The health and safety of our members and staff is of the utmost importance to the ISBA. While developments related to COVID-19 continue to unfold, the ISBA is monitoring a variety of sources, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Illinois Department of Public Health, Cook County Department for Public Health, and the State of Illinois for the latest updates.
The ISBA will share information and update this page as need be. This page will also be updated to keep members informed about relevant justice-related closures and cancellations.
ISBA Meetings, Events, and Programs
Currently, the ISBA is taking the following actions:
ISBA Offices & Operations
The ISBA staff is fully prepared to continue to serve the membership, subject the current curtailment of in-person meetings, events, and programs. Staff may be contacted by telephone or email. For the time being, the ISBA's offices in Chicago and Springfield will not be open.
ISBA Business Meetings
From now through April 30, 2020, all ISBA business meetings will be conducted via conference call or video conferencing. Any questions regarding remote attendance should be directed to the section council’s or committee’s staff liaison.
From now through April 30, 2020, all in-person ISBA events have been canceled or postponed until further notice.
ISBA CLE Programs
From now through April 30, 2020, the ISBA will not be providing live in-person programs. All live on-site CLE programs will be canceled, postponed, or delivered as webcasts or webinars. Please check the Upcoming CLE page for the current status. All impacted participants will be notified directly. The ISBA is also offering 10 free hours of CLE to all Illinois attorneys.
The ISBA has created a COVID-19 Community devoted to the pandemic on ISBA Central. The new community is open to all ISBA members and is designed to help attorneys share information with their colleagues throughout Illinois.
Judicial Information and Closings
The ISBA has provided a list of updates to Illinois court operations. Please refer back to this page as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Executive Branch Information
The ISBA has provided a list of updates and resources from Illinois' executive branch. Please refer back to this page as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Attorney Mental Health and Wellness Resources
The ISBA has compiled a list of mental health and wellness resources for attorneys, which are provided by the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Program.