Schedule: 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

Thursday, December 8th

Joint Meeting Opening Reception
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
All registered attendees are invited to this official opening event. Enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres while you meet and mingle with members of the bench and bar.
Sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association
Complimentary to registered attendees

ISBA YLD Holiday Party
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join the ISBA Young Lawyer Division for their annual holiday reception benefiting the Children's Assistance Fund to be held at Lizzie McNeill's, located next door to the Sheraton.
Separate registration is required. Register at https://www.isba.org/sections/yld/holidayparty.

Friday, December 9th

IBF Fellows Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Join the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation in honoring Ann Hatch (Herzog Crebs LLP) with the Distinguished Service Award for Law and Society, and Patrick Fitzgerald (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP) with the Honorary Fellow Award.
$40 per ticket

Exhibits – Member Benefits and Services
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Attendees have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from each of the following exhibitors and have their questions answered. Find out more about our exhibitors and sponsors.

IJA/ISBA Joint Program
Protecting the Participants: Providing a Secure Justice System for Judges, Lawyers and Litigants

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Violence against judges, lawyers, and litigants are not uncommon…but there are ways to help protect against court-related violence. Join us for this in-depth look at a number of key things that can help secure the safety and privacy of those working in our Illinois courts.

1.25 hours MCLE | PMCLE*

Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges' Association
Complimentary to registered attendees

IJA/ISBA Joint Program
Frank H. WuInvisible Bias Creating Racial Disparities

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Learn how subtle (and often unintended) slights against marginalized groups
can be more harmful than blatant racial discrimination.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor at UC Hastings, as he provokes the audience to consider the cause-and-effects of implicit bias and micro aggression. The latest social science research suggests that in addition to explicit forms of racial discrimination, there are subtle yet significant forms of bias. "Stereotype threat" also burdens racial minorities with representing a race, influencings their performance with the internalized consequences of negative images. Using stories, data, and humor, Professor Wu challenges the Bench and the Bar to reflect on how to live up to our shared ideals of a diverse democracy.

Professor Frank H. Wu, University of California Hasting College of Law, San Francisco, CA

1.25 hours MCLE | PMCLE*

Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges' Association
Complimentary to registered attendees

IJA/ISBA Joint Meeting Luncheon
 John J. Cullerton, Illinois Senate PresidentFeatured Speaker: John J. Cullerton, Illinois Senate President

12:00 p.m.

Join us as for lunch with featured speaker, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton who has served in the Illinois General Assembly for more than three decades. Throughout his six-term career in the House, he served as the speaker pro tempore and Democratic floor leader. He now presides over the largest Senate Democratic caucus in America and the largest Senate Democratic caucus in the history of Illinois.
$85 per ticket

CLE Program
History on Trial: The Alton School Cases

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Cosponsor: Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

Join us for a look at the Bibb family's persistent legal efforts against racial segregation in Alton, IL, followed by a panel discussion regarding how the case might have unfolded under current laws and rules. The program includes a video replay of the DePaul University Theater School production chronicling the events surrounding the case.

1.5 MCLE | PMCLE*

This program may be registered for as part of the Spotlight on the Legal Profession: Inclusion and Professionalism Package or as an individual CLE program. To register as individual CLE program, please visit the CLE program page.

CLE Program
Lessons in Professional Responsibility: From Abraham Lincoln's Law Practice

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Let the words of Abraham Lincoln inspire you to practice with professionalism.

1.5 MCLE | PMCLE*

This program may be registered for as part of the Spotlight on the Legal Profession: Inclusion and Professionalism Package or as an individual CLE program. To register as individual CLE program, please visit the CLE program page.

Hosted Receptions
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Diversity Leadership Reception
ISBA Diversity Leadership Council presents - Count Me In, a premier networking reception celebrating diversity and inclusion within the profession and the ISBA.
Complimentary to registered attendees

Law School Alumni Reception
Alumni and friends of DePaul University College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law are welcome to attend.
Complimentary to registered attendees

Dinner in Honor of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Cocktail Reception 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Celebrating the Profession Reception
Chief Justice Lloyd KarmeierImmediately following Supreme Court Dinner

Please join in honoring Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court. The black tie optional evening includes a reception before dinner hosted by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company, address by the featured speaker Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, and dinner.

Following the dinner, join us for a special reception Celebrating the Profession with refreshments and musical entertainment by Chicago Catz.

All seating (table of 10) is assigned in advance. Special seating requests should be sent to kweaver@isba.org and will be accommodated if received by the registration deadline.

Cocktail Reception hosted by the ISBA Mutual Insurance Company. Dinner sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association, presided over by ISBA President Vincent F. Cornelius and CBA President Daniel M. Kotin. Celebrating the Profession sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association.
Cocktail Reception only $25 per ticket / Cocktail Reception, Dinner & reception Celebrating the Profession $125 per ticket / Celebrating the Reception only $25 per ticket

Saturday, December 10th

ISBA Assembly Meeting
9:00 a.m.
The policy-making body of the Association meets to conduct the business of the Association. Open to members and the public.


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