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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 April, 2010 ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:
  • Administrative Law - 6
  • Animal Law - 4
  • Bankruptcy - 17
  • Business Law - 25
  • Civil Disputes - 86
  • Civil Rights - 11
  • Collection - 29
  • Consumer Protection - 13
  • Contracts - 20
  • Criminal Law - 59
  • Education Law -16
  • Elder law - 6
  • Employment Law - 69
  • Estate/Probate Law - 21
  • Family - 134
  • Government Benefits -15
  • Health Law - 5
  • Immigration - 12
  • Insurance Disputes - 6
  • Intellectual Property - 6
  • Municipal Law - 8
  • Personal Injury - 82
  • Real Estate -34
  • Social Security - 13
  • Tax - 10
  • Workers Compensation – 7
These numbers do not include additional referrals made through the online Lawyer Finder service. Want to be part of the ISBA Lawyer Finder Service?  Call 800.252-8908 and ask for the Legal Department, or visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com Clients should call 800.922.8757.
The Illinois State Bar Association is pleased to announce a new member benefit for web design and hosting services with esqsites123.com. ESQSites123.com is a leading provider of affordable legal web site design and hosting solutions for lawyers. Using ESQSites123.com's web-based software, busy legal professionals can register their domain name and create a web site in under 10 minutes. EsqSites123.com specializes in providing solo and small firm attorneys with affordable website design and hosting solutions. Using EsqSites123.com’s web based software, attorneys are able to create and edit the content on their website using basic internet and word processing skills. Get on the web for less than $99.00. Visit www.esqsites123.com or call (619) 237-5422 to speak with a customer service professional.
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 March, 2010 ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:
  • Administrative Law - 9
  • Animal Law - 1
  • Bankruptcy - 15
  • Business Law - 22
  • Civil Disputes - 98
  • Civil Rights - 26
  • Collection - 18
  • Consumer Protection - 17
  • Contracts - 18
  • Criminal Law -  95
  • Education Law - 19
  • Elder law - 3
  • Employment Law - 79
  • Estate/Probate Law - 22
  • Family - 157
  • Government Benefits - 23
  • Health Law - 8
  • Immigration - 6
  • Insurance Disputes - 7
  • Intellectual Property - 1
  • Municipal Law - 4
  • Personal Injury - 74
  • Real Estate - 50
  • Social Security - 19
  • Tax - 6
  • Workers Compensation - 5
These numbers do not include additional referrals made through the online Lawyer Finder service. Want to be part of the ISBA Lawyer Finder Service?  Call 800.252-8908 and ask for the Legal Department, or visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com Clients should call 800.922.8757.
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 February, ISBA helped people in need of legal services find lawyers in the following areas:
  • Administrative Law - 15
  • Animal Law - 2
  • Bankruptcy - 5
  • Business Law - 15
  • Civil Disputes - 50
  • Civil Rights - 21
  • Collection - 22
  • Consumer Protection - 17
  • Contracts - 6
  • Criminal Law - 62
  • Education Law - 8
  • Elder law - 4
  • Employment Law - 65
  • Estate/Probate Law - 23
  • Family - 108
  • Government Benefits - 13
  • Health Law - 5
  • Immigration - 6
  • Insurance Disputes - 18
  • Intellectual Property - 4
  • Miscellaneous - 2
  • Municipal Law - 1
  • Personal Injury - 76
  • Real Estate - 43
  • Social Security - 9
  • Tax - 9
  • Workers Compensation - 16
These numbers do not include additional referrals made through the online Lawyer Finder service. Want to be part of the ISBA Lawyer Finder Service?  Call 800.252-8908 and ask for the Legal Department, or visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com Clients should call 800.922.8757.
Trying to find a case you remember seeing in E-Clips? No longer will you have to rummage through old copies of E-Clips to locate it. All Illinois Supreme and Appellate cases (except PLAs) and 7th Circuit cases posted in E-Clips since February 8 are being stored in a database that can be accessed as an exclusive benefit for ISBA members. The ISBA Case Digests database show the cases with the most recent decision dates first and allows ISBA members filter the results by court, criminal/civil, topic and keyword. Image of ISBA Case Digests To find the ISBA Case Digests database, go to Publications>ISBA Case Digests and log in (if you aren't already). Please let us know what you think about this brand new benefit.
You asked, and we answered! We've overhauled our entire website so that it's more user-friendly and packed with more resources. Here are just some of the changes we've made: Your section's newly redesigned homepage is now the place to start for all your legal updates. Find CLE and cases related to your practice (when available), recently published newsletter articles, and links to practice tools and other resources. Image of Section Homepage We hope you find these additions make the section homepages a useful place to see what is going on in your practice area. Find your section's homepage here.
ISBA members save up to 20% on select FedEx OfficeSM copy and print services and discounts of up to 26% on select FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground®, and FedEx® international shipping services. Members can also receive 10% off other select services at more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations. For more information or to enroll, please go to www.1800members.com/isba or call 1-800-MEMBERS, your dedicated shipping program administrator at 1.800.636.2377 (8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST, M-F). * FedEx Office discount does not apply to outsourced products or services, office supplies, shipping services, inkjet cartridges, videoconferencing services, equipment rental, conference-room rental, high-speed wireless access, Sony® PictureStationTM purchase, gift certificates, custom calendars, holiday promotion greeting cards or postage. This discount cannot be used in combination with volume pricing, custom-bid orders, sale items, coupons or other discount offers. Discounts and availability are subject to change. Not valid for services provided at FedEx Office Print & Ship CenterSM locations in hotels, convention centers and other non -retail locations. Products, services and hours vary by location.
The Illinois State Bar Association is offering 6 months of free trial membership - Meet Me at the Bar - to lawyers listed as "active" with the ARDC and who have not been a member of the ISBA within the last 2 years. To learn more about member benefits, including free online legal research through Fastcase, visit www.isba.org/mmatb. Use special code 153. This offer is good through 2010.
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. Several new categories have been recently added, including:
  • Condominium law (under real estate)
  • Eminent domain (add under real estate)
  • Harassment (under civil/general)
  • HIPAA (under health care)
  • Mechanics Liens (add under collections)
  • Mortgage foreclosures (add under real estate)
  • Products liability (add under personal injury)
  • Real Estate Tax assessments (under real estate)
And: Juvenile as a stand alone listing including subcategories:
  • Juvenile/Criminal
  • Juvenile/Civil
  • Juvenile/Delinquency appeals
Military as a stand alone listing including subcategories:
  • Military/Family law
  • Military/Other civil issues
  • Military/Criminal issues
If you are currently a member of the Illinois Lawyer Finder Service and would like to add any of these categories to your profile on the referral service, contact Mary Kinsley at mkinsley@isba.org. Illinois Lawyer Finder phone service made over 8,000 referrals in 2009.  View a statistical breakdown here. If you are not a member of the Illinois Lawyer Finder Service, join here.
Did you know you can now filter CLE events by topic, location (region, city and remote), even PMCLE credit? Our revamped calendar is easier to read and helps you pinpoint the type of CLE you're interested in with MCLE and PMCLE credit listed for each program. There's even an option to view it in a calendar layout.  Try it out at www.isba.org/cle/upcoming (list view) or www.isba.org/cle/calendar (calendar view). We have also redesigned the CLE program and registration pages. As an additional benefit, members who are logged in will have most of their information automatically entered in the registration form to save time.