2016 Joint Meeting/Midyear Meeting

ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting 2016

ISBA Midyear Meeting
(Joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association)
December 8-10, 2016
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois

The Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges Association are pleased to invite you to celebrate the professional achievements of our peers and participate in conducting the business of the Association during our annual Midyear Meeting (and joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association).

Vincent F. Cornelius

Vincent F. Cornelius, President
Illinois State Bar Association

Judge Israel Desierto

Judge Israel Desierto, President
Illinois Judges Association

Meeting Overview

Join judges and lawyers from across the state to conduct the business of the bench and bar and to celebrate professional achievements. Highlights include an Opening Reception, a special program on implicit bias, a luncheon presentation by Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton, and an evening celebration honoring the Justices of the Supreme Court of Illinois with featured speaker Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier and, a special reception Celebrating the Profession. Additional programs and business meetings will be held throughout the conference. All this takes place at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, steps away from the holiday pageantry Chicago offers during this time of year.

Thursday, December 8th

  • Opening Reception for Joint Meeting
  • ISBA YLD Holiday Reception

Friday, December 9th

  • IBF Fellows Breakfast
  • Exhibits – Member Benefits and Services
  • Joint IJA/ISBA Program – Protecting the Participants: Providing a Secure Justice System for Judges, Lawyers and Litigants
  • Joint IJA/ISBA Program – Invisible Bias Creating Racial Disparities
  • Joint Meeting Luncheon – Featured Speaker: John Cullerton, Illinois Senate President
  • CLE Programming – History on Trial: The Alton School Cases
  • CLE Programming – Lessons in Professional Responsibility: From Abraham Lincoln's Law Practice
  • Receptions Hosted by DePaul University College of Law and ISBA Diversity Leadership Council
  • Reception and Dinner Honoring the Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Celebrating the Profession Reception

Saturday, December 10th

  • ISBA Assembly Meeting

Midyear/Joint Meeting Home

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