Basanta receives ISBA 25-Year Service Award

Southern Illinois University



Basanta receives ISBA 25-Year Service Award

July 29, 2013


SIH Professor of Law and Medicine W. Eugene Basanta was recently awarded the 25-year Service Award from the Illinois State Bar Association, for his 25 years of dedicated work as a volunteer editor for the ISBA's Health Care Lawyer newsletter.

Appointed as editor in 1988, Basanta has earned his place over the years as one of the leading scholars of health care legal issues in Illinois. In 2008, 20 years after his tenure began, Basanta was awarded the ISBA's Austin Fleming Newsletter Editors Award, the highest and most-prestigious honor the ISBA can bestow upon any editor.

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice.