Section Activities Summary

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Below is a summary of activities of this section from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. While past activity is no guarantee of future activity, it may give a idea of what to expect this year.

Section Stats

Continuing Legal Education

Section members receive discounts on section-sponsored CLE programs. During the 2021–22 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 2021–22 bar year.

General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm

  • Community members: 882
  • Total discussion posts: 97

Transactional

  • Community members: 24,024
  • Total discussion posts: 740

Litigation

  • Community members: 24,028
  • Total discussion posts: 1,962

Legislation

The Section Council reviewed 112 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:

  • House Bill 4232 expands standing for visitation litigation to a nonparent if there is an unreasonable denial of visitation by a parent causing harm to the child and if a parent of the child is a threat to the child’s well-being.
  • Senate Bill 1099 creates the Consumer Legal Funding Act that requires entities providing “consumer legal funding” to be registered and regulated by the State.
  • House Bill 4322 is the first major update of the Residential Real Estate Disclosure Act since its enactment in 1994.