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Alumni On the Move - Class of 1983

Alumni of the NIU College of Law are an accomplished and driven group, comprising a nationwide community of legal practitioners, judges, public servants, and educators. We are proud to highlight their distinguished achievements and activities. Check back regularly for updates and see how NIU Law alumni exemplify excellence in their professions.

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  • Margaret Gaynor Auger was elected to serve on the Kane County Board for a third consecutive term in November 2014. She represents District 23, which is at the north end of Kane County.
  • Rick L. Law was named a 2016 Leading Lawyer in Elder Law; Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law. He is with Law Elder Law, LLP in Aurora, IL. - April 2016
  • Rick Law was named a 2011 Leading Lawyer in Elder Law. - December 2011
  • Rick Law of Law ElderLaw LLP in Aurora, IL was voted to the list of the Top Ten Illinois Elder Law Attorneys. - January 2012
  • On May 3, 2017 the Hon. Mark Lopez presented the keynote address titled "The 14th Amendment -Transforming American Democracy" to the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section at their Law Day celebration. Then on May 4th, Judge Lopez received the Public Service Award for 2017 from the Northwest Suburban Bar Association at their annual Judges Night reception.
  • Hon. Mark Lopez was honored with the Outstanding Service Award for outstanding service to the College of Law. - September 2013
  • Francis M. Martinez has been selected to fill the Illinois 17th Judicial Circuit associate judge seat vacated by the retiring Associate Judge Steven G. Vecchio. Martinez is expected to take his oath of office February 3, 2014. - January 2014

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