2022 Celebration of Women as Leaders in the Profession

diverse group of four women

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Live Webcast: 12:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association,
and Illinois Judges Association

Join us for this special event to celebrate the accomplishments of women lawyers and judges in Illinois. Gain valuable insight and practical guidance on advancing in bar leadership and in your career. Join in honoring the success and progress of all women lawyers.

Live Webcast

1.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following category: Diversity and Inclusion (Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval)

12:00 – 12:10 p.m.  Welcome and Introductions
Recognition of 2021-2022 Achievements of Women Lawyers and Judges in Illinois

12:10 – 12:55 p.m.  Perspectives: Insights on Women in the Law, the Judiciary and Bar Leadership
Moderator: E. Lynn Grayson, President, The Chicago Bar Association, Chicago
Chief Justice Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court, Chicago
Chief Judge Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Chicago
Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.  Perspectives: Advancing in Bar Leadership
Moderator: Anna P. Krolikowska, President, Illinois State Bar Association, Northbrook
Nakhia Crossley, President, Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Chicago
Hon. Barbara Crowder, President, Illinois Judges Association, Edwardsville
Lisa M. Nyuli, President, Illinois Bar Foundation, South Elgin
Lauren Tuckey, President, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Chicago

1:45 – 1:50 p.m.  Closing Remarks

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A complimentary outdoor reception will take place on May 3, 2022 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at DePaul University College of Law, 1 East Jackson, Chicago (enter on State Street, 11th Floor Outdoor Terrace). Separate pre-registration and compliance with COVID safety precautions are required for the reception. Register for the reception soon! Space is limited!

If you have any questions about the reception please contact Angie Cruz by email acruz@chicagobar.org or phone 312-554-2132.

COVID Safety Precautions: Our first priority in all meeting and event decisions is the safety and welfare of our members and guests. In order to enable in-person events to take place with lower risk to participants, the sponsors are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR Test or Rapid Antigen Test for admittance (paper or digital test results from test taken within the past 48 hours). To expedite the check-in process, you will receive an email prior to the event asking you to upload proof of your COVID-19 vaccination card. Negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test must be shown in person with proof of ID upon entry.

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Special Thanks to Our Financial Supporters!

Gold Sponsor

Simmons Hanley Conroy

Silver Sponsor

Nijman - Franzetti LLP

Bronze Sponsors

ADR Systems

Nina J. Fain, Esq.