Annual Meeting - Schedule of Events

Come for the collaborations. Stay for the connections

142nd Annual Meeting
Illinois State Bar Association
June 14 - 16, 2018
The Abbey Resort, Fontana, Wisconsin

The 2018-19 standing committees and section councils will hold their organizational business meetings at various times during the Annual Meeting. View the schedule of business meetings being conducted.


Thursday, June 14th

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 15th

Breakfast Symposium
"Cybersecurity for Law Firms"
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Presented by ISBA Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics

Discover the risks of cybercrime, the fundamentals of a cybersecurity policy, and the related ethical and professional responsibility issues that could affect your practice! Cybercrimes are on the rise and law firms of all sizes are being targeted by cybercriminals set on stealing and monetizing confidential information. Regardless of whether you are employed in private practice, a corporate law department, or governmental agency, it is important that you are able to identify the cybersecurity risks in your office and know how to develop effective strategies for keeping your data secure. Don't miss this opportunity to discuss the cyber-threat landscape, the fundamentals of a law firm cybersecurity strategy, and your responsibilities regarding cybersecurity.
$40.00 per ticket
1.0 MCLE hours, including 1.0* Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

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
The Ethics of Technology

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Presented by ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology
Join us as we examine information security, the ethics of technology, and how to communicate to your clients that their private data is safe and secure! Requires separate registration.

CLE Program
Succession and Transition Planning

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Presented by ISBA Special Committee on Succession and Transition Planning
Are you prepared for the unexpected? Most attorneys think they have a long time before they need to worry about setting up a succession plan, but the unexpected can happen at any time. Don't miss this seminar that explains why succession planning is important and shows you how to create a successful plan. Requires separate registration.

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 Program
The $53 Million Fraud
1 – 3:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Helios Digital Learning
Fraud can happen to anyone, but who is responsible for catching it? Don't miss this program that examines the city of Dixon case and contemplates what role attorneys and auditors should play in uncovering fraud. Requires separate registration.

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 Installation of Officers
6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Installation Ceremony
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Celebrating the Profession
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Our Annual Installation of Officers will be a chance to celebrate our profession with music, fun and food. The evening begins with a reception followed by a brief Installation Ceremony to acknowledge President Russell W. Hartigan and welcome James F. McCluskey as the 2018-19 ISBA President. We will continue the evening celebrating the profession with cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, dancing and entertainment provided by OMT (One More Time).  (Please note: This will not be a formal sit down dinner, and black tie or formal wear is not expected)
$100 per ticket


Saturday, June 16th

23rd 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 Southern Illinois University School of Law invite you to attend this popular event for a chance to network with your peers. Special thanks to SIU Law School for sponsoring this breakfast.
$35.00 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 Assembly, the policy making body of the Association meets.  Open to members and the public. A continental breakfast will be available.