Today, NALFA visited the chambers of Chief Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the Everett Dirksen building in downtown Chicago. The chief judge is the highest-ranking judge of the federal court. As the chief judge, Judge Castillo has court administrative responsibilities, including presiding over meetings of district court judges. NALFA presented Judge Castillo with our course book on attorney fee and legal billing matters.
“We want to build relationships with courts and judges throughout the U.S. and introduce them to NALFA’s membership,” said Terry Jesse, executive director of NALFA. “Our members can assist courts on a range of attorney fee and legal billing matters. We offer qualified special fee masters for MDL cases, qualified bankruptcy fee examiners for large, complex Chapter 11 cases, and a fee dispute mediation program that resolves attorney-client fee disputes in a cost effective and confidential manner,” Jesse concluded.