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Illinois State Bar Association Receives Two Awards for CLE Programs

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For Immediate Release: 
September 18, 2014

The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) received two of only 20 awards given annually from the International Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) at the organization’s annual meeting in Boston. 

An Award for Outstanding Achievement was granted for the ISBA’s CLE course, Child Custody Litigation: Techniques for Trying a Custody Case From Rehearsal to Closing Including a Child Custody Trial, in the Best Program category. The program was sponsored by the ISBA Family Law Section and coordinated by the 2013-14 section chair and CLE coordinator Pamela J. Kuzniar of Chicago.

An Award for Outstanding Achievement was given for the CLE course, Family and Consumer Law Pro Bono Bootcamp, in the Public Interest category. Sponsored by the ISBA Delivery of Legal Services Committee and coordinated by Wendy H. Vaughn of Rockford, the course grew out of a need to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services and increase access to justice during harsh economic times when many families struggle simply to survive. 

Founded in 1877, the ISBA ranks as one of the country’s oldest bar associations serving more than 33,000 members. The ISBA is dedicated to assisting Illinois lawyers in the practice of law, raising the standards of excellence in the legal profession, expanding access to the legal system, and educating the public about the judiciary and the legal profession.

ACLEA members are professionals in the fields of continuing legal education and legal publishing.  Its annual ACLEA’s Best Awards are highly competitive and winning projects represent the highest level of achievement for the staff and volunteers involved. 

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