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Congratulations to the Law Ed Faculty who completed the ISBA's Faculty Development Series* "The Art of Effective Communication":
  • Shayne Aldridge
  • Melinda Bentley
  • Carol Casey
  • Nancy Easum
  • Nancy Hablutzel
  • Philip Hablutzel
  • Eugenia Hunter
  • Ken Lumb
  • Terry Madsen
  • Raquel Martinez
  • Daniel Moore
  • James Nyeste
  • Paul Osborn
  • Alan Pearlman
  • Steven Pietrick
  • Joseph Podlewski
  • Edward Schoenbaum
  • Julie Ann Sebastian
  • Bryan Sims
  • Jean Marie Wenger
*To access the archived training, please contact Tiffany Bordenkircher at the Illinois State Bar Association – (800) 252-8908    
The International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) has announced that the Illinois State Bar Association received the Best Program Award for Professional Excellence for ISBA’s innovative New Admittee Virtual Coffeehouse:  Basic Skills and More program, the top award in the Best Program category.  ACLEA will formally present the award to the ISBA at the ACLEA Annual Meeting in New York City on July 27. ACLEA award winners are selected from competitors representing ACLEA’s more than 300 member organizations. The ISBA’s New Admittee Virtual Coffeehouse: Basic Skills and More four week session was introduced as a pilot program in February and repeated in May 2010 as an option for new admittees to satisfy the Illinois Supreme Court requirement of 15 hours of Basic Skills instruction in the first year of practice.  Additional repeats are scheduled for September and November 2010. The Virtual Coffeehouse ISBA online learning community offered both required and optional selections to new admittees as if they were selecting items from a menu in a coffeehouse and included online streaming video; live, interactive weekly webinars; online discussion forums; video practice tips; and access to relevant online resources for new admittees. “The success of the Virtual Coffeehouse program was made possible by the voluntary efforts of many ISBA members, sections, and committees” said Jeanne B.
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Left to right: Dan Wurl, Darrell Seigler, George Leynaud, Martin O'Hara, Robert Duncan, Dennis Berkbigler, Ron Kalish and ISBA President John O'Brien
ISBA President John O'Brien met with the speakers and organizers of the Tort Law Section's "Back to Basics: Tort Law" on Friday at the ISBA's Chicago office. Some of those included:
  • Dan Wurl, Champaign
  • George Leynaud, Peru
  • Dennis Berkbigler, Effingham
  • Darrel Seigler, Ottawa
  • Ron Kalish, Chicago
  • Martin O'Hara, Chicago