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Enter to Win a Free Business Portrait

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA is once again offering one day of free business portrait sittings for a limited number of members on May 24 in Chicago.

You can enter to win a free sitting by completing the online form by 4:30 p.m. on May 16. 

Winners will be assigned a five-minute photo session. Post-session, winners will receive a high-resolution, downloadable copy of their business portrait.

Branching Out

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

A survey of more than 40,000 people in 22 countries conducted jointly by the University of Southern California, the London Business School, and PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) found that 80 percent of millennials and members of Generation X prefer face-to-face meetings with colleagues. Also, 80 percent said in-person interactions, more than any other individual form of communication, are critically important to maintaining relationships and 96 percent preferred face-to-face meetings with their supervisors regarding professional growth. In “Branching Out,” the cover story for the May 2019 Illinois Bar Journal, we note that while traditional face-to-face interactions at bar association events (e.g., golf outings) remain part of the culture, social media and online interactions have become increasingly important and have altered expectations and preferences for networking in general. Granted that networking preferences may differ across generations, the IBJ asks whether meaningfully connecting with colleagues in person remains a high priority for attorneys of all ages.

Enter the Practice HQ Scavenger Hunt

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

As part of May Member Appreciation Month, the ISBA for the first time is offering a Practice HQ Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win exciting prizes.

Practice HQ is the ISBA’s one-stop microsite for practice management and technology information. Organized by the life cycle of a law practice, Practice HQ provides free resources related to starting a firm, building it, managing it, protecting it, and winding it down.

May 2019 Bar Admission Ceremony Highlights

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Illinois Supreme Court justices welcomed 335 new attorneys to the legal profession on May 9 during admissions ceremonies held at four different locations across the state. 

ISBA staff members were in attendance at all five ceremonies to welcome the state's newest attorneys to the profession, take photos, and talk about the benefits of ISBA membership, which is free for one year for new admittees. Member benefits can be activated by filling out the New Admittee Membership Form

All of those who were sworn in have passed the Illinois State Bar Examination and a required ethics examination and were certified by the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. They bring the total number of licensed attorneys in Illinois to approximately 96,300.

ISBA Solo & Small Firm Practice Institute Series: Reaching the Summit—Taking Your Practice to the Pinnacle of Success

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Take your practice to the pinnacle of success with this full-day seminar on May 31 in Naperville! Topics include: how to convince current and prospective clients that you are the solution to their problem; how to ethically advertise your firm without breaching the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct; how to get the best technology for your firm on a budget; how to access your files and resources when you’re away from the office; the best methods for drafting complex documents; and the ethical issues facing solo or small firm attorneys.

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