Annual Meeting - Schedule of Events

141st Annual Meeting
Illinois State Bar Association
June 15 - 17, 2017
The Abbey Resort, Fontana, Wisconsin

The 2017-18 standing committees and section councils will hold their organizational business meetings at various times during the Annual Meeting. A schedule of business meetings being conducted is available for download

Thursday, June 15th

Opening Reception
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Reception sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
Activities for children sponsored by the ISBA
Complimentary to registered attendees

Friday, June 16th

Breakfast Symposium: "Effectively and Ethically Handling Referrals for Personal Injury Claims"
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Sponsored by ISBA Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics
Don't miss the opportunity to learn once and for all how to handle client referrals! You receive an inquiry from a personal injury client but you don't practice personal injury law.  What do you do? What questions do you ask? Do you refer the case to another attorney and receive a referral fee?  If so, what ethical rules apply? Are there risks to accepting a fee? Is the referral fee interest legally sufficient? Get the answers to these and more from our distinguished speaker, Daniel M. Breen of Breen Goril Law in Chicago as he discusses what happens in a personal injury case from start to finish; the relationship between the referral and referring attorney; how to navigate the ethical rules that apply to referral fee arrangements; the strategies for asking for and the risks of accepting referral fees; the technical and ethical requirements needed to perfect a referral fee interest; referral fees for non-PI cases; and much more!
$40.00 per ticket

Exhibits – Member Benefits and Services
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Attendees have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from our Annual Meeting exhibitors and have their questions answered.

Kids Day Camp
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kids love sign them up no later than Friday, June 9th.  Available to children ages 4 to 13.  Sorry, no exceptions for children under age 4.  There will be plenty of fun things to do and lunch is included.
$50.00 per child

CLE Program
E-Filing in Illinois

8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Every Illinois attorney who practices civil law will soon be required to use eFileIL, a statewide electronic filing system. For a smooth transition that will allow you to continue to serve your clients effectively, come to this seminar and learn how to use eFileIL. Requires separate registraton.

CLE Program
Moneyball for Lawyers: Using Data to Build a Major League Practice

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Reveal the health of your firm by learning how to read the traditional and non-traditional numbers that are telling your business's story, where to find these numbers, and how to make sense of them. Requires separate registraton.

Networking Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Whether you're a new attorney, new to ISBA, or a longstanding section or committee member, you won't want to miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues. Lunch will be served buffet-style and available for your leisure from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
$40.00 per ticket

CLE Programming
Boost Your Memory Power - Improve Your Practice

1:00 – 4:15 p.m.
This fun and interactive session rids your poor memory of "I know – it's here somewhere" statements and builds a mind that is efficient and reliable. Requires separate registraton.

Kid's Night Out
6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
An evening of entertainment for the kids ages 4 – 13.
$45.00 for first child and $40.00 for each additional child in family

Annual Dinner and Installation Ceremony

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cocktails will be served during this pre-Installation Ceremony reception where President Vincent Cornelius, President-elect Russell Hartigan and other members of ISBA leadership will be in attendance.

Dinner & Program (Dinner Served 7:30 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.
Join us at this special evening to honor President Vincent F. Cornelius and welcome Russell W. Hartigan, as the 2017-18 ISBA President. Following dinner and a brief program, you're invited to enjoy cocktails, dancing and entertainment provided by Standing Room Only. All seating assigned in advance, tables of ten; requests for special seating will be honored if received by the registration deadline. Black tie requested.
$115 per ticket (Reception Only $25)

Saturday, June 17th

22nd Annual Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
The ISBA Standing Committees on Women and the Law, Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law, and the Diversity Leadership Council invite you to attend this popular event for a chance to network with your peers. The Diversity Leadership Council has agreed to sponsor this event, and as a result, we are able to discount the actual cost by $10 a ticket.
$30.00 per ticket

Breakfast for Families
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Join other ISBA Families for Breakfast on the Lawn.
$15.00 per adult; $10.00 per child

ISBA Assembly Meeting
9:00 a.m.
The 203-member Assembly policy making body of the Association meets.  Open to members and the public. A continental breakfast will be available.