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ISBA Presents The Bar News

Posted on April 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA is excited to announce the rebranding of our website blog, which will now be called The Bar News. Formerly known as Illinois Lawyer Now, the blog will continue to provide members with ISBA updates, photo galleries, ARDC rulings, breaking legal news, CLE offerings, member benefits, and more.

Deadline to Request Paper Ballot in ISBA Election is April 15

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Voting is now underway in the 2019 ISBA election, and the last day to request a paper ballot is this Monday, April 15.

ISBA's election provider Election America emailed e-ballots to members with valid email addresses and mailed paper ballots to members without valid email addresses on Wednesday, March 27. 

New and Upgraded Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation

Posted on April 1, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation thank our latest new and upgraded Fellows for their commitment to supporting the mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation. Funds from the Fellows program make a direct impact on the lives of those in need, including our colleagues and their families during times of crisis and those who cannot otherwise afford legal representation. Fellows’ pledges are payable over 10 years and start at just $100 per year, or less than $9 per month. 

Voting Underway in 2019 ISBA Election

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Voting is now underway in the 2019 ISBA Election.

ISBA's election provider Election America emailed e-ballots to members with valid email addresses and mailed paper ballots to members without valid email addresses today, Wednesday, March 27. The deadline for voting is Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. 

Only attorney members who have paid their dues by March 1, 2019 are eligible to vote. 

ISBA Board of Governors Underrepresented Vacancy Announcement

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA president elect will appoint a member to one of the underrepresented seats of the Board of Governors at the May 2019 board meeting. The member appointed to this position will serve with full board member privileges for a three-year term beginning the first day of the 2019 Annual Meeting in Geneva, Wisconsin.

Pursuant to the association bylaws, eligible candidates for the underrepresented seat include members of the association with a status of, but not limited to, age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, geography, areas and types of practice, and years of practice.

ISBA Update: Be Wary of Spoofed Emails

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

In light of the fact that email spoofers have been targeting bar associations across the country, the ISBA is warning members to be vigilant in checking the email addresses of the people sending them messages.

Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address. For this reason, emails may appear to be from someone within the ISBA, but will not have their correct email address in the "From" field.

ISBA Marches in the 2019 West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Members of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) represented the profession by marching in the 2019 West Suburban Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16 in Naperville.

2019 High School Mock Trial Invitational

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
The York Community High School mock trial team. 

The 2019 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational took place on March 9-10 at the University of Illinois Springfield. First place went to York Community High School from Elmhurst.

Second place went to Glenbard East High School from Lombard, and Evanston Township High School received third place. 

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