This is such a wonderful time of year in our family. We observe holiday traditions that go back generations, spend more time with family and friends, and place extra focus on giving thanks for our many blessings. We also look for opportunities to extend the joy of the season to those around us.
During this particular holiday season, we are joining with lawyers and judges around the state in preparation for a campaign that, in a very tangible way, will send a message of peace and goodwill to those in our state who are food "insecure." The project is called Lawyers Feeding Illinois, and involves a two-week campaign at the end of February 2013, during which the ISBA is asking members of our profession to collect food and funds for the benefit of our state's eight regional food banks and the families they serve. Thousands of members of our profession will be involved - won't you? For more information - we have made it easy to participate - please visit the project's website at www.lawyersfeedingil.org.
I hope that you, too, will share in all of the peace and joy that this season has to offer.
All the best!
John E. Thies