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The Illinois State Bar Association will honor the Class of 1966 Distinguished Counsellors on Thursday, Oct. 13. This title is conferred annually upon those ISBA members who are completing their 50th year of practice.

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the 2016 Class will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Union League Club. A reception will begin at 11:15 a.m., and lunch is scheduled promptly at noon.

Tickets to the luncheon are available and may be purchased online at www.isba.org/distinguishedcounsellorsluncheon. Any questions regarding the luncheon may be directed to Kim Weaver at kweaver@isba.org.

Congratulations to the 1966 Class of Distinguished Counsellors:

Join the American Bar Association for their Fall 2016 Meeting, I Should Have Known Better - Construction & Design Defects & Project Delays, October 5-7 at the Swissotel, 323 E Wacker Dr Chicago, IL 60601.

Whether you are a transactional lawyer or litigator, you face projects gone wrong.  Don't miss these valuable sessions:

  1. Cutting-edge "Consecutive" Plenaries that will explain how best to navigate and prevent a project facing delays and defects.
  2. Insurance: Learn about new developments in insurance products and coverage disputes.
  3. Technology: Navigating wearable technology, new FAA paperwork, and your client's document management system.
  4. A View from the Bench: Gain insights on how to best get your point across from a panel of distinguished judges.
  5. Getting Better with Delays: Sharpen your pencil and learn about the latest legal developments and best practices for presenting your delay claim.
  6. Beyond the Shades of Grey: Join a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and top Chicago litigator and learn the fine ethical line between preparing a witness and putting words in their mouth.

Tom Leahy
Tom Leahy
Join the Illinois Bar Foundation and the Friends of Tom Leahy for a Leahy Memorial Happy Hour on Thursday, September 8 in Chicago to celebrate the life of Tom Leahy. The proceeds from this event will support the Foundation's Legal Fellowships program at Tom's alma mater, Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets and sponsorship information, please call 312-726-6072 or click here. 

Umberto S. Davi
Umberto S. Davi
Join the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation for a President’s Reception, honoring Umberto S. Davi, ISBA President from 2015 to 2016.

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • 1847 Freedom Drive, Naperville, IL, 60563

Lois Wood
Lois Wood
J. William Lucco
J. William Lucco
Join the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation for the Metro East Fellows Reception on Thursday, July 21 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.

The event, presented by Russell K. Scott, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., will honor attorneys J. William Lucco (Lucco, Brown, Threlkeld & Dawson, LLP) and Lois Wood (Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation) for their leadership and dedication to the law.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will receive the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF) at the organization’s 18th annual black-tie Gala on Friday evening, October 14, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30, followed by dinner and dancing. The IBF is the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Attorney General Madigan became the first woman elected to serve as the Illinois Attorney General and one of only a handful of female Attorneys General in the country when she was elected to the position in 2002. In 2014, she was elected to her fourth term and is now the senior-most female Attorney General.

Attorney General Madigan has brought a high level of activism to the Office of Illinois Attorney General. She has demonstrated principled leadership, putting policy before politics and focusing her work as the state’s top legal advocate on protecting the people and communities of Illinois.


Registration is now open for the 140th ISBA Annual Meeting. Join us at our new convenient location in Rosemont, IL for three days packed with learning and networking opportunities. The deadline for pre-registration is June 10.

We're offering 2 tracks of Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute programming, focusing on Transforming Your Practice with Technology and Establishing Your New Solo/Small Firm Practice.

We're also rolling out the red carpet for today's new lawyers. Come Friday to hear from The Good Wife's legal technical advisor and stay for an afternoon of improv with our Young Lawyers Division, followed by an all-night party celebrating the profession. 

It's the best ideas merged into one exciting conference, with more than 16 hours of CLE, 58 business meetings, an exhibit hall, and the Chicago Catz Band. It's Annual:Redone, with #moreCLEmoreFUN.

View the schedule at www.isba.org/annual/schedule

Register at www.isba.org/annual/registration


Registration is now open for the 140th ISBA Annual Meeting. Join us at our new convenient location in Rosemont, IL for three days packed with learning and networking opportunities.

We're offering 2 tracks of Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute programming, focusing on Transforming Your Practice with Technology and Establishing Your New Solo/Small Firm Practice.

We're also rolling out the red carpet for today's new lawyers. Come Friday to hear from The Good Wife's legal technical advisor and stay for an afternoon of improv with our Young Lawyers Division, followed by an all-night party celebrating the profession. 

It's the best ideas merged into one exciting conference, with more than 16 hours of CLE, 58 business meetings, an exhibit hall, and the Chicago Catz Band. It's Annual:Redone, with #moreCLEmoreFUN.

View the schedule at www.isba.org/annual/schedule

Register at www.isba.org/annual/registration

The ISBA Young Lawyers Division will present "Think Fast: Improving Your Communication Skills through Improv" on June 17 during the Annual Meeting in Rosemont. Sharpen your critical thinking and legal reasoning skills with this fun, interactive seminar!

Improve your communication, listening, and quick reaction skills with this one-hour program that’s designed for all attorneys who use these skills in the courtroom to respond to questions from the judge and arguments from opposing counsel. The seminar engages attendees in a number of interactive activities that are used by improvisational actors to help you strengthen your quick-thinking and story-telling abilities. Pre-registration not required; walk-in registration only.

Pre-registration for this CLE is not required, walk-in registration only.

The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) will kick off a new term of office on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, during its 102nd Annual Installation Dinner at the Chicago Hilton Towers, located at 720 S. Michigan Avenue. The event will feature keynote speaker Mary Cranston and presentation of the Myra Bradwell Woman of Achievement Award to Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court Rita B. Garman.  The Annual Dinner serves as one of the largest annual celebrations within the Chicago legal community, with over 700 judges, attorneys, corporate supporters and prominent community leaders in attendance each year.  The cocktail reception begins at 5:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m.