Events

Schedule: 2014 Joint Meeting/Midyear Meeting

ISBA Midyear Meeting (Joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association)
December 11 - 13, 2014
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, December 11th

Joint Meeting Opening Reception
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
All registered attendees are invited to this official opening event. Enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres while you meet and mingle with members of the bench and bar.
Sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association
Complimentary to registered attendees

“Pathways to the Academy: Becoming a Law Professor or Administrator”
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Discover why becoming a law professor might be the next stop in your legal career! Join us for this group presentation in which Dean Cynthia Fountaine of Southern Illinois University School of Law discusses the hiring process, encourages diversity among professors, provides informational handouts, and allows for one-on-one questions to be answered.
Presented by Southern Illinois University School of Law
Complimentary to registered attendees

Friday, December 12th

IBF Fellows Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Join the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation for breakfast on Friday, December 12, 2014 as they honor J. Nelson Wood with the Distinguished Service Award for Law and Society and Judge Grace Dickler with the Honorary Fellows Award.
$40.00 per ticket

Exhibits – Member Benefits and Services
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Attendees have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from each of the following exhibitors and have their questions answered.

CLE Master Series Program – "Investigative Research Strategies for Lawyers"
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch – two internationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of seven American Bar Association Law Practice Division books – as they show you how to develop online investigative strategies to search like a private investigator. You will learn to develop effective investigative search strategies via the Internet using a variety of free and low-cost sources to help with your next case or transaction.
(3.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours. PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Separate registration is required.

IJA/ISBA Joint Program – "Understanding the Science of Memory"
9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Sold out

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. The Creation of the Distorted Memory*
Our distinguished speaker will explore the fallibility of memory and retrospective biases, and delve into the latest advances on memory and eyewitness identification. Prof. Gary Wells, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Mind Reading*
Professor Epley, author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, draws on his extensive background in the experimental study of social cognition, perspective taking, and intuitive human judgment to explore how to better understand our own and others thoughts and actions. Prof. Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion: Latest Developments in the Science and Law of Eyewitness Identification
Moderator: Hon. Warren D. Wolfson (ret.), Illinois Appellate Court Justice, Chicago
Hon. Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago
Prof. Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago
Sheri Mecklenburg, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chicago
Rob Warden, Executive Director, Emeritus, Center on Wrongful Conviction, Chicago
Prof. Gary Wells, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

Attendees will receive an email prior to the program that contains a weblink to the electronic course materials. Flash drives containing the course materials will also be distributed to attendees as they check in. Printed materials will not be available.
(2.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.75 hours PMCLE credit. Credit subject to approval.)
Complimentary to registered attendees

United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.IJA Joint Meeting Luncheon
12:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker: United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
$85.00 per ticket

Sold out. If you have questions, please contact

Kathy Hosty
Illinois Judges Association
312/431-1283
ija@chicagobar.org

 

CLE Master Series Program – "Running Your Office on a Budget"
1:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch – two internationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of seven American Bar Association Law Practice Division books – as they show you how to practice on a budget!
(3.00 MCLE hours, including 3.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours. PMCLE credit subject to approval.)
Separate registration is required.

Law School Alumni Receptions
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Alumni and friends of the following law schools are welcome to attend: Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, and Loyola University Chicago.
Complimentary to registered attendees

Justice Robert R. ThomasReception and Dinner in Honor of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Reception 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Justice Robert R. Thomas

Please join Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court at this special evening. Events include a presentation by the featured speaker Justice Robert Thomas, a sumptuous dinner, and entertainment by the Chicago Bar Association's very own Barristers Big Band. All seating, tables of 10, is assigned in advance. Special seating requests should be sent to kweaver@isba.org and will be honored if received by the registration deadline. Black tie optional.

Reception hosted by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company. Dinner sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association, presided over by ISBA President Richard D. Felice and CBA President Daniel Cotter.
$125.00 per ticket

Our thanks to the following table sponsors for their support of the supreme court dinner:

  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
  • Johnson & Bell
  • Leahy & Hoste
  • Power Rogers & Smith
  • Pretzel & Stouffer
  • Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard

Saturday, December 13th

ISBA Assembly Meeting
9:00 a.m.
The policy-making body of the Association meets to conduct the business of the Association. Open to members and the public.