New attorneys were admitted to practice in Illinois on May 10 at five separate locations across the state. The Second Judicial District ceremony was held at Hemmens Memorial Building in the Elgin Civic Center Plaza, 45 Symphony Way, in Elgin.
Law Day provides members of the legal and educational communities with a special opportunity to work together in promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of law and the legal system among school students. This year an event was held on May 2 at John Marshall Law School.
New attorneys were admitted to practice in Illinois on May 10 at five separate locations across the state. The largest group, 275, was admitted in the First Judicial District during three ceremonies at the James R. Thompson Center Assembly Hall, located at 100 W. Randolph St., in Chicago.
The ISBA Environmental Law Section hosted the 17th annual Environmental Law Conference on May 3-4, 2018, at the Chicago Regional Office. The conference featured annual updates on agency activities and priorities in Illinois presented by top representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
The ISBA Young Lawyers Division hosted a yoga and brunch event on Saturday, April 7 at the Chicago Regional Office. The hour-long yoga session was taught by a retired attorney-turned-yoga-instructor, who provided valuable tips and tricks for using exercise as a way to combat stress, depression, and anxiety. After yoga, young lawyers enjoyed brunch and mimosas.
The ISBA Young Lawyers Division hosted a free lunch and learn on Wednesday, March 28, at the Chicago Regional Office. The four panelists — Judy Conway, Stephanie Garces, Terrill Wilkins, and Natali Marquez-Ponce — gave a Q&A-style presentation covering their best tips and tricks for success at a solo practice or small firm.
The Madison County Bar Association and the St. Clair County Bar Association co-hosted a joint meeting on Thursday, March 22 in Collinsville. Members of the ISBA Board of Governors were in attendance and ISBA President Hon. Russell W. Hartigan (ret.) gave a speech.
Over 30 ISBA members, families, and friends represented ISBA in the 2018 Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. The luck of the Irish was with participants, who enjoyed milder temperatures and sunshine as they marched along Columbus Drive. An annual tradition for ISBA, walking alongside our mobile billboard was a great opportunity to represent the association and our lawyers to the public.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's parade!