Section Activities Summary

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Below is a summary of activities of this section from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. While past activity is no guarantee of future activity, it may give a idea of what to expect this year.

Section Stats


During the 2022–23 bar year, the Section published one newsletter. Articles included:

Continuing Legal Education

Section members receive discounts on section-sponsored CLE programs. During the 2022–23 bar year, the Section sponsored the following programs:

ISBA Central Discussions

ISBA Central communities allows section members to pose questions, answer questions, and share information with fellow section members. Members of the section get free access to the section’s community. Joining any section also grants you access to the Transactional and Litigation communities. Below are the total number of discussion posts during the 2022–23 bar year.

Education Law

  • Community members: 277
  • Total discussion posts: 4


  • Community members: 25,498
  • Total discussion posts: 582


  • Community members: 25,497
  • Total discussion posts: 1,794


The Section Council reviewed 155 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:

  • House Bill 3425 amends the School Code provisions to include in the definition of bullying if it is based on physical appearance, socioeconomic status, academic status, pregnancy, parenting status, and homelessness. Requires that a school district’s bullying prevention policy must include procedures for informing parents or guardians of all students involved in the alleged incident of bullying within 24 hours after the school’s administration is made aware of the incident.
  • Senate Bill 2390 amends the School Code. Requires a non-public school to perform a check of the Statewide Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Database (in addition to the Statewide Sex Offender Database) of applicants and once every 5 years and persons employed by the school to determine whether the applicant has been adjudicated a sex offender, of a sex offense, or of a murder or other violent crime against youth.
  • Senate Bill 183 amends the School Code to provide that school officials shall limit the number and duration of transfers to alternative schools in place of discipline.