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Thank you for being an ISBA member - 2016-2017 bar association dues are due by June 30, 2016. An invoice has been mailed or you can also pay online here.

Free Book for All Renewed Members
ISBA Mutual Insurance Company is providing all members renewed by June 30 a downloadable copy of their book, 'The Fundamentals of Loss Prevention for Lawyers,' normally only available to lawyers they insure.
By using the chapters of this 51-page ebook - covering everything from client screening to staff training to sample letters - you can develop and implement a comprehensive loss prevention program to reduce your risk of being sued for malpractice. Renew now for this special offer.

Dear YLD Member:

You're out in the know the hot topics in your field – the new statutes, the important new cases, the legal developments that you and your colleagues grapple with in the real world of lawyering.

We invite you to share your hard-won knowledge, and maybe win $2,000 in prize money by entering the Annual Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest.

We're looking for useful, practical articles on topics important to practicing lawyers. The highest scores will go to manuscripts that Illinois lawyers can use in their practices, written in a no-nonsense, plain-English style.

If you're an ISBA lawyer member under age 36 as of July 1, 2016 or admitted to the bar fewer than five years as of that date, you're eligible to compete for a share of the $3,500 in Lincoln Award prize money and a handsome plaque for your office. And even if you don't win, yours may be among the many Lincoln Award entries to appear in the Illinois Bar Journal.

The deadline for filing a notice to enter the contest is July 15, 2016; use our online form. A brief outline of the article must be submitted on or before August 15, 2016; email the outline to Jean Fenski at The final deadline for manuscripts is noon Wednesday, September 28, 2016; manuscripts should be emailed by noon to Jean Fenski at

Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Meeting bingo contest:

Ball games, cookouts, pool parties and summer deals from Lenovo!

ISBA member do more, go further and never stand still. That’s why June brings a home run of instant savings on Lenovo’s award winning technologies. Now’s the time to take advantage of this month’s special offer of up to 29% off select grand slam performing Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, Accessories and More! Don’t forget to prepare for rainy days, upgrade your warranty service!

Through the ISBA Member Savings Program, you get ongoing discounts, FREE shipping on all web orders, access to energy-efficient green technologies and award-winning service.

Shop now, save and enjoy:

  • Up to 29% off Lenovo Desktops
  • up to 27% off Lenovo Laptops
  • up to 20% off Lenovo Tablets
  • up to 15% off ThinkPad Laptops and ThinkCentre Desktops


Call: 1-800-426-7235, ext. 3577 (M-F: 9am-9pm EST, Sat: 9am-6pm EST)

Be sure to check the website often – special offers change frequently.

Congratulations to Brandon Hummel for winning the ISBA’s May Member Appreciation Month Member Benefits Twitter Contest.

EClips keeps you current, CLE keeps you wise, both can be had for an incredible price! Best small lawyer resource in IL.

The prize is a new 9.7" iPad Pro. These were the instructions: In 140 characters or less, tell us how you're using an ISBA member benefit and why it's valuable to your practice. Our panel of judges will choose the winning tweets based on cleverness, relevancy and helpfulness.

New Magic

Walt Disney World is spreading the magic this June with brand new attractions and experiences. On June 21, Epcot will take guests on an adventure to Arendelle on the new ride Frozen Ever After. The park will also welcome royal sisters Queen Elsa and Anna at a new meet-and-greet at the Norway pavilion. Disney's Hollywood Studios is offering a galactic event when the new nighttime experience Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular explodes into the sky beginning June 17. Mickey Mouse will bring his friends from The Princess and the Frog, Tangled and Frozen in the new musical Mickey's Royal Friendship faire on June 17. You can experience all of this and more on when you save over $20 and get 2 days free at Walt Disney World!.

From New York to Vegas

No matter where you are this June you can experience some of the best shows in the country. In New York come experience Cirque du Soleil's latest production, Paramour. The show is set in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood and tells the tale of a young poet who must choose between love and art. Right now you can save over 24% on Paramour tickets. Meanwhile in Las Vegas, take in the energetic and innovative show Blue Man Group at the Luxor and save more than $62 on tickets.

Deal of the Month: Save over $20 on Walt Disney World Tickets and Get 2 Days Free

The Illinois State Bar Association’s Lawyer Finder Service provides referrals to local lawyers Mondays through Fridays. The Service makes referrals in a number of areas of law. For the month of May 2016, there were 856 referrals. ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:

Congratulations to Moria Bernstein for winning the Annual Meeting All-Inclusive Registration Package.

This is an All-Inclusive Registration Package' ($340 package value) to the ISBA's 2016 Annual Meeting at the Westin O'Hare in Rosemont, June 16-18!

Join us for #moreCLEmoreFUN at this year's Annual Meeting, redone with an emphasis on training and networking for today's young lawyer. One lucky member will win a free registration that includes: Opening Reception, Law Office Management Breakfast Symposium, Networking Lunch & Plenary Session, Installation Reception, Installation Ceremony, Celebrating the Profession Event (Black-Tie Optional), and Networking Breakfast.    

For more information about the ISBA Annual Meeting, including a complete schedule of programs and events, visit our Annual Meeting website.

Thank you for being an ISBA member - 2016-2017 bar association dues are due by June 30, 2016. An invoice has been mailed or you can also pay online here.

We hope you remember that ISBA offers a wide range of services designed to help you be productive and efficient. ISBA provides a services package valued at over $1,300. We are adding new services in the coming year that are outlined below.

To help us continue to provide quality services and to streamline the dues structure, we have reduced the number of dues categories and instituted a modest dues increase - the first one in over 10 years. We are committed to continuing to expand premium benefits for you.

Renew now so you don't miss the exciting new services and continue to enjoy the current line-up.


  • Law Practice Management & Technology Resources: Checklists, Videos, Training & More
  • Enhanced Online Lawyer Directory via CloudLaw
  • More Versatile Online Section Communities


Congratulations to Alexas Collier for winning the Ruby Receptionists Giveaway. Don't forget to check out our Membership Appreciation Month site for upcoming promotions.

The winner receives 3 months of free virtual receptionist service (a value of up to $2,600) from our vendor partner Ruby Receptionists*!