Events

Annual Meeting - Schedule of Programs and Events

137th Annual Meeting of the
Illinois State Bar Association
June 20 - 22, 2013
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Except for the Breakfast Symposium, you must register for CLE programs separately. Follow the links for each program to find out more and register online.

BUSINESS MEETINGS: The 2013-14 standing committees and section councils will hold their organizational business meetings at various times during the Annual Meeting. Download a schedule of business meetings.

MEETING PARTNER: ISBA's own professional liability insurance company, ISBA Mutual Insurance Company, will be an important participant in the Annual Meeting. Be sure to learn about the company, loss prevention, and programs from senior executives at their exhibit.

Thursday, June 20

OPENING RECEPTION
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Reception sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
Activities for children sponsored by ISBA
Complimentary to registered attendees.

Friday, June 21

BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM + CLE PROGRAM
"Legal Ethics & Social Media"
Breakfast Symposium: 7:30 – 9:30 AM
CLE Program: 8:00 – 9:00 AM
1 hr MCLE credit, including 1* hour PMCLE credit (*subject to approval)
Sponsored by ISBA Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics
Join us for a presentation that focuses on the ethical issues arising from the use of social media by attorneys. The program is presented by Jerome Larkin, Administrator of the ARDC, who frequently lectures on attorney ethics. $30 per ticket.

CLE PROGRAM – LAW ED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
"Deliver Knockout Presentations Your Audience Won't Forget"
8:30 – 11:45 AM
3 hrs MCLE credit, including 2* hours PMCLE credit (*subject to approval)
Start training now for your next courtroom appearance or CLE presentation. Our panel of trial lawyers and speakers will share techniques and tips to help you deliver unforgettable presentations. Complimentary program for ISBA LawEd Faculty (and those who want to become faculty members.) Space is limited.
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KIDS DAY CAMP
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Kids love it, so sign them up no later than Friday, June 14. There will be plenty of fun things to do and lunch is included. Available to kids age 4-13. Sorry, no exceptions for children under age 4. $50 per ticket.

CLE PROGRAM
"Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase"
9:00 – 10:00 AM
1.0 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0* hour PMCLE credit
Take advantage of this opportunity to familiarize yourself with Fastcase through this introductory legal research training seminar. Our Fastcase representative, Christina Steinbrecker Jack, will give you step-by-step instructions on how to use Fastcase for your legal researching needs. Other topics include: available research features, advanced search functions, and exclusions (such as secondary and proprietary materials). With unlimited free access to a comprehensive** 50-state and federal case law database, this is one benefit ISBA members should learn how to use! [Please Note: Attorneys cannot claim credit for attending/completing the same course twice within a 12-month period]
Christina L. Steinbrecker Jack, Legal Content Manager, Fastcase, Washington, D.C.
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CLE PROGRAM
"Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase"
10:15 – 11:15 AM
1.0 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0* hour PMCLE credit
Get the most out of this member benefit by letting our Fastcase representative, Christina Steinbrecker Jack, teach you how to use the advanced features of this free online legal research tool. Topics include: staying organized; selecting/maximizing keywords; sorting your results; interactive timeline and Authority Check; and interpreting statutes that are not annotated. Onscreen examples highlight each topic, ensuring that you get the most out of this advanced training seminar with. [Please Note: Attorneys cannot claim credit for attending/completing the same course twice within a 12-month period]
Christina L. Steinbrecker Jack, Legal Content Manager, Fastcase, Washington, D.C.
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AWARDS LUNCHEON
11:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Join us as we recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the Association, the profession or community. Awards presented included: Board of Governors, Publications, Matthew Maloney General Practice Tradition of Excellence, YLD/Law Student Division Public Service, Young Lawyer of the Year, and Community Leadership.  $40 per ticket.

MASTER SERIES CLE PROGRAM– REEL MCLE SERIES
"Flight – How Many Ethical Dilemmas Can You Spot?"
1:00 – 5:15 PM
3 hrs MCLE credit, including 3* hours PMCLE credit (*subject to approval)
Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association
Join us for this unique program in which the Hollywood hit movie Flight is used as a sounding board for identifying, understanding and analyzing the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. Program also includes a short presentation and review of the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility, as well as a review of recent Supreme Court decisions on Illinois ARDC findings. Program is presented by Clifford Scott-Rudnick, Director of CLE and Assistant Professor at The John Marshall Law School and Richard Adler, attorney and movie expert who frequently uses popular movies to lead educational and informative discussion groups. $120 for ISBA members.
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KIDS NIGHT OUT
6:00 – 10:30 PM
An evening of entertainment for the kids. Available to kids age 4-13. $45 for the first child; $40 for each additional child in family.

ANNUAL DINNER & PRESIDENT'S INSTALLATION
Reception: 6:30 PM
Sponsored by the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Dinner: 7:30 PM
Join us on this special evening to honor President John E. Thies and welcome Paula H. Holderman, President for 2013-2014. Following a brief program and dinner you'll enjoy dancing and listening to Bill Pollack Music. All seating assigned in advance, tables of ten; requests for special seating will be honored if received by the registration deadline. Summer Formal Attire Requested.
$115 per ticket for Reception & Dinner. $25 per ticket for Reception only.

Saturday, June 22

18th ANNUAL NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:00 – 9:30 AM
Sponsored by ISBA Standing Committee on Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law, ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law, and Southern Illinois University School of Law
All women attorneys and judges invited. This popular event gives you a chance to network with your peers.  $30 per ticket.

BREAKFAST FOR FAMILIES
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Join other ISBA families for breakfast on the lawn.  $15 per adult; $5 per child.

ISBA ASSEMBLY MEETING
9:00 AM
The 201-member Assembly policy making body of the Association meets. Open to members and the public. A continental breakfast will be available.