On April 27, 2022, ISBA members gathered together for the first time since 2019. Members attended the inaugural Member Appreciation & Recognition Reception at the Firefighter's Lake Club in Springfield, IL.
Anna Krolikowska, the founder of Anna K Law in Northbrook who concentrates her practice in family law, was installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association on June 17 at the Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield.
The ISBA honored the recipients of the Board of Governors Award this week. The award recognizes attorneys for exemplary service to the profession or the ISBA and nonlawyers for especially meritorious deeds or service that significantly advance the administration of justice or the goals of the profession or the ISBA. Additionally, Stephen Komie received the Presidential Citation.
The ISBA honored Section Council and Committee awardees for the 2019-2020 year. Although there was no in-person ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several recipients were presented their awards from ISBA President Dennis Orsey and ISBA Past President David Sosin at various locations throughout the state.
The inaugural class of the ISBA Leadership Academy graduated on September 24 during a virtual ceremony. This landmark program is designed to train the next generation of professionals to become effective leaders in the Illinois legal community. Congratulations to the graduates!
Dennis J. Orsey, a general practice attorney in Granite City who concentrates his practice in representing downstate police and fire pension funds, was installed on June 19 as president of the Illinois State Bar Association at the Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield.
The ISBA Young Lawyers Division hosted speed networking and wine tasting events on Friday, Feb. 28, at the ISBA Mutual office in Chicago. Young lawyers, newly-admitted lawyers, and law students came together to sample and learn about wine, socialize, and network. Thank you to everyone who attended and our event sponsors!
The ISBA hosted the third session of the 2020 Leadership Academy on Feb. 21 in the Chicago Regional Office. The session focused on diversity and inclusion within the profession and ended with a Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center.