CBA Record July-August 2021

CLE & MEMBER NEWS Without a doubt, this past year has been quite challenging, but things are looking up – and the CBA is committed to keeping on top of practice changes related to the pandemic and beyond. We hope that over the last year you have felt more supported, connected, and more knowledgeable because of your CBA membership throughour free seminars, practice area committeemeetings, virtual networking events, client communication tips, wellness resources, career programs, and more. We are also very much looking forward to reconnectingwith you as some in-person events begin to resume in the fall.

Membership Renewal Reminder: Don’t Let Your Membership Expire on August 31

Current memberships will officially expire on August 31, 2021. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to renew by this date at, call 312-554-2020 or mail your renewal check to the CBA. We also offer a dues installment plan, $50 financial hardship dues and $75 retired dues to assist our members (email with your request). We appreciate your past membership and look forward to serving you in the coming year.

Learn from Experts, Expand Your Network, and Earn Free CLE Credit through CBA and YLS Committees: No Extra Section Fees!

Over the summer, all members are asked to review/update their committeeassignments for thenewbar year via theonlinecommittee sign up form at If you wish to change your committee assignments, please take amoment todo so now. (Note: You will remain on your current committee assignments unless you request a change.) Memberswhoarenot currently servingon committees are invited to get active this year. A complete description of all CBA and YLS committees, along with their meeting dates and new leadership information is available at A hard copy committee sign-up formis also located there. Most CBAandYLS noon hour committee meetings qualify for free Illinois MCLE credit. The amount of credit depends on the length of the presentation. Mostmeetings are virtual so you can earn free credit without leaving If you are not receiving regular emails from the CBA, please take a moment toupdate yourmember profile at; call 312-554-2000; or send an email to including your name, phone, email address, and CBA member number. Email is our primaryway to communicatewith you, andwe don’t want you to miss out on important announcements including: • The CBA e-Bulletin every Thursday highlighting the following week’s committeemeetings and speakers notingMCLE credit, plus upcoming seminars, networking events and important news about the Association; • Timely notices of seminars, committeemeetings and events related Wanted: CBA Member Email Addresses

your office or home (only live virtual meetings count for credit, not archived meetings). Confirmation of committee assignments and 2021-22 meeting date schedules will be emailed to all committee members in mid- August. Most committees will begin meeting again in September. Contact AwildaReyeswithyour questions at 312-554-2134or areyes@ Special Note: Members listed on committee rosters will receive direct emails regarding committee meetings, speakers, hand- out materials, legislation, etc. However, you do not have to be listed on the committee roster to attend its meetings. Any member may attend any committee meeting. Check the weekly CBA e-Bulletin on Thursday mornings in your inbox or for a list of upcoming meetings. to your practice area; • Practice specific developments through Lexology emails; • Networking, mentoring and professional development events; • Career resources, leadership opportunities and other ways to enhance your resume; and • Tips onwhat to read, watch and listen to regarding the latest trends in the legal profession. You can set your email preferences to receive onlywhat youwant. Please note that the CBA does not provide or sell member email addresses to outside entities.

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