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.

Traffic Laws and Courts

  • Community members: 455
  • Total discussion posts: 47

Criminal - DUI - Traffic

  • Community members: 2,187
  • Total discussion posts: 1,128


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


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


The Section Council reviewed 45 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:

  • House Bill 1434 amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to provide that no motor vehicle may be stopped or searched by a law enforcement officer solely because of a suspected violation of driving a motor vehicle with an object placed or suspended between the driver and the front windshield that materially obstructs the driver’s view.
  • House Bill 2431 Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device, including using an electronic communication device to participate in any video conferencing application or to access any social media site.
  • Senate Bill 125 amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the odor of burnt or raw cannabis in a motor vehicle by itself shall not constitute probable cause for the search of a motor vehicle or person.