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

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.

International and Immigration Law

  • Community members: 368
  • Total discussion posts: 8


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


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


The Section Council reviewed 4 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:

  • Senate Bill 1817 amends Article 3 of the Human Rights Act affecting real estate transactions to include use of a person’s immigration status to trigger the Act unless the inquiry or use complies with State or federal law. It also prohibits a third-party loan modification service provider from using the source of income to discriminate under the Act.
  • House Bill 3882 would allow residents of Illinois to obtain a standard driver’s license, rather than the “temporary visitor driver’s license” that is currently allowed under law.
  • House Bill 3751 authorizes a person to become a police officer who is legally authorized under federal law to work in the United States and is authorized under federal law to possess a firearm.