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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. 

West Suburban Bar Association Officer Installation Ceremony

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

ISBA President Elect David Sosin represented the association during the West Suburban Bar Association’s officer installation ceremony on March 9 in Oakbrook. Also pictured are WSBA President Michael M. Chvatal and WSBA Immediate Past President Emily A. Hansen.

Book Your Hotel Room for the 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, from June 13–15, and you can now make your hotel reservations. To make reservations at the Grand Geneva, please call 855.833.5345 and reference reservation code #76s3q8 or indicate you are attending the Illinois State Bar Association's Annual Meeting. The deadline for making reservations for lodging is on or before May 13. Reservations received after this date will be subject to availability. The deposit will be forfeited for all no-shows, early departures, and cancellations less than seven days prior to arrival.

Candidate Report for the 2019 ISBA Election

Posted on February 7, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Candidate Report for the 2019 ISBA Election is below. All members of the association (except non-lawyer members) with their dues paid by March 1, 2019 are eligible to vote.

2019 Candidate Report

(N.B.: Pursuant to the Policy and Procedures for Election approved by the ISBA Assembly, in those instances where there are more candidates than positions to be filled, nominees are listed on the ballot by the date of filing. Where two or more people filed on the same date, ballot positions were determined by lot. Ballot positions are listed next to the candidate’s name.)

Third Vice-President (1 to be elected; 1 candidate)

  • Rory T. Weiler

Nomination Deadline for ISBA Awards is March 1

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Every year, the Illinois State Bar Association presents awards to recognize individuals for their commitment and service to the profession, their communities, and the association. Award recipients are selected through a nomination process, and members are encouraged to nominate persons who meet the criteria for each award. Please submit the online nomination form, available following the links below, for the following awards no later than March 1.