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We invite you to share your hard-won knowledge and maybe win $2,000 in prize money by entering the 51st 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, 2009, 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. Click here for more details. Click here for contest rules and application. And don't delay -- the deadline for filing a notice to enter the contest is July 15!

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Only ISBA Members can use the ISBA Member MarkSM on business cards, stationary, office sign and more to announce membership in the Bar and show clients and colleagues your commitment to the profession. Is everyone in your firm an ISBA member?  Sign up to use the ISBA Member Firm MarkSM as well. Click here to learn more and join Member Mark. ISBA Membership Mondays is a regular feature on Illinois Lawyer Now.
In case you missed it in the May IBJ, here's a list of career-planning and job-hunting resources for ISBA members.

ISBA is proud to support our members and has teamed up with FedEx to help boost your bottom line. As an ISBA member, you are now eligible to receive valuable discounts of up to 26% on select FedEx shipping services. Best of all, there are no costs and no minimum shipping requirements to take advantage of this great new member benefit. ISBA members can now save: •    Up to 26% on select FedEx Express U.S. services •    Up to 20% on select FedEx Express international services •    Up to 12% on select FedEx Ground services •    Up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery services Visit to start saving now. If you have additional questions, please call (800) MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. CST, M-F) to speak to a dedicated member representative. Within 7–10 business days of your enrollment, you should receive a welcome kit from FedEx with detailed information about your shipping rates. Once you have enrolled in the FedEx savings program, your discounts will automatically be applied to your FedEx account number and you can enjoy these great savings every time you ship.
lincolncalender1We hope you enjoy this printable 2009 calendar, produced in recognition of the unveiling of the Abraham Lincoln bronze bust sculpture "Prairie Lawyer - Master of Us All", compliments of the Illinois State Bar Association. Click here or on the calendar to download your free copy.