Annual Meeting

Dear ISBA Members:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ISBA has made the decision to cancel this year's Annual Meeting in St. Louis, scheduled for June 18­–20, 2020, and it will not be rescheduled. The officers of the ISBA made this difficult decision giving priority to the health and wellbeing of our members and staff.

If you made a reservation with the Hyatt St. Louis using the ISBA reservation code, your reservation will be canceled by the hotel without any penalties. If you used an online booking site or did not reserve a room under the ISBA room block, please contact the booking service you used or call the Hyatt at (314) 655-1234 to cancel your reservation. If you need further assistance, please contact Kim Weaver at

Despite the cancellation of the Annual Meeting, rest assured that the important business of the Association will continue to move forward. Our section councils and committees will meet by videoconference throughout the summer. In addition, plans are being made to conduct a formal installation of officers on June 19, 2020 in conjunction with the Illinois Supreme Court. Additional plans are being made for a meeting of the ISBA Assembly via Zoom.

As we navigate the uncharted waters presented by this global pandemic and work toward a return to normalcy, it is important to remember that we are all in this together. The ISBA is our professional home and together we are strong. I know we all look forward to the time when we can be together again in person and enjoy the fellowship traditionally afforded by our in-person events.


Dennis J. Orsey
ISBA President Elect