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James McCluskey to be Installed as 142nd President of the Illinois State Bar Association

Contact: 
Rhys Saunders
Media Manager
(217) 747-1433
rsaunders@isba.org
For Immediate Release: 
June 5, 2018

James F. McCluskey, a founding member of the law firm Momkus McCluskey, LLC, in Lisle, will be installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization’s 142nd Annual Meeting on Friday, June 15 at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wis.

During his year as president, McCluskey will concentrate on several initiatives, including legal education programs to help attorneys with transition, succession, and overall business planning as they approach retirement. Educational seminars will cover finances and budgeting, financial software tools for small practices, and marketing best practices.

A second initiative will focus on overall wellness in the legal profession by addressing stress, mental health issues, and substance abuse. The initiative will include the creation of a wellness committee comprised of representatives from the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, psychologists, judges, and attorneys. 

McCluskey is a commercial litigator who has handled 60 jury trials and built one of DuPage County’s largest law firms. Long active in the ISBA, he is a member of the Board of Governors and previously served as a member of the Assembly and was chairman of its Agenda Committee. He has served on the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council and its Allerton House Committee.

McCluskey resides in Naperville. He received a bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College, a J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law, and an L.L.M. from the John Marshall Law School.

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