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ISBA Hosts 37th Annual Ask A Lawyer Day

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Nearly two dozen volunteer attorneys helped answer hundreds of questions that came in by phone and e-mail at the 37th Annual Ask A Lawyer Day on April 28 in Springfield and Chicago. Attorneys were qualified to answer questions on more than 30 areas of law, and the majority of the questions fielded were about domestic/family, personal injury, and estates. The calls helped members of the public resolve their legal issues with additional information or gave them the next steps toward resolving those issues, such as a lawyer referral. 

ISBA Seeks Candidates for Board Vacancies

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The election of Anna Krolikowska as ISBA third vice-president created a vacancy for the Under 37 Cook County seat on the Board of Governors.

Additionally, there is a vacancy on the Board of Governors in Area 4 (Circuits 10, 14, and 15).

The Board will fill the vacant positions at its July 20, 2018 meeting. Both terms will be for one year and begin immediately. Any member who wishes to be considered as a candidate should email a letter of interest and a current biographical statement to the Executive Director’s office at by July 6, 2018.

Krolikowska Wins 3rd Vice President and Full Results from the ISBA Election

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Anna Krolikowska

Anna Krolikowska won the race for third vice-president of the Illinois State Bar Association. Ava George Stewart  won the Cook County seat on the Board of Governors and Perry J. Browder won the Board of Governors seat for Area 8. 

Third Vice-President - 1 to be elected

  • Stephen M. Komie, 933
  • Anna Krolikowska, 2,196
  • John Nisivaco, 864

Free Live CLE Webcast for Member Appreciation Month

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

This May, we're celebrating you during Member Appreciation Month. To help you meet your MCLE requirements, we're offering a free live CLE webcast for the first 700 member registrants next Thursday, May 10, from noon to 1:00 p.m. 

ISBA Election Results to Be Available Monday

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Sara Anderson

The polls for the ISBA Election closed yesterday, Monday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. Results will be made available on Monday, May 7.

The three contested seats in the 2018 election are: third vice president, Board of Governors, First Judicial District — Cook County, and Board of Governors, Area 8 — Judicial Circuits 3 and 20. All members were eligible vote for third vice president. Members were also able to vote for any office that falls in the geographical area of their ISBA address.

Save 25% on ISBA Books During Member Appreciation Month

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Sara Anderson

This May, we're celebrating you during Member Appreciation Month. Today through Friday, May 11, members can save 25 percent on ISBA books, Fastbooks, and merchandise* from our store. To take advantage of this promotion, visit the ISBA store and use the coupon code MMAM18 at checkout

ISBA books are a great resource to help save you time and money. Covering a wide range of subjects, all books are written by recognized authorities and are focused on Illinois law. Each title is available in a convenient paperback format, and most are also available as a downloadable Fastbook PDF. Because Fastbooks are downloadable and searchable, they make it easy to always have the law at your fingertips.

Most books are also bundled with a complimentary Fastbook PDF that you can download after placing your order.

Last Day to Vote in ISBA Election Is Monday

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Voting is now underway in the 2018 ISBA election. Voting closes at 4:30 p.m. this upcoming Monday, April 30.

ISBA's election provider Election America e-mailed ballots to members with valid e-mail addresses and mailed paper ballots to members without valid e-mail addresses on Monday, March 26. The deadline to request paper ballots was last Friday, April 13.

Statement from President Hartigan Concerning Public Participation in the Lawmaking Process

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Sara Anderson

This week, an Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) member has been subjected to harassment and threatening messages as a direct result of his representing the views of the Association during a hearing of an Illinois House of Representatives legislative committee. The member testified to explain the Association’s opposition to House Bill 4113. In the days following his testimony, the member has been subjected to profane and threatening messages on his firm’s website and social media profiles. Additionally, based on profane and threatening phone calls received by his law firm, the police hav