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Register now for ISBA, IJA Joint Meeting - hotel registration deadline is Nov. 12

Please join us in Chicago Dec. 8-10 as lawyers and judges from around our great state gather to conduct the business of the bench and bar at the ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting. No matter what role you are seeking, we have a scene for you – from networking to business meetings to CLE programs and social events – there is a part for everyone to play.

We begin Thursday with a show for the newest members of our profession designed to meet the Basic Skills requirement while learning from a faculty of judge and attorney stars. Following the program we invite everyone to join us for the Opening Reception where you can mix and mingle with colleagues and new acquaintances.

Friday we’ll gather with the IBF to present awards to the leaders in our profession and find out which bands will be conducting the score for the Lawyers Rock Legends sequel in 2012.

The rest of the day will be dedicated to outstanding educational programming including the double-feature Joint IJA/ISBA Programs – The Legacy of Myra Bradwell: In the Light of Experience and Revitalizing the Jury Trial, a luncheon presentation, and a Master Series ethics program by the nation’s favorite “Humorist at Law”, Sean Carter, on Divine Ethics: Avoiding the Chasm of Incivility.

Later that evening we’ll throw an after-show party to remember as we salute and honor the Supreme Court of Illinois, featuring Mary Jane Theis, Justice, Supreme Court of Illinois.

All of these activities will take place on location in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, very close to the perfect holiday stage – a beautifully lit, festive Magnificent Mile – a cinematographer’s dream. We look forward to seeing you there.

The deadline for making your room reservation is November 12.

To make your room reservation at the Sheraton, please call 800.325.3535 or visit Be sure to indicate that you are attending the ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting. The room rate is $207 (single/double) plus tax. We strongly suggest that you reserve your room as soon as possible as rooms fill up very quickly.

Registration for the ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting is available online only at

John G. Locallo                                        Hon. Carol Pope
President                                                  President
Illinois State Bar Association                    Illinois Judges Association          

Posted on November 2, 2011 by Chris Bonjean

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