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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. 12 during the Joint Midyear Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago.

On Wednesday, December 9th, the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) will host its Annual Awards Luncheon, an event that celebrates the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of lawyers, law students, legal professionals, law firms and corporations dedicating themselves to serving low-income clients in need.


This year, PILI is proud to honor the following four award recipients:

  • Distinguished Public Service Award: Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman
  • Distinguished PILI Fellow Alumni Award: Jordan Heinz, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Distinguished PILI Intern Alumni Award: Cynthia Cornelius, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Pro Bono Initiative Award: United Airlines

PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, in Chicago. Sponsored by over 50 law firms, corporations, foundations and law schools, this event will be attended by nearly 500 members of the Illinois legal community, including firm and corporate attorneys, members of the judiciary and government sector, law school deans, professors and students, and staff members from PILI’s many partner legal service organizations across the state. To see a list of event sponsors, please visit our website at www.pili.org/annual-awards-luncheon.


Please join us at the 18th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party. Not only will there be warm appetizers, an open bar, dancing, 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 YLD has distributed nearly $300,000 in grants through the Children's Assistance Fund over the past sixteen years, due, in large part, to the widespread support and participation in our annual Holiday Party. We hope that you will help us continue this worthy tradition by joining us in person or, if you cannot attend, by contributing to the cause.

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00pm-11:00pm

WHERE: Duffy's Tavern and Grille, 420½ W. Diversey, Chicago

WHAT: Open Bar, Warm Appetizers, and Dancing!!

COST: $40.00 per person for tickets purchased at the door the evening of the event.

The deadline for online registration was Sunday, November 22.


The 100th birthday of the Madison County Courthouse in Edwardsville featured a presentation by Third Judicial Circuit Chief Judge David Hylla of framed Declarations of Independence hand-rolled from the plates at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. The circuit judges and the Madison County Bar Association were the donors of one framed declaration for each circuit judge's courtroom and one for the lobby of the 100-year-old courthouse. Circuit Clerk Mark Von Nida spoke of the history and mysteries from the courthouse following the dinner held on the first floor atrium of the courthouse sponsored by the Madison County Historical Society.

Pictured at the 'Dining in History' event held in the Madison County Courthouse on Nov. 8 are (from left) Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier, Von Nida and Hylla.


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.


Please join us at the 18th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party. Not only will there be warm appetizers, an open bar, dancing, 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 YLD has distributed nearly $300,000 in grants through the Children's Assistance Fund over the past sixteen years, due, in large part, to the widespread support and participation in our annual Holiday Party. We hope that you will help us continue this worthy tradition by joining us in person or, if you cannot attend, by contributing to the cause.

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00pm-11:00pm

WHERE: Duffy's Tavern and Grille, 420½ W. Diversey, Chicago

WHAT: Open Bar, Warm Appetizers, and Dancing!!

COST: $35.00 per person for tickets purchased online through Sunday, November 22, 2015 - $40.00 per person for tickets purchased at the door the evening of the event.

Jennifer Rosato Perea
Jennifer Rosato Perea
Paula H. Holderman
Paula H. Holderman
The Illinois Bar Foundation will honor Paula Hudson Holderman and Jennifer Rosato Perea at the annual Fellows Breakfast on Friday, December 11, 2015 at The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Paula Hudson HoldermanWinston & Strawn 

ISBA Past President Paula Hudson Holderman will be honored with the 2015 Distinguished Service to Law & Society Award. This award is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to law and society and his/her contribution includes involvement with the Illinois Bar Foundation and The Fellows.  

Jennifer Rosato Perea, Dean, DePaul University College of Law  

Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea will be honored with the 2015 Honorary Fellow Award. This award is given to individuals whose professional and public careers set an example to which others aspire. 

The Illinois State Bar Association will honor the Class of 1965 Distinguished Counsellors on Thursday, Nov. 12. This title is conferred annually upon those ISBA members who are completing their 50th year of practice.

The 2015 Class will be honored at a special luncheon at The Standard Club located at 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago on Nov. 12. A reception will begin at 11:15 a.m., and lunch is scheduled for 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 1965 Class of Distinguished Counsellors:


Please join the ISBA Environmental Law Section Council for a Professional Development Luncheon to discuss the Clean Power Plan - the first-ever national standards addressing carbon pollution from power plants. This program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon-1 p.m. at the ISBA Chicago Office, 20 S. Clark.

Speaker:

  • Mr. James Gignac, Environmental & Energy Counsel, with the Office of the Attorney General. Mr. Gignac will provide an overview of the historic regulations as well as provide insight into the rule's political and legal hurdles as well as implementation issues

Moderator:

  • Patricia Sharkey, Environmental Law Section Council Chair

Cost: $15 includes lunch.

Register at www.isba.org/sections/environmentallaw/pdl

For general inquiries, please contact: Kent Mohr at kent.mohr@illinois.gov

Deadline to register is Friday, October 16th. No refunds will be given after October 16th.

No MCLE credit is available for this program.


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.