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Midyear Meeting


The Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association are pleased to invite you to celebrate the profession and consider issues of mutual interest to the bench and bar during our annual Midyear Meeting, which will be held Dec. 7-9, 2017, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago

Hotel reservations may be made online through Monday, Nov.13.

The advanced registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 1. 

This year's highlights include:

The 2017 Midyear Meeting will be held December 7– 9 at the Palmer House Hilton located at 17 East Monroe Street in Chicago. Our conference rate for 2017 is $179 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. Reservations at the Palmer House Hilton may be made online.

The deadline for making reservations for lodging is on or before November 4. Reservations received after this date will be subject to availability. The deposit will be forfeited for all no-shows, early departures, and cancellations less than 72 hours prior to arrival.

Watch Illinois Lawyer Now and the ISBA website for additional details, schedule of events, and registration information in the upcoming months.


In recognition of holding the Midyear Meeting at the Sheraton Grand Hotel for 22 years, the Sheraton has provided a one-time special thank you. There will be complimentary Wi-Fi in all ISBA meeting rooms and programs on Thursday afternoon, all day Friday and Saturday morning.

Access Code: ISBA Midyear Meeting

Password: isba2016

Again, this is a one-time special concession offered by the Sheraton for ISBA’s long-term working relationship.


Please join us at the 19th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party. This year's party is in conjunction with the ISBA's Midyear Meeting. Not only will there be warm appetizers, an open bar, and an opportunity to meet young lawyers from across the state, the event benefits a great cause: the Children’s Assistance Fund.

Initially created to assist with the opening of children's waiting rooms in courthouses across the State of Illinois, the IBF/YLD Children's Assistance Fund has since grown, and now provides funding to organizations across the State of Illinois that provide legal assistance to children, maintain children's waiting rooms in courthouses, work to reduce recidivism of juveniles, and/or work to reduce the incidents of domestic violence in families with children.


The Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association are pleased to invite you to celebrate the profession and consider issues of mutual interest to the bench and bar during our annual Midyear Meeting (and joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association). 

December 8-10, 2016

The Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois


The Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association are pleased to invite you to celebrate the profession and consider issues of mutual interest to the bench and bar during our annual Midyear Meeting. 

December 10-12, 2015

The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois

This year's highlights include:


The Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association are pleased to invite you to celebrate the profession and consider issues of mutual interest to the bench and bar during our annual Midyear Meeting (and joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association). 

December 10-12, 2015

The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois

This year's highlights include:

  • Opening + Law School Alumni Receptions
  • Luncheon Presentation by Attorney General Lisa Madigan
  • Media Talk Program - Speaking on Legal Topics
  • Poetry + the Law Program - Remembering to Be Inspired
  • CLE Master Series: An American Prosecutor's Story -
  • The Holocaust and the Dachau War Crimes Trial
  • Friday Reception/Dinner Honoring the Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court, with Featured Speaker Justice Anne Burke

Advanced Registration Deadline: December 4

Hotel Reservation Deadline: November 16

(Room Rate: $155 single/double plus tax)

Click here for more information and to register.


The ISBA Diversity Leadership Council is happy to announce they will host a Diversity Reception on Friday, Dec. 11, during the Midyear Meeting. The reception will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Tower, 301 E. North Water Street.

Register today at isba.org/diversity/reception and be a part of the Movement for Inclusion.


The Joint Midyear Meeting hosted by the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Judges Association kicked off Thursday afternoon with the Opening Reception at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Highlights on Friday include the sold out luncheon featuring U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Supreme Court Dinner featuring Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas.

View the full schedule at www.isba.org/jointmeeting

View pictures from the Opening Reception at iln.isba.org/gallery/834/midyear-meeting-2014-opening-reception

The Assembly meeting agenda has been posted at www.isba.org/leadership/assembly/minutes. This page is password protected and available only to ISBA members. The Assembly will next meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 during the Joint Midyear Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.