison County. The mission of ISBA Child Law Section is to inform all lawyers practicing in the areas impacting children including but not limited to juvenile justice and child protection law, adoption, education, guardianship, and family law of the current and significant developments in those areas which mirrors his goals.
The mission of ISBA Tort Law Section is to enhance the knowledge and professional capabilities of lawyers who devote their time to the practice of tort law in all its substantive branches both on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants. Judge Mengarelli will help that council to promote and encourage the professional, civil, and ethical practice of tort law.
Mengarelli received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago in 1989 and his J.D. from Northern Illinois Law School in 1993. He is on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Judges Association and also the Board of the Illinois Judges Foundation. Judge Mengarelli is a Past President of the Tri-Cities Bar Association and is also a member of the Madison County Bar Association. He resides in St. Jacob with his wife, Laura Andrews.