Tipton Award

Tipton Award to Bergschneider for Criminal Law Decisions

Press Release: Springfield attorney David P. Bergschneider will receive the ISBA's Virgil E. Tipton Jr. Publications Award at the Annual Meeting awards luncheon Friday, June 18, at The Abbey on Lake Geneva.

Bergschneider, who is legal director in the Office of the State Appellate Defender, is the author and editor of the 1998 edition of "Illinois Handbook of Criminal Law Decisions" and its 2003 supplement.

These ISBA reference publications consist of more than a thousand pages of meticulously categorized case summaries and are considered a significant gift of information to Illinois criminal practitioners, said John J. Johnston, chair of the Bar Publications Board.

The sale of 2,544 copies of the handbook and supplement also have generated more than $130,000 in non-dues revenue for the association.

Bergschneider, a past chair of the ISBA Criminal Justice Section Council, has compiled the criminal law publication since 1997. He took over from Robert E. Davidson, a previous Tipton Award recipient, who had produced it in various versions since the early 1970s.