Nomination Form for Committees or Section Councils

Ready to Lead? Nominate Yourself for an ISBA Committee or Section Council

The only way to be considered for an appointment is to complete this online form by February 1, 2017.

Looking for a chance to lead? To grow? To make a difference in the Illinois State Bar Association and the legal profession? Then consider nominating yourself for one of our many section councils and committees for 2017-18.

As president-elect, it's my privilege to make appointments to section councils and committees for the coming fiscal year. These small but influential groups are the lifeblood of the ISBA. They produce newsletters and CLE programs, propose legislation and rules, and help ISBA serve and protect its members in countless ways.

More than 1,000 ISBA members serve on committees and section councils. It's a great way to make new friendships and advance your career. While not everyone can be appointed, all who seek appointment will be considered. I encourage each of you - especially young lawyers and new members whose networking makes the ISBA more diverse and inclusive - to complete the online form below.

Current committees and section councils are listed below. As you can see, the areas of focus and activity span many disciplines. Be aware that an appointment presumes you will attend meetings and actively participate. The ISBA partially reimburses its members for many of their expenses. Your chances of appointment are best if you indicate more than a single area of interest, but no more than three.

Please join me and other ISBA members in serving both the profession and the public.

Russell W. Hartigan, President-Elect


  • Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Committee
  • Bar Services and Activities
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Corrections & Sentencing
  • Delivery of Legal Services
  • Disability Law
  • Diversity Leadership Council
  • Government Lawyers
  • Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board
  • Judicial Advisory Polls
  • Judicial Evaluations-Cook County
  • Judicial Evaluations-Outside Cook
  • Law Office Management & Economics
  • Law Related Education for the Public
  • Legal Education, Admission and Competence
  • Legal Technology
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Military Affairs
  • Professional Conduct
  • Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Women and the Law


  • Administrative Law
  • Agricultural Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Animal Law
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law
  • Bench and Bar
  • Business Advice and Financial Planning
  • Business and Securities Law
  • Child Law
  • Civil Practice and Procedure
  • Commercial Banking, Collections& Bankruptcy Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law Departments
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications & Transportation
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Federal Taxation
  • General Practice, Solo and Small Firm
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International and Immigration Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Mineral Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Senior Lawyers
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Tort Law
  • Traffic Laws and Courts
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Young Lawyers Division

Inside tips on section council and committee self-nomination and service are discussed in an article in The Challenge, the newsletter of ISBA’s Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law.

I would like to be considered for appointment to the following committee or section council
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(To assist in the appointment of diverse committees and section councils)